8 LinkedIn Groups for Construction & Engineering Professionals
LinkedIn has undoubtedly become a vital tool in the kit of any professional who understands that the key to successful career development is engagement and networking. With over 332 million members and 2 new users joining every second, it’s the biggest professional social media platform on earth and is definitely more effective for connecting with opportunity than jumping into the mixing bowl of awkward networking events taking place all over the country right now.
A free LinkedIn account instantly gives you the ability to locate and engage with professionals in the construction industry, or any industry for that matter! You can set up a profile in minutes and introduce your CV, expertise and career goals to a world of potential employers. However, the importance of the platform is about far more than having just a personal page, the opportunity that LinkedIn creates for networking is unlike any other social media site. By joining LinkedIn groups, participating in discussions and let’s be honest about it, showing off your knowledge, you’ll be able to build a vast network of connections and catch the attention of potential recruiters.
With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best LinkedIn groups for construction and engineering professionals to join!
The UK Construction Network Group has over 18,0000 members and is a great place to meet people working within the UK construction industry. Here you can take part in discussions, see vacancies or use the promotions section to promote a company, product or service.
A group for all freelance, temporary and contract Engineers looking to work in the UK. If you are a Civil, Structural, Geotechnical, Environmental, Water, Coastal, Marine or Maritime Engineer looking for temporary contracts in the UK or just a place to meet like-minded professionals, then this is the place to be!
A place where everyone is treated equal regardless of stature, from operations manager to foreman and project manager to assistant. This is where the bustle of the office is swapped for the Internet, whether you have advice on health & safety or problems with materials, need a job or have a pair of boots to fill… We can all benefit from this group!
This group has been set up to facilitate networking between Quantity Surveyors, Estimators, Planners, Buyers and anybody else operating within the commercial function within the British construction sector. A forum available to all within the Quantity Surveying and commercial functions to raise and discuss topical contractual issues, have regular access to job opportunities and advice on matters such as average salary levels and market conditions within the UK construction industry.
Major Projects UK – Construction & Civil Engineering
This group is designed for construction, civil engineering and associated professionals to discuss past, future and current major UK projects. It also gives the opportunity for these professionals to network or reconnect with colleagues and potential clients.
The aim of the group is to provide an area to discuss and network with like-minded professionals working on Civil Engineering projects in the rail environment. Disciplines currently included are design, fabrication, construction, maintenance, demolition, and commercial. The group is aimed at the UK while looking at European and Worldwide influences.
The Airport Projects UK & Europe initiative seeks to provide an online space where airports, airline, aviation, aerospace, defense, construction and IT professionals can communicate, contact and seek new opportunities.
The Women’s Engineering Society is a professional, not for profit network of women engineers, scientists and technologists. Established in 1919, WES is an independent charitable organization – the only independent membership organization dedicated to the promotion of women in engineering and allied sciences in the UK.
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