Skanska is set to create around 1,500 jobs in the UK as it looks to complete a number of rail, water, building and roads contracts.
The construction company is looking forward to a period of planned growth and expansion. To fuel this it will be increasing its workforce in a range of sectors over the next two to three years.
In particular, there will be a focus on construction and infrastructure contracts, including commercial building in London and projects for health and pharmaceutical clients, as well as across the road, rail, utilities and energy sectors.
“With more focus on infrastructure investment, we have seen our visible pipeline of new work growing strongly during the last nine months, giving us increased confidence about the future,” said Mike Putnam, president and CEO, Skanska UK.
“Having the right people with the right skills in the right numbers is therefore a priority for us. We are accelerating our recruitment activity significantly across all our operations, to fill roles at all levels of the company and in many parts of the UK.”
Skanska has been involved in several high-profile projects, including building 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) in London, the widening of the M25, infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic Park and constructing Britain’s greenest public building, Brent Civic Centre.