Cambridgeshire Growth, a recruitment campaign targeting specific and in demand skills to support infrastructure projects is being launched today.
Cambridgeshire County Council, South Cambridgeshire District Council and the Greater Cambridge City Deal, in partnership with Jobsgopublic, have joined forces to reach out to talented individuals, inside the county, across the UK and even internationally, who are eager to work on exciting, career defining projects in Cambridgeshire. The campaign aims to make the county’s offer unique and compelling, to attract applicants for roles where demand outstrips supply.
With a world-leading University at its heart, Cambridge is one of the UK’s fast growth cities. This small, historic city is now a global centre for pharma, biotech and IT – generating a net gain for the national economy.
Devolved responsibilities, power and funding have seen councils across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough form a Combined Authority which is now looking to take advantage of its freedom to invest funds that would have previously been controlled by Central Government. A focus on transport and housing has been made a distinct priority.
With significant investment secured to support its thriving economy through the Greater Cambridge City deal and Combined Authority, Cambridgeshire is embracing a period of significant transformation that will revolutionise the transport infrastructure as well as see thousands of new homes built and jobs created.
Launched in 2015 with Government funding, the Greater Cambridge City Deal, this unique academic-business-civic partnership is working to secure future prosperity in the city region. With up to £1 billion of investment over the next 15 years, it will bring about a step change in sustainable travel, much-needed new housing, a skilled workforce and innovations in ‘Smart City’ technology.
The Smart Cambridge initiative is an ambitious collaboration between private, public and academic sectors. Over the coming years, it will use shared data, emerging technology and improved connectivity to help to boost the city’s economic strength and sustainability. It is currently leading a number of pioneering research projects – including the future use of “intelligent mobility” and of autonomous vehicles for mass transit.
With so much happening in Cambridgeshire, the councils are initially looking for 29 ambitious professionals to join them to ensure that all of their plans are achieved – in the areas of transport engineering, town planning, transport planning, project management and communications. Those that seize the opportunities available will find themselves joining truly innovative councils at one of the most exciting periods in its history.
They have partnered with Jobsgopublic for a significant recruitment drive that has seen the launch of a brand-new recruitment site. This partnership is determined to attract the very best in the industry, driven by the prospect of being part of a unique and truly exciting project.
Gillian Beasley, Chief Executive for Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “Cambridgeshire has always been a place of firsts and of growth and is now at an incredibly exciting and pivotal time in its history as it looks to secure its place and future role in a global economy.
“We appreciate that with large transport improvements planned and already underway, such as the A14 and Ely bypass, that there is a skills shortage in the area. We therefore need to work harder and search further afield, nationally and possibly internationally, to attract the most talented people to come and work in Cambridgeshire.”
“Cambridgeshire County Council – working with the Greater Cambridge City Deal and South Cambridgeshire District Council – have proved themselves again and again to be a forward-thinking and dynamic authority, not afraid to take risks and innovate where it genuinely benefits their residents, workers and visitors” said Lauren Murphy, Client Partnership Manager for Jobsgopublic.
“It was, therefore, once again a genuine pleasure to be working with them on this campaign. Especially one so unique in nature that will shape the face and infrastructure of the county for generations to come.”
Find out more at www.cambridgeshiregrowthjobs.co.uk