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The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition returns to the NEC this autum

Friday, 13 November 2015 15:17

The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition Hall 11 at the NEC, Birmingham, 27 and 28 November 2015, 11am – 4pm

Research by The Royal Academy of Engineering suggests that Britain will need more than one million new engineers and technicians by 2020 to tackle demand.1 The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition (NECR) showcases leading career opportunities in the engineering industry. Taking place on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 November, industry leaders such as General Electric, FM Global, Network Rail and BAE Systems will join other key engineering and construction leaders seeking to recruit the industry’s best talent.

The exhibition is a one-stop shop showcasing a selection of industry sectors including, automotive and mechanical, civil, design and electrical. Visitors can expect a full seminar programme, careers advice lounge, a CV and interview clinic, professional development hub and an engineering challenge for recent graduates. Free to attend for registered visitors, the NECR offers hundreds of exciting job vacancies from leading global recruiters for both experienced engineers wanting to make a move up the professional engineering ladder and talented graduates.

John Hancock, Managing Director of Venture Marketing Group, which organises The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition, commented: “Engineering and construction is an ever-growing market and, now in its 17th year, this exhibition proves a great help for skilled professionals seeking new and exciting career opportunities. With everyone brought together under one roof, the networking opportunities are endless and it gives visitors a valuable one-to-one experience which is not readily available anywhere else”

Supported by the Women's Engineering Society (WES), the Women in Engineering Forum is a highly popular feature. Taking place on Friday 27 November, the open forum is run by women, for women and provides an excellent networking opportunity for engineers at all stages of their career. Visitors and industry representatives can share their experiences, make new contacts, and discuss various opportunities. This year, two inspiring female engineers will be sharing their personal experiences and give first hand advice to those developing their career as an engineer.

The large, purpose built presentation theatre offers all visitors a wide range of topical briefings and employability workshops. Plus-major engineering institutions2 will take centre stage in this year’s professional development hub, a central attraction for engineer’s status in the industry or those simply looking for valuable advice and personal career development. 

There will also be a free to attend skills conference for professional engineers. Topics covered will include; leading innovation and achieving your personal potential, fundamentals of project management, introduction to bidding and tendering, effective negotiation and much more.

A full list of recruiters, further information on features and details on parking and travel subsidies3 for full time students are available at www.engineerjobs.co.uk