UK's largest contractor looking to hire from firm which collapsed on Monday 

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The country’s biggest contractor has stepped up to try and help employees left in the lurch by Shaylor Group going bust.

Balfour Beatty has set up a designated recruitment portal for Shaylor staff made redundant in the administration. 

Posting to LinkedIn Julie McGowan, resource partner at Balfour Beatty, revealed that the contractor was appealing directly to those affected by Shaylor’s failure.

She said: "Balfour Beatty have created a talent community for all affected Shaylor employees.

"You can register your details/CV by clicking the below link and one of our recruitment team will be in touch to discuss any potential opportunities."

Meanwhile, the industry has also stepped in to help employees of the failed contractor that were studying degree courses.

Yesterday (19 June) it was revealed that the West Midlands contractor had not paid the fees of its soon-to-be graduate employees over the past 12 months – meaning they were unable to graduate.

But now Warwick-based MCS Group has pledged £10,000 pounds towards the unpaid fees.

Taking to Twitter MCS said: "We're donating £10k towards unpaid university fees following the collapse of Shaylor.

"We’re doing this out of a sense of moral obligation to maintain construction skills in the region. We can't let the unpaid fees prevent people continuing construction careers."

Shaylor Group went into administration on Monday, with approximately 200 employees made redundant.

Administrators from restructuring specialist FRP Advisory were appointed joint administrators after staff were told in an email the day before the firm would be going into administration.

Monthly salaries which had been due to be paid yesterday will now not be.