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Construction and Careers Advertising Campaign

Published 17 August 2017 | Written by Antonia John
CategoriesApprenticeships Campaigns Communication First Impressions standards 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 Programming

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 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 eight young people 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…

Honor Goodsite’s 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 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,…

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

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

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 Minority groups Schools

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 Schools Support

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 Enclosures First Impressions standards 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’s Go Construct Campaign

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

STEM Ambassador Group: Aiding Career Development

Published 29 June 2015 | Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesCareers advice Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Employed

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

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…

Construction Industry Helpline

Published 5 January 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCounselling services Financial advice Guidance Mental health Scheme posters/banners Signage Stress Worker fatigue

The Construction Industry Helpline provides support and advice on a range of topics from occupational health and wellbeing, to financial aid in times of hardship caused by accident, illness, injury or bereavement. The Construction Industry Helpline is funded and supported by businesses and people in the construction industry, for the benefit of the people in our industry. This helpline provides the…

The Prince’s Trust ‘Get into Construction’ Programme

Published 5 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Disadvantaged groups Labour Literacy training Numeracy training Placements Residents Training

The Prince’s Trust is supporting the construction industry to address the current skills shortage and encourage new talent. The ‘Get into Construction’ programme offers a multi-skilled programme, which can lead to apprenticeship opportunities on site and help unemployed young people gain valuable training and experience. Here is an example of how one site in conjunction with the Prince’s Trust supported the programme: A…