Engineering recruitment exhibition is back and bigger than ever for 2014

With major engineering organisations leading by example, exhibitors are signing up on mass for this year’s National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition (NECR) at The NEC Birmingham.

Taking place on Friday 28th November and Saturday 29th November 2014, renowned organisations such as Network Rail, Carillion, Amey, the Royal Air Force and BAE systems will join a mix of industry leaders to recruit the latest talent and offer their services and knowledge to those making a move up the engineering and/or construction ladder.

In association with The Daily Telegraph, The NECR exhibition is a one stop shop for recent graduates and experienced engineers wanting to know anything about the world of engineering and construction. The two day exhibition will be free to attend with hundreds of exciting job vacancies from leading global recruiters, a full seminar programme, careers advice lounge, a CV and interview clinic, networking centre for women in engineering, an engineering challenge for budding graduates and a professional development hub.

John Hancock, Managing Director of Venture Marketing Group, which organises The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition, commented:

“Engineering and construction is a niche market and, now in its 17th year, this exhibition proves a great help for those who are keen to kick start their career in the industry or the fully skilled simply seeking a career change. With everyone brought together under one roof, the networking opportunities are endless and it gives job seeking engineers a valuable one-to-one experience which is not always readily available in the busy diaries of such leading recruiters.”

Supported by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), The Women in Engineering Forum is a big hit amongst visitors. The open forum is run by women for women and helps to raise awareness of a topical issue which is very much at the forefront of the industry. It not only provides a superb networking opportunity for women at any stage of their career, key spokespeople are able to share their experiences and give advice to those still considering their career path. This year, successful female engineers from Aecom and Carrilion will be sharing advice based on their own personal experiences.

The large, purpose built presentation theatre offers all visitors a wide range of topical briefings and insights from the engineering and construction industry’s leading experts. Plus, major engineering institutions1 will take centre stage in this year’s professional development hub, a centre point attraction for the self-employed seeking status in the industry or those simply looking for valuable advice and personal career development.

This year’s Engineering Challenge will also put passionate university students to the test with a live task on the exhibition floor. Groups of engineering students from across the UK will be invited to compete against one another and design, build and test their inventions in a challenging task to win a prize of £5002.