Helping the rebuild – high interest at Careers Open Days
Want to work for us? Fulton Hogan received an overwhelmingly positive response to this question last week at its Careers Open Day.
Fulton Hogan is part of the Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT), which is repairing the city's earthquake damaged roads, water supply and wastewater systems.
The SCIRT programme of projects is one of the largest and most complex civil engineering programmes of work ever undertaken in New Zealand. It will take around five years to complete and is expected to cost in the order of $2 billion.
To meet this challenge, Fulton Hogan is recruiting for a range of managerial and operational roles including roading construction foreman, project managers, excavator operators, engineers, construction general hands and STMS traffic controllers.
Over 200 people attended the career open days at the Hornby Office. Ready for an interview, the candidates brought their CV and talked with Fulton Hogan managers about the career opportunities available. The people who attended the open days will learn this week if they are successful in gaining a second job interview.
A large percentage of the candidates are likely to be offered positions with Fulton Hogan either now or in the future. Patrice Wilkin, South Island recruiter for Fulton Hogan feels positive about matching candidates to available vacancies:
There was an excellent buzz around the place. Just as important as skills and experience, is people having the right attitude to work for such a project. People are very positive about the jobs and the work environment we offer.
SCIRT believes that being involved in the rebuild will provide workers with great exposure to different construction companies that are leading the way for construction in New Zealand. Workers will benefit by developing new skills and also have the opportunity to play a part in rebuilding our city.