We understand your industry: Infrastructure

We understand that talent acquisition and management is crucial to success. Every industry needs good people to help it succeed; no matter what that industry or sector might be.

With over a decade of experience and knowledge, Blue Octopus continues to lead the way in talent acquisition within the Infrastructure sector. In an ever-growing, competitive market, we listen, understand and use our market knowledge to develop smart solutions using next generation technology to address end users’ needs.

Infrastructure in 2019

You cannot talk about the Infrastructure sector without mentioning Brexit. Yet, despite the uncertainty surrounding the UK’s departure from the EU, long-term investors still believe in the credibility of the sector within the UK.

  • UK third in market for most potential for private investment
    Out of twenty advanced markets, the UK came third only after the US and Australia. This is only a drop of one place since 2018.
  • Despite Brexit inconsistency, construction has remained consistent
    Many larger cities saw a record number of completed construction projects in 2018 and those locations still have a rich variety of ambitious projects still ongoing and planned for 2019. These cities include London, Manchester, Belfast, Birmingham and Leeds.
  • Recycling and waste packaging is at the forefront of the world’s focus right now
    Sustainability is not just a buzz word, but a real, urgent necessity. Governments, not only in the UK, but across every continent, are implementing changes to how they handle, recycle and reuse waste.
  • The Interim NHS People Plan sets out a vision for the service in the long term
    As the world and society continues to develop and grow, it is essential the NHS is ready for the medical advances and healthcare changes that are ahead. The Interim NHS People Plan is a vision for how NHS Staff will be supported to deliver that care and what is needed to help them in the future.
  • Aviation passenger numbers to grow 50% by 2050, supporting 500,000 UK jobs
    The UK’s aviation industry is the third largest in the world; it is an industry that contributes at least £22 billion to the UK economy and supports over half a million jobs. As passenger numbers are set to increase to 435 million by 2050, the UK needs to address a number of challenges, including the continued STEM skills shortage, and keeping pace with technological developments and the changing nature of aviation jobs.

Blue Octopus works with clients across the Infrastructure sector, providing forward-thinking talent solutions and helping them stay relevant in a world that’s moving at pace.

Get in touch with our team today on 0113 532 3418 or email hello@blueoctopus.co.uk and find out how we could support you.

Sources:
2019 edition of The Global Infrastructure Hub and EDHEC Infrastructure Institute (EDHECinfra) survey
https://www.ukconstructionmedia.co.uk/features/infrastructure-driving-construction-2019/
https://www.england.nhs.uk/long-term-plan/
https://www.gov.uk/government/news
https://www.greenjournal.co.uk
https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/

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