Carillion opens Job Shop at Royal Liverpool University Hospital project site

Liverpool people will be able to find out more about job opportunities on offer at the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital (RLUH) construction project, with the opening of a new Job Shop facility on the site.

Councillor Nick Small, Cabinet member for Employment and Skills, officially launched the Job Shop on Monday.

Carillion began work on the construction of the £335 million hospital project in February and is scheduled to handover the building in 2017.

Construction of the new hospital is expected to contribute around £240 million to the local economy, creating the equivalent of 750 full-time jobs during the construction period and Carillion has committed to 60 per cent of these jobs going to local people and 15 per cent of the workforce will come from priority Council wards in the city.

The Job Shop will be operated by Carillion’s recruitment arm SkyBlue, in partnership with Liverpool in Work, and will prove an accessible ‘one-stop-shop’ for both employers and those looking for employment on the project.

David Kennedy, Carillion project director said: “We recognise the potential of the new Royal development to make a positive, sustainable difference to the social and economic growth of the local community, resulting in benefits across the City of Liverpool and wider Liverpool City Region.

“One of our key objectives is to maximise the employment and training opportunities for local people and we aspire to see jobs of all types, and at all levels, created during the construction period, filled as far as practicable’ by local people.”

Councillor Nick Small said: “We’re looking forward to seeing even more local jobs being created on the construction of the new Royal. Carillion are making great progress on their aims for 60% local employment and this new Job Shop will help create event more opportunities, especially for young people who live locally.”

The Job Shop, located on West Derby Street, will be open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm.

Pictured are Louisa Traynor from SkyBlue; Cllr Nick Small, David Kennedy, Scott Latta the Job Shop Manager and Julia McNally from Liverpool in Work.