Posted on Wednesday 11 February 2015 by Ulster Business

Construction firms join together to offer 60 graduate jobs

Pictured Roisin Campbell, Ulster University graduate and quantity surveyor at Farrans; Nathan Wilson, Farrans Civil Engineer; and Anton McArdle, Ulster University graduate and quantity surveyor

Some of Northern Ireland’s biggest firms have joined together to create 150 graduate positions and work placement opportunities in the construction sector with the help of Ulster University.

The likes of Farrans Construction, Gilbert Ash and O’Hare McGovern will offer a total of 60 graduate level jobs while the rest will be work experience opportunities in everything from quantity surveying to civil engineering to renewable energy management.

News of the positions came at Ulster University’s annual Built Environment Networking & Recruitment Day, which connects students seeking employment with over 40 of the UK’s top construction companies.

“Ulster University is focused on helping to build and support the construction sector which is on the road to recovery post-downturn,” Shauna McCloy, Head of Employability at Ulster University said. “The university’s reputation for delivering work-based learning means that year after year employers from the UK construction sector are returning to recruit our highly skilled and employment-ready graduates.

Jonathan Hunter, Senior HR Manager from Farrans Construction said the construction industry provides an exciting career opportunity.

“A career in the built environment can be hugely rewarding and as the economic recovery continues, now more than ever is an exciting time to be involved in the sector. Farrans is currently recruiting for full-time graduate positions in Northern Ireland, Scotland and England. Today’s event is a great opportunity to gain access to some of the best up-and-coming talent in the local construction sector.”

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