The National Infrastructure Plan (NIP) laid out by the government in 2014 highlighted 263 projects across the UK with a combined forecast spend of £466 billion between now and 2021. With a forecast 5,000 jobs created per £billion spent, there are rich seams of opportunity for career progression. ARM will be available to discuss the future on stand H27 at ExCel London.
Public investment in vital infrastructure improvements have been prioritised and the future looks very rosy for all industries represented at CITE and Infrarail. This has enabled the sectors to establish long-term funding certainty for the key areas where infrastructure is publicly funded – roads, rail, flood defences and science. All of the publicly funded elements of the infrastructure pipeline now represent a firm and specific government commitment.
Adam Razzell, Head of Rail at ARM said "The significant and committed budgets are allowing confidence to grow stronger and long term plans to evolve to upgrade the vital services and networks across the UK. The NIP has been welcomed, absorbed and is now beginning to materialise into jobs, opportunity and stability in the world of infrastructure and built environments."
Gemma Langley, Head of Manufacturing & Technologies division at ARM said "The UK’s rail Industry is currently undergoing the biggest programme of modernisation since Victorian times, with more innovation, products and technologies being employed and invested into small, medium and large business across the UK. Significant future growth in freight and passenger traffic is expected and our Manufacturing & Technologies division is right at the forefront of the latest innovations. ARM work with world leading engineers across a broad range of skills and disciplines from train design and rolling stock conception to the complete range of sub-systems, encompassing bogies and electronics."
ARM has been developing networks of specialist engineers and candidates with very niche, hard to find skillsets for 20 years. The specialist markets team within ARM are committed and experienced professionals that stand apart from the ordinary due to their passion and niche market focus. This passion translates into the delivery of highly skilled contract and permanent candidates into businesses that need these skills to progress.
There were over 6,600 attendees in 2014, so we’re hoping to see some familiar and new faces, over what is looking like a very exciting 3 days at the ExCel.
Whether the visitors are potential clients, candidates or simply skilled, industry professionals, a visit to ARM, either at the event or online at arm.co.uk, could prove very beneficial. Advice, tips, guides and help are always available and the Infrastructure & Built Environments team are always happy to talk.