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Site Educational Tours

Published 13 January 2020 | Written by Sinead Gorman
CategoriesCommunity liaison Residents Sensitivity to neighbours Universities

Due to the historical interest in the Ewart House building on the Bedford Square property, we extended the invitation to various parties for a site tour. We had students from the University of Ulster Architecture course and Aecom Engineering Apprentices on site to view various elements of the works, such as restoration of the old building and how this will…

Apprenticeship Link Up Event

Published 13 January 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Schools

Nottingham City Council, the local Pythian Club and the site team held an innovative event to encourage young people to enter the construction industry. The “Apprenticeship Link Up” event was held on the 30th August on site. What made this event different from previous events was the aim to create an informal party atmosphere, which was achieved by having music…

University Guest Lectures

Published 9 December 2019 | Written by Sophie Hambling
CategoriesCorporate Social Responsibility action plan Goodwill Universities

As part of their corporate social responsibility plan, Speller Metcalfe are providing guest lectures for the University of Wolverhampton, aimed at the Built Environment Courses. The lectures cover the following areas: Integrated Project Insurance: an Overview and contractor’s perspective Utilisation of software for field based quality assurance: industry drivers and project case studies Lessons learnt from 10 years of constructing…

Creating an ‘EcoPatch’ with School Children

Published 2 December 2019 | Written by Sophie Hambling
CategoriesAwareness Community liaison Planting Schools

Pupils from a Hereford primary school swapped the classroom for a construction site when they visited the new Cyber Quarter Midlands Centre for Cyber Security. Year three pupils from Lord Scudamore Academy joined building contractor Speller Metcalfe to help create an ‘eco patch’ at Skylon Park, Rotherwas. The children created animal environments including two large ‘bug hotels’ and were given…

Primary School students get hands-on experience of the Construction Industry

Published 4 November 2019 | Written by Joe Hudson
CategoriesCommunity liaison Schools

Pupils from Central Walker Primary School got the opportunity to learn how to build bird boxes and how to build the perfect brick walls as they visited staff on the site of the Wharrier Street development in Newcastle, which is just down the road from their school. Eight students got the opportunity to talk to members of staff about their…

Digital Legacy

Published 21 October 2019 | Written by Sophie Hambling
CategoriesCommunity liaison Universities

The Midlands Centre for Cyber Security project in Hereford has an extensive engagement programme with the University of Wolverhampton. One of the elements of the engagement is to make the most of the on site works by creating ‘On Site With’ videos that can be used by the Built Environment Courses for years to come; not only explain and demonstrate…

Construction Awareness Week

Published 21 October 2019 | Written by Paul Vicario
CategoriesCareers advice Careers advice CSCS Placements Residents Schools

Both children and parents of Newall Green Primary School had the opportunity to partake in Construction Awareness Week. Children from Year 1 through to Year 6 took part in fun construction related activities to help inspire them to consider construction as a future career. At the same time parents were taking part in our ‘into work training’. We delivered two…

On Site CITB Hub

Published 15 October 2019 | Written by Adam Cannon
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Schools

Last year the Government awarded £1million in funding to partners in Nottingham to launch construction academies with Nottingham College. Partners from Nottingham College, Nottingham City Council, Nottingham City Homes, Nottingham Jobs, Nottingham Futures, Wates Construction and the Woodhead Group launched the Building Skills for Construction project on Thursday 4 July 2019. The new CITB cabin has been installed within the…

STEM Activities for Summer Programme

Published 23 September 2019 | Written by Paul Vicario
CategoriesCareers advice Goodwill Residents Schools

As part of Manchester Youth Zone’s initiative to provide activities for local children over the summer, ENGIE offered to provide weekly STEM activities for the children with an emphasis on construction. The activities focused on using and developing soft transferable skills such as team work, working independently, problem solving and working to time frames, all important skills within the construction…

Aspirations Day at St Mary’s Primary School

Published 23 September 2019 | Written by Amy Barlow
CategoriesCareers advice Goodwill Residents Schools

In July 2019, Health & Safety Officer Amy and Assistant Company Director Laura from Barlow Construction & Renovation Ltd attended an ‘Aspirations day’ organised by St Mary’s Primary School in West Derby. The school was located within an area that the company had been working in and have previously provided support for. The day was centred on the children getting…

SPV Training Hub

Published 16 September 2019 | Written by Kate Whatley
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice CSCS Placements Trade contractors Training

Roofing contractors SPV Group are taking its recruitment and training needs into its own hands by investing in a new training initiative at its premises in Walsall. Students have just enrolled at the company’s newly-built, dedicated training hub for up to 20 school leavers. Here young people are training to gain a 24-week Level 1 Introduction to Construction, with roofing-…

Community Hub

Published 19 August 2019 | Written by Phil Wray
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Schools

As part of our work supporting the local community, the Communications Team ran a number of workshops for pupils from Inverurie and Blackburn Academies. The workshops were designed to encourage young people into the construction industry and give them a small taster of what civil engineering entails. These workshops included an overview of the current project and what is involved,…

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…

3Ts Redevelopment: Augmented Reality App

Published 5 August 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Careers advice Clients Programming

This was a joint promotion between the client and contractor. The 3Ts Redevelopment has been making good use of virtual reality (VR) for the last two years, and this has been for promotional purposes, as a way to orientate hospital staff to the new building well before it opens, and as a tool to encourage interest in construction careers amongst…

Ivor and Honor Goodsite’s Careers in Construction Presentation

Published 23 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Schools

One of the best ways to get children involved with the construction industry is through a school visit from Ivor and Honor Goodsite. These mascots are designed to engage with a younger audience and have previously been used to conduct presentations about site safety and our impact on the environment. A new presentation has now been developed that will teach…