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Construction and Careers Advertising Campaign

Published 17 August 2017 | Written by Antonia John
CategoriesApprenticeships Campaigns Communication First Impressions campaign Initial impressions

As the shortfall in new recruits joining the construction industry troubles its leaders, Welsh construction company Morganstone has taken the initiative and invested in a unique public campaign to attract the brightest and the best. The company has designed and developed a series of hoardings to highlight the wide ranging roles and opportunities within this booming industry. The hoardings –…


CIOB – Craft Your Future

Published 26 June 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Careers advice Legacy Schools

Craft your Future is a teaching material based on the computer game, Minecraft. More than 400,000 UK construction workers are set to retire between 2018 and 2023 creating an urgent need to attract a new generation of construction professionals. ‘Craft your Future’, developed by the Chartered Institute of Building, is a construction game aimed at 12-14 year olds that takes…


The Building People Programme

Published 31 January 2017 | Written by Christopher Lloyd-Evans
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Community liaison Create opportunities Labour Placements Training

During July of this year, Willmott Partnership Homes held a community event within our central London office. The 5 day programme was delivered to 8 young persons who were looking to start a career in the construction industry. Participants for the event were supplied from a number of key support groups operating across London. These included The Princes Trust, Women…


Spot the Job site sign and A1 poster

Published 26 September 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnclosures Entrance Scheme posters/banners Signage

Spot the Job site sign The Considerate Constructors Scheme has developed a ‘Spot the Job’ sign aimed at 8-14 year olds to highlight the range of jobs available within the construction industry. Produced in conjunction with CITB’s Go Construct campaign, the sign shows industry mascot Honor Goodsite, holding a colourful A1 poster which displays a fictional construction site. The sign, measuring 1m x 1.48m,…


Supporting an apprentice carpenter

Published 19 September 2016 | Written by Natasha Hamblin
CategoriesApprenticeships Colleges Employed Support Workforce

In 2013, and whilst still at school, Jaydon was introduced to ‘Building Lives Foundation’, which ran training programmes in London to help prepare young people for careers in construction. Jaydon’s final academic year included learning about multi-trade skills within a classroom environment, and it was here that Jaydon showed a desire for carpentry. In November 2014, after leaving school, Jaydon…


Durham students runners-up in hoarding competition and gain “live” project experience

Published 8 August 2016 | Written by Joanne McNally
CategoriesColleges Entrance First Impressions campaign Initial impressions

Gentoo Tolent has been awarded another prize for its involvement in the CCS Hoarding Competition with this year’s submission providing local students from New College Durham with real-life project experience. New College Durham was selected due to its close proximity to the site; 125 new build properties at a rural site in Co Durham by Chapter Homes. Students were actively…


Celebrating National Women in Engineering Day

Published 6 July 2016 | Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesCareers advice Diversity Equality Legacy Schools Toolbox Talk Workforce

To celebrate women in engineering and support and encourage more women to consider a career in engineering or construction, we developed a series of activities to celebrate National Women in Engineering Day (NWED). These encouraged staff to take the opportunity to understand a bit more about how the role of women in engineering has changed and continues to change in…


Working with the Dallaglio Foundation to inspire young people

Published 11 May 2016 | Written by Emma Attwood
CategoriesCareers advice Legacy Schools Support Workforce

McGee has delivered an inspiring day of classroom based learning, discussions and observational learning opportunities for one group of students from the Dallaglio Foundation’s RugbyWorks Programme – which exists to nurture and develop essential skills of disengaged young people aged between 14 and 16. Welcoming the students to one of their major London demolition projects, a key objective for the…


Morganstone teams up with university for street art project

Published 11 April 2016 | Written by Antonia John
CategoriesColleges Community liaison Enclosures First Impressions campaign Initial impressions Trade contractors Universities

Students from the Swansea College of Art at University of Wales Trinity Saint David have been given the chance to have their work displayed on a major Swansea City Centre re-development thanks to the staff at Llanelli based construction company Morganstone. As part of their course and professional development, second year students at the University were given the opportunity to…


Visualising the works for tenants

Published 4 April 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Pre-start information Residents

Any efforts to help the community feel involved and a part of the development process helps to build better relationships. The impact on the local community can sometimes cause local residents to feel isolated and detached from their own area. It is therefore very important to make every attempt of welcoming, integrating and involving the community within the development of…


CITB – Go Construct campaign

Published 28 September 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesApprenticeships Campaigns Careers advice Careers advice Create opportunities Placements

Go Construct is an industry wide initiative that aims to attract, inform and retain a talented workforce for the Construction and Built Environment sector and has been developed with more than 200 construction employers, schools, colleges and those with a passion for construction. It will consist of a common gateway website, giving people access to a range of useful and practical…


Apprentices and training action plan

Published 3 August 2015 | Written by Helle Dorrington
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Colleges Cultural needs Disadvantaged groups Language differences Literacy training Placements Training

Purpose of the training action plan: To provide opportunities for people who aspire to work in the industry; To provide a variety of routes through which people can develop their skills; To attract young people into a career in the construction industry. At the Victory Pier site the following measures were implemented: A link was established with Mid Kent College…


Keeping residents updated: life size cardboard cut out

Published 30 July 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAdvance notice of disruptive works Branding Communication Company contact information Signage Updates

Sites should constantly seek to keep local residents updated and informed throughout the project.  This will help to build relationships within the local community and minimise frustrations or tensions. Below is a creative example of how sites used signage to display important information: A life size cardboard cut out of the project manager in branded PPE holding a blank sign,…


STEM Ambassador Group – aiding career development

Published 29 June 2015 | Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesCorporate Social Responsibility action plan Employed Training

We have established our STEM Ambassador Group based in A-one+ MAC Area 12. This group brings together registered STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Ambassadors and those interested in career skills development and promoting engineering. Cementing our commitment to this initiative, the group is chaired by our Human Resources Director and local senior managers. We originally started with four STEM Ambassadors….


Communication messages for operatives

Published 19 March 2015 | Written by Gemma Grand
CategoriesCanteen Communicate initiatives Daily briefing Site specific induction Workforce information

It is important to ensure that health and safety messages are delivered to the workforce to keep them constantly aware and updated. Wates have invested in an engaging system to communicate health, safety and environment messages to operatives on site. The Hard Hat TV System displays relevant messages via a TV in the canteen: Hard Hat Media update the TV’s with UK…