Unite People | The Roads Revolution
Unite People are a specialist construction recruitment consultancy that operates within the Building, Civil Engineering, Rail and Residential sectors.
Providing solutions for professional appointments on both a contract and permanent basis nationwide, we combine industry expertise with a fresh approach to construction recruitment. We aim to add real value to the people and companies we partner, with a host of successful partnerships already completed in the highways sector thanks to the revolution of the “Smart Motorway”.
The Smart Motorway uses pioneering technology to manage traffic at busy times, monitoring congestion levels, changing speed limits when necessary to smooth traffic flow, activating warning signs to alert users to traffic jams ahead and closing lanes when needed. It has revolutionised the way we travel across long distances domestically and has triggered the largest overhaul to our road network in over half a century.
Since the first Smart Motorway scheme opened to traffic on the M42 Motorway in 2006, Highways England has discovered that journey reliability has improved by 22 per cent, personal injury accidents have reduced by more than half and, where accidents did occur, severity was much lower overall with zero fatalities and fewer seriously injured.
With over £15bn of investment promised toward England’s motorways and major A roads (with £11bn of this capital funding committed between 2015 and 2020) Smart Motorways are central to the Motorway modernisation programme. With Unite People already partnering with projects and contractors for the M6, the M1, the M5, and the M4 with proposed work in the pipeline for the A1, the A14 Cambridge to Huntington, the A63 in Hull and the A38 in Derby, we are keen to speak with people who would like to be a part of the largest upgrade to the UK’s road network since the 1950s.
Are you the type of person to help lead Britain’s road network into the 21st century? Are you willing to take the opportunity that £11bn worth of investment will offer you before 2020? Could you be the right fit for their job opportunities?