Upturn in construction activity leads Hanson to create new jobs

Hanson lorry

Hanson lorry - Credit: Archant

A sharp increase in construction activity after five years of decline is boosting local businesses and creating new jobs in Cambridgeshire.

Quarry and concrete company Hanson UK is making a big investment in new tipper, mixer and articulated trucks and is looking for experienced drivers to join its local team as part of an initiative to recruit over 100 new drivers across the country.

David Weeks, communications manager, said: “Sales volumes of our core products of aggregates, asphalt and ready-mixed concrete have picked up this year and we are now seeing sustained growth, fuelled by a big upturn in private sector house building and an improvement in general construction activity.

“Latest figures from the Mineral Products Association show that sales of aggregates and concrete are up by 10 per cent in the third quarter of 2013 compared with the same period last year, which is great news following a painful and extended period of highly depressed markets.

“It looks like construction is turning the corner at last and we expect to see further improvements in the months and years ahead.”

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Hanson is looking for qualified Cat C and Cat CE drivers to be based out of sites across the region, including its sand and gravel quarry in Needingworth, Huntingdon.

Regional transport manager Bob Collett added: “We are looking for people who share our commitment to high levels of customer service. They will be rewarded with a permanent position which offers top rates of pay, performance bonuses and a benefits package that includes a generous pension scheme.”

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To find out more visit www.hansonjobs.com

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