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Skanska Set to Create 1,500 New Jobs in the UK

RICKMANSWORTH, England, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Skanska, one of the UK's leading construction companies, is planning to create around 1,500 jobs in the UK during the next two to three years. These will be required to complete major rail, water, building and roads contracts won by the company.

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The company is looking forward to a period of planned growth and expansion. To fuel this growth, Skanska will be increasing its workforce in a range of sectors. In particular, there will be a focus on construction and infrastructure contracts, including commercial building in London and projects for health and pharmaceutical clients, as well as across the road, rail, utilities and energy sectors.

"With more focus on infrastructure investment, we have seen our visible pipeline of new work growing strongly during the last nine months, giving us increased confidence about the future," said Mike Putnam, President and CEO, Skanska UK. "Having the right people with the right skills in the right numbers is therefore a priority for us. We are accelerating our recruitment activity significantly across all our operations, to fill roles at all levels of the company and in many parts of the UK."

Skanska has been involved in several high-profile projects, including building 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin) in London, the widening of the M25, infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic Park and constructing Britain's greenest public building, Brent Civic Centre.

About Skanska 

                          Skanska UK      Skanska globally

    Employees             5,200           57,000
    2013 revenue          billion         About GBP12.85 billion (SEK136.3 billion)
    2013 operating income GBP41.9 million About GBP480 million (SEK5.1 billion)
    President and CEO     Mike Putnam     Johan Karlström

Skanska, established in 1887, is one of the world's leading project development and construction groups. The UK operation is one of the country's top contractors. 


  • FT ArcelorMittal Boldness in Business Award 2014 for corporate responsibility and environment
  • The Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award for University College Hospital (UCH) Macmillan Cancer Centre
    British Construction Industry (BCI) Awards 2012
  • Employer of the Year, Construction News Awards 2012
  • The greenest company in the UK across all industries, The Sunday Times Green List 2011

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