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Virtual Work Programme for Business Skills Foundation Apprentices

Published 20 April 2021 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Schools

As part of community engagement on their project, the contractor has supported a new virtual programme for West Highland College Foundation Apprentice Business Skills students. The virtual programme has pupils participating in monthly live webinars with the contractors staff as well as completing monthly reports relating to Business Engagement, Marketing and Work Winning. In January 2021, pupils were joined by…


Virtual Programme for Foundation Apprentice Civil Engineers

Published 20 April 2021 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesApprenticeships Colleges Mentoring Placements

As part of community engagement on this project, the contractor are working with North East Scotland College to support 9 Civil Engineering Foundation Apprentices on a bespoke virtual work placement project which runs in 2021. During the project, students have completed a series of civil engineering research activities including a piling solutions task connected to ongoing works at Union Terrace…


Employability Session for Local Construction Skills Work Academy Group

Published 20 April 2021 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Schools

This contractors Community Benefits Advisors hosted a Teams information session for local DWP construction work academy participants. The session was arranged via DWP Inverness and involved 3 people from Moray who are currently looking for opportunities within construction. The contractor provided an overview of current works and discussed subcontractors on sites which may have future work placement opportunities. After an…


Virtual Work Placement Programmes

Published 20 April 2021 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCareers advice Careers advice Personal development Placements Training

School pupils across Scotland have recently received Silver Level Industrial Cadet certificates as part of the contractors recent virtual work programme with over 70 pupils completing the virtual programmes since November 2020. The pupils successfully completed the full 5 week programmes which provided an insight into careers in construction and as part of the programme pupils submitted a weekly report…


Bespoke Article on Opportunities in the Built Environment for Local Sixth Form College

Published 22 February 2021 | Written by Morane Senyarich
CategoriesColleges Legacy

In a developing relationship with a sixth form college to one of its sites, this contractor identified an opportunity to write an inspiring guidance article to help students understand the opportunities available to them in the construction industry. This was published in the college’s fortnightly online careers newsletter. The article was to open the students’ eyes to the huge range…


Apprentice Network

Published 7 December 2020 | Written by Alex Ward
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Training

There is a need to retain local people who currently have a job on site which would convert to an apprenticeship, but the apprenticeship is several months away from starting. It is not uncommon for local people starting on site to be placed in teams with different backgrounds or culture from their own.  In a number of cases the new…


Mentoring Network for New Apprentices

Published 19 October 2020 | Written by Alex Ward
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Consultation Feedback Inclusion Management attitudes Mentoring Personal development Training

There was a need to retain local people who currently have a job on site which would convert to an apprenticeship, but the apprenticeship is several months away from starting. It is not uncommon for local people starting on site to be placed in teams with different backgrounds or cultures from their own.  In a number of cases the new…


Virtual Work Experience Programme

Published 5 October 2020 | Written by Kieran Ronnie
CategoriesCareers advice Charities/organisations Clients Colleges Cooperation Labour Public Trade contractors

In line with current Scottish Government coronavirus guidance, only essential staff are permitted on construction sites. To ensure we could still deliver employability and work placement outcomes Multiplex developed a Virtual Work Experience Programme in partnership with the Department for Work & Pensions and their supply chain. The programme targeted 18-24 year olds with little experience of the construction industry,…


Support for Graduate Apprenticeships

Published 15 September 2020 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesApprenticeships Personal development Training

Balfour Beatty Site Engineer Fraser Conway has recently completed his 4 year civil engineering modern apprenticeship and has now progressed onto a new Graduate Apprenticeship Civil Engineering programme. Fraser joined Balfour Beatty in 2016 and is a former pupil at Northfield Academy. Fraser initially joined Balfour Beatty as an apprentice civil engineer working on the AWPR as was part of…


Waterproof Membrane Installer Trailblazer Apprenticeship

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by Keely Warren
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Employed Promoting Construction campaign Training

This company is committed to helping meet the industry’s need for a multi-skilled and qualified workforce, by bridging the skills gap through the development and delivery of a wide range of training courses. This includes its award-winning apprenticeship, the ‘Waterproof Membranes Installer’ qualification as part of the Government’s Trailblazer initiative. Prior to the introduction of this apprenticeship, there was no…


Apprentices Talk at a Careers Fair

Published 17 February 2020 | Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Colleges Community liaison Placements Promoting Construction campaign Residents Schools

Members of the Leeds Public Transport Improvement Programme (LPTIP) attended Leeds apprenticeship recruitment fair on Monday 3 February. The annual fair attracts young people from ages 14 onwards and is a great place to find out more about what options are available for those who don’t want to go to university. This year, the event was attended by 6,123 delegates…


Pre Employment Training for Young People from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

Published 12 August 2019 | Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesColleges Disadvantaged groups Diversity Inclusion Personal development Qualifications Residents Schools Training

Mace Group, working alongside Ernest & Young Foundation, created a unique programme focusing on getting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds ready for work. There are a number of employability programmes in construction, however none focus on providing pre-employment training focusing on the leadership, resilience and soft skills needed to succeed in the construction industry. While construction companies are increasing working…


Creation of a Bespoke Degree Programme

Published 17 June 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Colleges Employed Personal development Placements Training Universities

Redrow Homes decided to engage with several educational establishments to create a bespoke degree focusing on the residential area of construction, which will hopefully result in a much improved industry image. The degree programme has been written collaboratively between Liverpool John Moores University and Coleg Cambria in North Wales, with the programme being delivered at Coleg Cambria in Wrexham. The…


World of Work Roadshow

Published 13 June 2019 | Written by james mcculloch
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Colleges Schools

ISG participated at an event located at the Twickenham Stoop Stadium on the 6th of March 2019. Following the success of last year’s World of Work Roadshow, ISG decided to contribute to the day to raise awareness of careers in construction for the younger generation coming through to further education, College BTec courses or A-levels. The careers roadshow is put…


National Apprenticeship Week Inspired Video

Published 29 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Employed Personal development Placements

This Berkeley site has been the driving force behind the production of a hit YouTube video based on their involvement in this year’s National Apprenticeship Week. This #NAW2019 themed video aims to inspire any young people potentially considering a career or apprenticeship within the construction industry. The site has been recognised by the Royal Borough of Greenwich as the best…