Understanding your industry: Infrastructure

With over a decade of experience and knowledge, Blue Octopus continues to lead the way in talent acquisition within the Infrastructure sector.

In our series of industry blogs, we look at the influences and trends affecting the sector. NHS Staffing and global infrastructure policy are key focuses in December. Below we explore some of the big stories so far…

  • More than 22,000 EU Nationals have already left NHS
    Since the 2016 Referendum, more than 22,000 EU Nationals have left the NHS, including almost 9,000 midwives and nurses. This increased by 21% compared to the previous. With Brexit still undecided this could increase if – or when – the laws (and costs) surrounding working visas, change in 2020.
  • Recycling success for Wales
    The BBC News has reported that the amount of household waste produced by each person in Wales has reduced by 17% in six years. This is the kind of waste that goes into bin bags – and is not recycled, reused or composted. From 2012-2013, 217kg was produced per person, dropping to 180kg in 2018-2019. A Government report found that the percentage of waste reused, recycled or composted from July 2018 to June 2019 was 63%, the same amount as the previous year. The Welsh Government said its aim is “to continue our progress towards zero waste as we move towards a more circular economy”.
  • New global policy to improve infrastructure planning
    The Institution of Civil Engineers has partnered with key organisations, including KPGM, OECD, UNOPS, Pinsent Masons, the University of Sydney and the Environmental Change Institute, to deliver a global policy programme to help decision-makers with the challenge of designing and delivering infrastructure for the long-term benefits of communities around the world. The ‘Enabling Better Infrastructure’ programme, simultaneously launched around the world, offers insights for governments and decision-makers on how best to plan and deliver infrastructure to achieve the most effective social and economic outcomes.
  • Coca-Cola to donate for every can recycled this Christmas
    Coca-Cola Great Britain has partnered with Crisis, the homeless charity, to donate 10p for each can recycled by visitors along its ninth Christmas truck tour. The initiative aimed at encouraging recycling as part of Coca-Cola’s goal to help collect and recycle a bottle or can for each one sold by 2025 in western Europe. The Christmas truck began its in November and made 19 stops nationwide before finishing in London on 15 December. Results?

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