Back to NewsWeekley Roundup, Friday 21/03/14

Potensis have now set up groups on LinkedIn for our job opportunities in and discussions on various sectors, check them out here and here.

The big news of the week has been the Budget announcement by The Office for Budget Responsibility. Budget headlines for construction are;

  • Help to Buy scheme extended until 2020.
  • Long-planned mass housing schemes promised for Thames Estuary corridor at Barking Riverside and new Garden City at Ebbsfleet.
  • £500m of finance being made available to small house-building companies.
  • Freeze on fuel duty for another year.

Barratt Development are planning to create 3,000 new jobs due to the decision to extend the Help-To-Buy scheme. They will be increasing the number of sites they are working on to around 450 which will boost staff, including sub-contractors, to around 21,000. Via construction enquirer.

Unite, the student accommodation specialist, has been given the green light to build a new complex in North London. The contract is for a 900-bed project in Islington, with Unite hoping to get the project delivered by 2016. Via construction enquirer.

Testimonials

  • We at Kier Construction Central South are very pleased with the excellent service from Potensis – they provide good quality candidates.

    Glyn Salmon, Director,

  • We have worked with Potensis who have provided excellent candidates that met our requirements, their whole process from introduction to signing off time sheets electronically has proved to be extremely ...

    Brian Sanders, Domestic Energy Manager,

  • I have worked with Potensis over the past number of years during which I have found their approach to both permanent and temporary recruitment to be professional, accurate and refreshingly ...

    Jim Dawkins, Commercial Director,

  • Potensis have worked with us on a number of temporary assignments for Rydon Maintenance. We have been impressed by the quality of their candidates, the speed and accuracy of their service and ...

    James O’Loughlin, Recruitment Manager,

  • Gladedale have worked with Potensis for a number of years and have proved to be a valuable partner, willing to understand and positively act upon the changing requirements of our business in terms of ...

    Alan McGillivray, HR Director,

  • Potensis have provided Mears with a high quality temporary and permanent recruitment service. Potensis’ consultants have demonstrated an excellent standard of professionalism and a genuine desire ...

    Ian Watson, Group Supply Chain Director,

  • Potensis have developed a strong long term relationship with Wates. Potensis' approach is characterised by their emphasis on delivering for their clients. Potensis consistently ensure that the best ...

    Steve Bradbury, Project Director,

  • Our main contact at Potensis has worked hard to understand the individual requirements of our line managers and the culture and environment that their candidates would be working in. This has resulted ...

    Nicola Docherty, HR Manager,

  • Potensis have always worked hard to ensure that the quality of the people they put forward is very high. This saves our Managers a considerable amount of time and results in us recruiting the right ...

    Lucas Critchley, Regional Director,

  • We have worked with Potensis for a number of years. We have always been impressed by both the quality of their candidates and their commitment to providing a client focused recruitment service. We look ...

    Rod Sutherland, Operational Manager,

  • Potensis have a rare skill in construction recruitment to be able to source candidates across all sectors and most importantly carry out thorough research before offering short-lists. They are key to ...

    Tim Carpenter, Managing Director,

  • We have worked with Potensis on many positions over the last 5-years and have found their approach to be professional and efficient. They understand the roles and level of experience needed to meet ...

    Adrian Watts, Technical Director,

  • We have been working closely with Potensis over the past 18 months and have developed a very professional and close relationship. We have been able to call upon Potensis on a regular basis for our ...

    Simon Taylor, Resident Liaison Manager,

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