The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition

Event details

25th - 26th November 2011
Hall 11, NEC

About the event


A measure of growing confidence in the engineering industry comes from the decision of Prodrive, Eaton Aerospace and Air Products to recruit at The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition (NECR) for the first time, while Denso and Honeywell will be returning to the event.


These companies will be joining an impressive range of major organisations such as Cummins, General Dynamics, Land Rover, Network Rail, Rolls Royce, Royal Navy, RSA, Siemens and Toyota, offering exciting careers in the engineering and construction sector to the thousands of experienced skilled professionals and graduates expected to visit the NEC, Birmingham on 25 & 26 November 2011,


Scott Bannerman, Director of Venture Marketing Group, organisers of The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition, commented: “With several companies recruiting at this event for the first time and many major names confirmed as exhibitors, it is clear that confidence within the industry is increasing. In the current economic climate, this is a particularly encouraging outlook for those looking for work or their next step in the engineering and construction sector.”


Exhibitors at NECR, the largest engineering and construction recruitment event in the UK, will be offering challenging roles in virtually every sector of the industry including: automotive, mechanical, electronics, software and defence, construction, civil and structural engineering.


The many experienced skilled professionals and graduates who visit the exhibition will not only find valuable career opportunities and potential roles across all disciplines of engineering but also all the help and advice they need in seeking a job.


At the Professional Development Hub visitors can meet representatives from the Engineering Council and professional engineering institutions* for advice on their career progression, and how to become an outstanding job candidate. TheInstitution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is one of the most recent additions to the extensive list of organisations taking part in this initiative, supporting an event that is fast becoming an industry-wide collaboration.The Professional Development Hub is open to all visitors, from graduates to experienced skilled professionals.


Visitors will also be able to benefit from the many valuable advisory services available to help them to develop their careers and gain advice on their job-search. Experts within the Careers Advice Lounge will offer personalised advice on all aspects of finding the perfect job and how to promote themselves to prospective employers, while one-to-one consultations at the CV Clinic will give top tips on perfecting a winning CV.In addition, free half-hour group sessions within the Interview Clinic will give visitors individual and practical advice on how to approach an interview, and invaluable tips on how to demonstrate the qualities recruiters are seeking.


There are a wide variety of free careers presentations throughout both days of the exhibition, offering invaluable careers advice and information on opportunities at the UK's leading engineering and construction companies. They provide advice on interview preparation, effective interview skills, selling yourself, how the application process works for recruiters, what the company culture is like and how to get your CV to the top of the pile!


The Women in Engineering Forum takes place within the event on 25 November 2011. Offering women at all stages of their career the chance to share experiences, make new contacts and hear about exciting new vacancies, the forum provides an invaluable networking opportunity. Places are reserved on a first come, first served basis, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.


For university students, Engineering Challenge gives teams of students from universities across the country the chance to compete against each other to design, build and test their inventions in a challenging task to win a prize of £750**. Watching the teams in action is both educational and entertaining! To enter a team please email or call 020 8394 5100.


Scott Bannerman concluded: “This exhibition provides a perfect, comprehensive way for those considering their next career move to prepare, research and meet potential employers. The range of advice and services available mean that a visit to the event will be, for most who attend, one of the most valuable and productive days of their year - and one that could see them successfully taking the next step in their career.”


A full list of recruiters, further information on features and details on parking and travel subsidies for full time students are available at


The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition is held in association with the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, and is supported by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institution of Chemical Engineers, and the Institution of Civil Engineers.


*The institutions include: the Chartered Institute for IT (BCS); the Energy Institute (EI); the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE); the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE); the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED); the Institution of Engineering and Technology(IET); the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM); the Institution of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM); the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE): the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE); the Nuclear Institute (NI); the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3); the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE); the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE); The Welding Institute (TWI)


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