Hospital building boosts jobs

The building of the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital will not only provide a world-class health facility for the city but it will also boost local job opportunities.

Carillion Construction Services, the preferred bidder for the construction of the hospital are committed to include job creation equivalent to 750 full-time job opportunities in the project and to employ 60% of the project workforce from the Liverpool City Region.

Liverpool in Work is partnering with Carillion to match local candidates and trainees with employment and training opportunities. They will also work closely with other relevant partners across the city to identify potential candidates for employment and training opportunities.

Councillor Nick Small, cabinet member for skills, enterprise and employment, said: “It is vital that when we have major construction projects in the city that local people benefit and I am pleased that Carillion have given commitments to employ significant number of local workers at the new Royal Hospital.

“In particular, this development , which is great news for Liverpool, will provide opportunities for young people to get into the labour market as youth unemployment remains a great challenge for us.”

Work on the new hospital is due to start in February 2014, Carillion will be recruiting local labour on a regular basis over a three year period. In the interim, should you wish to register your interest in potential employment or training opportunities you can email your CV to liverpoolinwork@liverpool.gov.uk with the reference: “Royal Hospital”.