VolkerWessels UK join The 5% Club


We have just recently welcomed VolkerWessels UK to the campaign.

VolkerWessels UK brings together six separate operating companies in collaboration across multi-disciplinary projects, whilst also providing commercial and back office support.

All of its UK companies; VolkerFitzpatrick, VolkerRail, VolkerStevin, VolkerHighways, VolkerLaser and VolkerInfra have a long and successful heritage, each founded by entrepreneurs they have gone on to achieve a long history of success through hard work, innovation and excellence.

Companies operating under VolkerWessels UK are renowned for delivering quality work in the disciplines of highways, civil engineering, construction, railway engineering, steel foundations, pipeline and cable installation, marine works, flood protection and land reclamation.

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Located across the length and breadth of the UK the company employs over 2,400 employees. The group now ranks as a top ten civil engineering contractor based in the United Kingdom.

_C3A6447The group’s Dutch parent organisation VolkerWessels is a major European construction group with a turnover in excess of €4.5 billion.

VolkerWessels pride themselves on offering young people a number of different quality training and development opportunities from site based on the job apprenticeships to university degree programmes with industry experience.

The company’s training programmes help its staff develop the skills they need to thrive in the construction industry and help them develop an experienced workforce that understands and adopts the company’s vision.

VolkerWessels staff on these training programmes currently make up 8.6% of the company’s UK workforce on projects across the country.

Andrew Edge, VolkerWessels UK HR director said: “VolkerWessels UK places great importance in the recruitment and retention of skilled and motivated people.

“We are delighted to become a member of The 5% Club and hope, through our 446membership that we showcase VolkerWessels UK as an attractive career option as well as driving industrywide recruitment of young people.”

 For more information about VolkerWessels UK and the opportunities they offer, please visit their website www.volkerwessels.co.uk

To find out more information about The 5% Club and how to become a member, please visit www.5percentclub.org.uk or get in touch by emailingcontactus@5percentclub.org.uk. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn as well!


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