Monday, 9 June 2014

NHBC is the latest in the building industry to have a significant recruitment drive

To underline the increase in production of new houses and the real urgency for these projects to be completed as quickly as possible, the need to have both quality and quantity in staff and workers throughout all areas of the industry is a primary concern. The NHBC has acted to try and address this issue.

We are already aware of the lack of contractors available in the industry and also the fact that many manufacturers of building products cannot produce the supply to meet the demand. There has also been a noticeable increase in more jobs for construction and building products sales professionals, as companies look to recruit to exploit the upturn in the market. And now we learn that the NHBC (National Housebuilders Council) has launched its biggest recruitment campaign in 30 years.

The UK warranty and insurance provider for new homes will create more than 100 frontline technical jobs to help support housebuilders as they increase volumes in response to the improving market.

The recruitment drive will see NHBC recruit 80 new building inspectors and create new management roles, as well as take on more surveyors, engineers and special project managers.

NHBC will also assemble a Mobile Quality team for housebuilders who need extra inspection assistance. The team will cover areas of high demand and those with more complex projects.

“As production ramps up across the country, the industry is faced with a new set of challenges,” said NHBC’s operations director Ian Davis. “Builders up and down the country have told NHBC what they need to move forward and we have responded by launching one of the biggest recruitment drives in our history.

“By upscaling our technical and inspection services we will be able to provide extra support to the industry and builder customers at this crucial time.”

It is encouraging news that companies and organisations are realising the market is in sustained growth and it must not be allowed to collapse for reasons which are controllable.  

If you are a manufacturer or supplier of building products looking to recruit for sales or marketing staff, contact Pinnacle Consulting, specialist in recruitment for the sector. Call 01480 405225 or visit

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