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Construction Careers Education from Home

Published 5 May 2021 | Written by Laura Hampson
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Schools

The project team created an activity book for early years primary school children. The book included colouring, learning and reading activities pitched at ages 4-6 years old. The purpose was to help children learn and provide parents with an easy activity whilst children are off school during the pandemic. The book can be used for other purposes such as giveaways…

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…

Children’s Book Project

Published 7 April 2021 | Written by Max Jenkinson
CategoriesCharities/organisations Community liaison Goodwill Legacy Public Residents Schools

On this project the site team have set up a donation box for second hand books on the site perimeter hoarding. Operatives, pedestrians and employees are able to donate books which not only get distributed to local families but also get distributed to local schools too. The aim is engage young people and families and empower future leaders.

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…

‘Inspire to Aspire’ Personal Mentoring

Published 15 February 2021 | Written by Alex Cartwright
CategoriesCareers advice Schools

In conjunction with Salford Foundation and the Albion Academy, the contractor has taken part in a 7 week program called ‘Inspire to Aspire’. The ‘Inspire to Aspire’ mentoring is a business-led mentoring programme, which engages Year 8 and 9 students in activities focusing on effective communication, teambuilding, time management, self awareness and problem solving. These are all vital skills for…

Drone Footage Supplied to a School

Published 19 January 2021 | Written by Nicola Rodgers
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Schools

Due to the current pandemic it is not viable or safe to have any students on-site at this time, therefore the contractors contacted a local secondary school, taking the opportunity to signpost and encourage senior students to consider a career in construction. Drone footage and photos of a live site that is currently working within the local community have been…

Virtual Site Tours for Schools

Published 5 October 2020 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesColleges Community liaison Legacy Schools

The project team arranged for a live transatlantic virtual site visit of one of their large construction sites in Philadelphia, USA for pupils at local secondary schools in North East Scotland as part of ongoing supports for a local Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) North East group. Pupils from Lochside Academy, Westhill Academy & Portlethen Academy joined the call to…

Digital Work Experience

Published 5 October 2020 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Community liaison Goodwill Schools Suppliers Trade contractors

In May, Scape launched Learning in Lockdown, a virtual work experience programme for students aged 14-15. More than 300 schools and many thousands of students from across the UK joined Learning in Lockdown. The initiative was supported by over 150 people from 32 of the biggest names in construction, giving well over 200 hours of their time collectively. Overall, the…

Virtual Open Doors Week

Published 21 September 2020 | Written by Luciana Campos
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Residents

Aiming to inspire young people and career changers to consider and explore a dynamic and exciting career in the construction industry, the project team based in Westminster were not discouraged by coronavirus and prepared an online site visit for its virtual attendees. This year’s Open Doors Week was disrupted by the pandemic however, the public was still able to see…

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…

Design Competition for Local Schools

Published 15 September 2020 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCorporate Social Responsibility action plan Schools

Local school pupils from Harlaw Academy and Aberdeen Grammar were supported to take part in a bespoke workshop sessions as part of a community project to mark the start of the transformation of Union Terrace Gardens (UTG) in Aberdeen. Local pupils completing sessions were asked to build models representing new elements of UTG project. The £25.7 million Aberdeen City Council…

Bridges to Schools Workshop

Published 15 September 2020 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCommunity liaison Schools

Balfour Beatty supported 255 pupils from Aberdeen City primary schools through delivering the Bridges to Schools workshops at Lochside Academy during week of 4 November 2019. The sessions were arranged as part of partnership with Lochside Academy and engaged pupils from Loirston Primary, Abbotswell Primary, Charleston Primary, Walker Road Primary, Tullos Primary and Kirkhill Primary. The Bridges to Schools week…