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O’Rourke launches North West recruitment drive

5 February 2018 | By Will Mann

The Sir Henry Royce Institute will be highlighted at the careers event

Laing O’Rourke is to host a careers event in Manchester aimed at attracting new talent into the construction industry.  

Organised in conjunction with Manchester City Council, Manchester Airport Group and the University of Manchester, it will take place on 8 February at Wythenshawe Forum.

The “Early Talent” event aims to give people “interested in the industry the chance to find out about opportunities within construction and engineering and highlight how projects bring socio-economic benefits”, the company said.

Laing O’Rourke will send a team including apprentices, experienced engineers, project managers and members of its supply chain.

Manchester Airport is a key project in the North West

The event will focus on the sharing of knowledge and insight into the construction industry, and the team will be available to give practical advice on how to go about landing an apprenticeship or placement.

Tom Higgins, director at Laing O’Rourke, said: “Laing O’Rourke is delivering high-profile projects that span over a number of years and we recognise the positive impact they have on local communities.

“We want to highlight what goes into these projects and how they shape the world around us, so young people can learn how a career in construction can be rewarding.”

Laing O’Rourke will highlight career opportunities ranging from traditional trades such as carpentry to digital engineering roles, across a number of projects in the North West including:

Jo Vezey, head of talent, inclusion and social sustainability at Laing O’Rourke, said: “Investing in future talent is fundamental to our business and in establishing good working sustainable partnerships.  This approach is embedded in everything we do, as we continue to recruit and develop our workforce.”

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