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Build a future with Hays Construction & Property

By Duncan Bullimore, Director, Hays Construction & Property

If you’re considering, or have ever considered becoming a recruiter, there has never been a better time to get on board. Hays Construction & Property has continued to grow over our 50-year history. We now operate in 60 UK & Ireland offices, and have the largest office network and geographical coverage of any recruiter in the sector. So, we think we’ve got a fairly good idea about what it takes to be a success in the recruitment world.

The right attitude and personality is a crucial consideration when taking on an employee in any role, and this is especially true of recruitment. Ours is a challenging yet hugely rewarding industry, and what you get out of it is wholly dependent upon what you put in. Work hard and you’ll be rewarded, but adopt a half-hearted approach and you can only expect to enjoy limited success.

We hire based on personal strengths and potential, rather than your CV, experience or background. We believe that ambition, being passionate about people and a desire to be successful are the only prerequisites – everything else, we can teach you. If you’re interested in a career as a construction and property recruiter at Hays, read on:

1. Construction and property is booming

When considering a career in recruitment, one thing should stand out - the importance of working in a market that matches your own interests, as well as one that provides opportunities to get involved in an exciting, evolving sector.

To help to demonstrate the sheer scale of the market’s global operations and the size of the market, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors found that everything connected to land, property and construction represents 70% of global wealth. Furthermore, despite the wider economic uncertainty around Brexit, the construction and property market has remained resilient, with hiring ongoing and organisations in this sector largely optimistic about business activity.

As such, there is no shortage of jobs to fill. It’s a busy time to be a recruiter in construction and property, and a time in which you will have many opportunities to really make a difference to an organisation by finding the right candidate.

2. The market is diverse and exciting

The construction and property industry is very diverse and covers a vast array of professional areas including architecture, surveying, health and safety and engineering, as well as other in-demand trades.

Not only does this mean that you have a diverse range of options in which to carve out your niche, but by immersing yourself in any of these professional environments you will learn how the wider construction and property sector functions, and potentially get involved in some very high-profile projects.

This could mean finding talented professionals to design new stadiums, or providing employees who will help build world-renowned skyscrapers. There are some very impressive and unique opportunities to get excited by and play an important part in.

3. Why consider Hays

Due to our current and historic track record of delivering to our customers, the Hays name holds real gravitas in the industry. As a result we can offer new recruits the best starting base to work from – established customer relationships as well as a highly-trusted brand when talking to new people, which, coupled with our access to the best recruitment tools and technology on the market, means that we can support clients and candidates faster and better than the competition.

We are proud of our reputation for offering our recruitment consultants the best learning and development in the industry – and rightly so. Your training will continue throughout your career trajectory, and our commission structure is uncapped, meaning there’s no limit to your earning potential.

For more information, visit and join the leading recruiter today.

About this author

Duncan joined Hays in 1994, and is now Director of our Construction and Property business in the UK. He provides strategic leadership to a team of over 400 construction and property recruitment consultants, and is responsible for the provision of top construction talent to the building industry across the UK.


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