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Creativity in Construction

Published 2 August 2021 | Written by Catherine Waller
CategoriesCommunity liaison Goodwill Legacy Public Residents Schools

This project is situated on a busy promenade, visited by families and children enjoying a day out at the beach. The contractor wanted to use this opportunity to promote the construction industry to children and came up with the creative approach of writing their very own project story. The story helps them to explain the works they are undertaking to…


Promoting Women in Construction

Published 12 July 2021 | Written by Sandra Duggan
CategoriesBranding Diversity Equality Inclusion Signage

This project has added posters to their hoarding that celebrates twelve of the most prominent women in construction over the years from the 1500’s to the present day. They hope to have adults and children stop and take the time to read each poster and be inspired to become the next generation of construction workers.


Teacher Information Packs

Published 5 July 2021 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Community liaison Schools

Schools and colleges have been impacted massively during the pandemic. They are increasingly worried about the creation of a generation of ‘lost’ students with no sense of aspiration or employment. On this project they were asked to support the Foundations client group and wider education communities suffering due to the global pandemic. After discussing the issues with the local college…


Developing the Young Workforce Careers Video

Published 5 July 2021 | Written by Kieran Doona
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Schools

On this contractors project they worked with ‘Developing the Young Workforce’ in Scotland to create a short video filmed on site promoting careers in the construction industry to young people. Videos such as this will help to encourage new entrants to the construction industry and so bridge the skills shortage. Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is the Scottish Government’s Youth…


Dragons Den at an Academy

Published 29 June 2021 | Written by Alex Cartwright
CategoriesCareers advice Schools

The Public Liaison Officer for this contractor visited an academy to see year 8 pupils who have created their own programme to deliver to year 6’s which aims to help them feel more comfortable about the transition into high school . The year 8’s then put on a PowerPoint presentation promoting their proposed ideas of how they could make year…


Design Engineer Construct Partnership with a Secondary School

Published 21 June 2021 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCommunity liaison Schools

As part of the community benefits offer for this project, the contractor have recently adopted a local academy and are supporting the school to complete the Class of Your Own Design Engineer Construct (DEC!) Programme Their Digital Technician hosted a webinar session with pupils to discuss his journey into the industry and the benefits of digital technology in construction. The…


School Presentation on House Builders

Published 2 June 2021 | Written by Earl Patrick
CategoriesCareers advice Community liaison Legacy Schools

The contractor engaged with a local school to their project to get children interested in construction and to understand what a house builder does. Due to restrictions the contractor can’t host their normal site visits so they created a presentation which can be watched at school on different house types and showed a recording of all the different stages of…


Kids Zone on the Hoarding

Published 20 May 2021 | Written by Valerie Cox
CategoriesEntrance First Impressions standards Initial impressions Legacy

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic this contractor was unable to arrange site visits with local residents and local schools to provide further insight into the construction industry. However, they want children to be aware of the dangers of playing on a construction site but also to know how great it is to work in this industry. The industry…


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…