A number of senior civil engineers have completed the qualification to work in the NHS and are now working in the private sector.
The move is aimed at providing the skills needed to ensure the NHS is adequately prepared to deal with a rapidly changing population and is in the best position to deal effectively with future medical needs.
The graduates will be working in hospitals, nursing homes and the wider NHS in the United Kingdom.
The job is one of a series of initiatives by the Ministry of Defence to recruit civil engineers to work at the front line of defence and provide vital skills to the service.
The Defence Acquisition Strategy 2015-2021 set out how the military and the NHS should work together to address the challenges that affect both the civilian and military workforce.
A number more graduates are expected to join the military in the future.
Dr Michael Ritchie, Chief Executive of the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), which is supporting the programme, said: “We are pleased that the Ministry has chosen to make the appointment of civil engineers part of their plan to grow our workforce.
We believe this is a good opportunity for our graduates to make a positive contribution to our defence capabilities and to our economy in the long term.”
The appointment of the civil engineers is part of a wider programme of initiatives to attract more professionals from overseas into the UK workforce.
There are currently 1,846 civil engineers employed by the Department of Defence in the UK.
The Ministry of Defense is looking for more than 500 more to join in the coming months.
Dr Ritchie said: The UK is a key global hub for the global supply chain, and we want to encourage more of our talented civil engineers from around the world to come and contribute to the UK defence industry.
Dr Ritties team are also looking at ways to recruit new civil engineers for the NHS. “
We have an excellent pipeline in terms of recruitment of our civil engineers in the short-term, so this is part and parcel of that.”
Dr Ritties team are also looking at ways to recruit new civil engineers for the NHS.
He said: We want to attract and retain the best civil engineers who are the best of the best, so the NHS has to be able to meet the needs of the people that it’s employing.
The government is looking at hiring civil engineers across the UK, particularly in remote areas where it cannot recruit locally.
The UK has one of the highest recruitment rates of civil engineering graduates in the world.
In the last year, more than 10,000 civil engineers left the UK to go work in their new country.
The number of civil service jobs being posted across the country is forecast to double over the next decade to nearly 9,000.
Dr Andrew Houghton, chief executive of the Civil Engineers’ Federation of Britain (CEF), said: In the coming years, the UK will need a great deal of civil servants and engineers.
“The Government is making great efforts to recruit qualified and experienced civil engineers. “
We hope that the recruitment of more graduates will ensure the UK can meet its increasing demand in the health and care sectors.” “
The Government is making great efforts to recruit qualified and experienced civil engineers.
We hope that the recruitment of more graduates will ensure the UK can meet its increasing demand in the health and care sectors.”
In addition to the new Civil Engineers Training Centre, the Government is also planning to increase the number of nurses and midwives employed by public hospitals and to build a new nursing home for women in the capital, London.
The new home is to be built in partnership with the British Association of Nursing and Midwifery, with support from the NHS Foundation Trust.
It will be the first of its kind in the country.