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NHBC launches biggest recruitment campaign in 30 years as volumes increase

NHBC, the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, will be creating more than 100 new frontline technical jobs in one of the biggest recruitment drives in the organisation's history.

This landmark recruitment campaign will help NHBC provide the extra support and guidance to builders as they strive to meet the growing demand for new, quality homes that the country desperately needs.

NHBC new home registrations in the UK for 2013 were up 28% compared to the previous year, with signs of a broad based recovery in many different regions and the highest new house-building volumes in London for a generation. Registrations so far this year have shown sustained growth and consolidation as the recovery continues from what was an extremely strong year in 2013.

As part of the campaign, NHBC will be recruiting 80 new building inspectors with new management roles also being created. More surveyors, engineers and special project managers will also be recruited to ensure that the appropriate technical support is available for builders and their design teams, both on site and during the design stage.

Commenting on the recruitment campaign Ian Davis, Operations Director, said: "The UK house-building industry has enjoyed a welcome revival over the past 18 months following a number of difficult years. As production ramps up across the country, the industry is faced with a new set of challenges.

"Builders up and down the country have told NHBC what they need to move forward and we have responded by launching one of the biggest recruitment drives in our history. By up-scaling our technical and inspection services we will be able to provide extra support to the industry and builder customers at this crucial time."

The recruitment campaign follows the recruitment of over 50 additional inspectors, engineers and surveyors and the re-opening of NHBC's Training Academy last year. It will also see the creation of a Mobile Quality Team which will work with builders who request extra inspection assistance and will cover 'hot spot' areas throughout the UK, for example those with very high demand or more complex projects.

For more information, please contact:

James Hall at NHBC, 01908 746 738 or 07435 786851

News Date: 02/06/14