Now, more than ever, the infrastructure and construction sector is battling to find skilled people to support its large projects and manage its assets. Increased investment has been great for the industry and large projects like Wylfa in Angelesy, Hinckley C, Bradwell B and Crossrail 2, have called for a huge increase in demand for experienced, cross-functional talent. It a similar picture overseas, with Infrastructure developments as diverse as Alaska’s LNG project, China’s Jiuquan Wind Power base and Lapssett in Kenya, all contributing to the need for specialist, hard to find talent. Demand outstrips supply. But we don’t need to tell you that.

Critical resourcing issues within Infrastructure today:

Huge skills shortage, with a projected shortfall of 100,000 workers needed in the next 5 years.
Lack of investment in talent pipeline and difficulties in retaining key staff.
Lack of diversity in the workforce
Increased language skills requirement, for overseas labour working in the UK, and international demand for English speaking talent
Greater investment in value proposition; from Construction through to Supply chain, the industry needs to spruce up its image as a career of choice for graduates, high-potentials and senior leaders.


Finding solutions that deliver results

At Douglas Stuart we have a track record of working with our clients to access not only the experienced, senior candidates who have the skills needed for today, but also, the high-potential candidates, who with training and investment, have the skills for tomorrow. We are constantly exploring the ways we can keep the talent pool wide and narrow the skills gap.

Our ability to attract the highest calibre external talent, help develop and retain clients existing talent, and source specialist contract and interim staff, means we can respond with speed and efficiency to this complex market.

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