Kier launches mass recruitment drive

Kier has launched a mass recruitment drive, with over 1,200 jobs available across the group. 

The jobs will support new schools, hospitals, roads and rail projects in communities right across the UK – and the recruitment drive will also help Kier to achieve its ambitions to bring a new generation of talent into the construction industry.

The jobs are available across the UK, from the Midlands, north west and south west of England as well as Scotland and Wales and, due to the extensive training programmes the company offers, previous experience within the sector is not essential for a number of the positions available.

With sustainability, data, and new technologies spearheading the revolution taking place within the construction industry, roles on offer are more varied than ever before. From technology engineers, to sustainability co-ordinators, general operatives, business analysts and team leaders, as well as positions in finance, IT and human resources.

Kier is seeking diverse new talent with skills and experience from a range of locations, sectors and backgrounds and is breaking down barriers to entry by offering various entry points, including graduate, apprenticeship and Kickstart opportunities. The group also has programmes such as Making Ground, which supports ex-offenders to find meaningful and sustainable employment.

Kier has also introduced a range of industry-leading policies to support its people, including extending its maternity, paternity and shared parental leave, as well as providing paid leave to anyone who experiences pregnancy loss and new measures to support those going through the menopause. The group also offers all of its employees the ability to have two days paid leave each year to carry out volunteering activities in their local communities.

Helen Redfern, group HR director at Kier, said: “We have a strong pipeline of work, delivering some of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK and we are also playing a critical role in transforming the construction industry. It’s an exciting time to join and through this large-scale recruitment drive we hope to attract a new and diverse range of talent.

“I am committed to breaking down barriers within the construction industry to ensure we are offering opportunities to people from all locations, backgrounds and sectors to bring in new skills, an inclusive approach and diversity of thought as we spearhead change to deliver our projects faster, safer and greener than ever before.

“I am extremely proud of the progressive approach we adopt at Kier. From career development plans to the policies we have in place and the wellbeing support we provide, we are doing all that we can to help our people thrive.”

Kier currently employs more than 11,000 people across the UK and has one of the highest Glassdoor ratings of any construction company, with employee reviews scoring the group highly on work/life balance, diversity and inclusion and benefits.

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