The amount of money invested in a construction project means a skills shortage can be devastating. Our international division is recruiting qualified specialists from Spain and the rest of Europe to address the number one issue affecting the growth of the construction industry.
Addressing the Skills Shortage
We’re all getting older (although some of us are in denial), and sadly there are fewer new entrants to the UK construction industry to pass skills on to. With construction graduate numbers still low, we adopted a proactive approach and in early 2015 set up an international office to identify talent from Spain and the wider EU.
We carry out the same rigorous checks on international job seekers as we do on people from the UK. Before we recommend someone to you, we look at references, qualifications, their English language capability and their eligibility to work in the UK. We also consider cultural fit, attitude and learning curves to deliver you the right individual four your business.
Click here to read some FAQs about Immigration and Migrant Labour from Scottish Law Firm, Brodies LLP.
What's the cost of living like? What are the job prospects?
So many questions.
Relocating overseas takes commitment, so the best thing to do is extensively research your country of choice to ensure that you are 100% confident that it's the right move for you, and if appropriate, your family too.
To help you on your research journey, we have listed below some web links for answers to the questions you'll most likely have. Once you've read these, continue to do your own research and give us a call when you're ready to take the next step.
We're at the end of the phone should you have any additional questions, and we'll do our best fill in the gaps you may still have.
Best of luck on your research journey (remember, Google is your friend) and we hope to hear from you soon.
And for a bit of fun:
If you need to address the skills shortage in your business and improve diversity within teams, this is a viable (and logical) approach. Take a look at some case studies of previous, successful recruiting from abroad.
Discipline: Graduate Civil Design Engineer Relocated: Spain to Scotland – January 2015
Discipline: Commercial / Quantity Surveyor / Estimator Relocated: From Portugal to Scotland - January 2015
Discipline: Site Engineer Relocated: From Spain to Scotland - April 2014
Discipline: Civil Engineer Relocated: From Spain to Scotland - July 2014