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Whether you are looking for guidance on salary expectations, help with career progression or looking for insight into your area of professional expertise or local recruitment market. Our content aims to provide you with the expert insight you need to make the right decisions for both your career and your business.

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Building services salary survey 2017

blog_salariesinbuildingservices_small.pngSalaries in the building services sector rose by a healthy 3.5% last year, according to the 2017 Hays salary survey, despite Brexit looming on the horizon. David Blackman reports on a jobs market showing strong resilience in the face of European uncertainty.

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From the ground up: Getting women into construction

Women in construction

Construction is an area where the old-fashioned gender stereotypes are still in play. It is generally male dominated and, as a sector, could be better at encouraging women into the workplace.

Discover how the sector is attempting to appeal to a female market

Bridging the skills gap in construction

Skills shortage

The construction sector is fighting through a skills shortage affecting every level of its business. In a recent survey and report we attempted to ascertain the reasons behind the shortage, the exact effect it was having on the industry and the methods being employed to resolve it.

Find out what's being done to reduce the skills shortage

5 ways to construct a great building services CV

Building services CV

Although there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution to writing a CV for a construction or building services role, following these simple guidelines will dramatically improve your chances of getting an interview.

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Q&A with Steve Feeley, Director of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

interview with ICE

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is a registered charity that strives to promote and progress civil engineering. It was founded in 1818 and granted a royal charter in 1828. Its aim is to "foster and promote the art and science of civil engineering".

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