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Job vacancies rise as construction industry ends 2017 on a high

Published on 5th January 2018

The construction industry saw a positive end to 2017 after a notable rise in activity, orders and job creation.

According to the most recent IHS Markit Construction PMI, house building was once again a driving force in the growth of the industry; the residential sector experienced growth for the sixteenth consecutive month. But output increased overall, and civil engineering stabilised towards the end of the year, bringing an end to its 3-month long decline.

Growth has been in the works for a while now. Over the past few months, construction firms across the country have noticed a steady rise in enquiries - and in December, new orders reached a seven-month high.

So what does this all mean for jobseekers?

Higher demand for construction work will alway be a good thing when looking for a new job. Outlook is growing more positive, and clients are becoming increasingly willing to commit to placing orders.

The increase in orders follows on from November’s growth, and the continued potential for larger workloads means that employers operating across all aspects of construction are taking on more staff in order to keep up. When new work comes in, they need to be prepared and ready to hit the ground running - and they need the right workforce in place to do so.

If you’re looking for a new construction job, right now is looking like one of the best times to do so - regardless of whether you’re a groundworker, site manager, joiner or civil engineer.

Kalcrest Site Services are experts at helping construction workers and tradespeople find jobs anywhere in the UK.

If you’re looking to move into your next role, send a copy of your CV to to find out about our current vacancies.

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