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SPV Training Hub

Published 16 September 2019 | Written by Kate Whatley
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Create opportunities 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 Create opportunities 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 Create opportunities 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…


Promoting Careers in Construction with Ivor and Honor Goodsite

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…


Getting Involved with CBeebies

Published 22 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesNurseries Schools

The site recently hosted a CBeebies programme called Maddie’s Do You Know, which wanted to film an episode aimed at informing very young people about how different things work. The programme has been aired and, as it is available on BBC iPlayer, will be available to view for a number of years. The site were approached by CBBC a few…


Design Engineer Construct!

Published 16 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Colleges Create opportunities E-learning Personal development Schools Training Universities

‘Design Engineer Construct! (DEC) The Digital Built Environment’ is a new qualification that offers teachers and secondary school age children the opportunity to develop a range of skills crucial to successful engagement with technical and professional aspects of construction and the built environment. DEC is an accredited learning programme aimed at encouraging and inspiring the next generation of built environment…


Education Workshop Demonstrating Augmented Reality

Published 15 July 2019 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesCareers advice Careers advice Colleges Schools Universities

As part of a range of education workshops, Balfour Beatty have developed an education workshop which specifically promotes the use of augmented reality (AR) in construction and includes young people in discussion about how future jobs will be shaped by new and emerging technologies. The workshops use the Balfour Beatty Innovation 2050 video as a basis for discussing what construction…


Encouraging the Next Generation

Published 1 July 2019 | Written by Ellie Walshe
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Colleges Disadvantaged groups Schools

mac-group’s Mountpark Baldonnell project team has partnered with a local school, Carline Learning Centre, which facilitates the education of young people aged between 13 and 17 who have been excluded from, or are no longer in, mainstream education. The school is privately funded and relies on funding from different organisations. The Mountpark Baldonnell site team carry out repair works for…


Construction Live 2019

Published 17 June 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Careers advice Colleges Schools

Balfour Beatty has continued to build on the previous innovations achieved through online broadcasting. Early trials in 2015 enabled mass participation through short broadcasts using meeting room technology and site tours via iPads. The Construction LIVE initiative has taken the lessons learned and developed a series of events linking projects, careers and STEM education together to provide a meaningful and…


Creation of a Bespoke Degree Programme

Published 17 June 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Colleges Create opportunities Employed Personal development Placements Training Universities

Redrow Homes decided to engage with several educational establishments to create a bespoke degree focusing on the residential area of construction, which will hopefully result in a much improved industry image. The degree programme has been written collaboratively between Liverpool John Moores University and Coleg Cambria in North Wales, with the programme being delivered at Coleg Cambria in Wrexham. The…


World of Work Roadshow

Published 13 June 2019 | Written by james mcculloch
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Colleges Create opportunities Schools

ISG participated at an event located at the Twickenham Stoop Stadium on the 6th of March 2019. Following the success of last year’s World of Work Roadshow, ISG decided to contribute to the day to raise awareness of careers in construction for the younger generation coming through to further education, College BTec courses or A-levels. The careers roadshow is put…


#NAW2019 Inspired Video

Published 29 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Create opportunities Employed Personal development Placements

This Berkeley site has been the driving force behind the production of a hit YouTube video based on their involvement in this year’s National Apprenticeship Week. This #NAW2019 themed video aims to inspire any young people potentially considering a career or apprenticeship within the construction industry. The site has been recognised by the Royal Borough of Greenwich as the best…


Joint Open Doors Site Visits

Published 29 April 2019 | Written by Leanna Martin
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Community liaison Create opportunities Residents Schools Sensitivity to neighbours Universities

Open Doors offers members of the public a unique chance to go behind the scenes of live construction sites, offices, factories and training centres across Great Britain. The event helps the public discover how the communities they live in are shaped and constructed by an industry with a diverse range of career paths to offer. Open Doors helps inspire the…


Inspiring the Next Generation

Published 8 April 2019 | Written by Mark Connor
CategoriesCreate opportunities Placements Qualifications Training

MJ McBride Construction Ltd are committed to developing new talent within the construction industry. To support this they have employed two site supervisors to work alongside the site manager on their scheme at Leyland Heights, Coleraine. The supervisors assist the site manager while developing their skills in construction management. As part of their development they have undertaken the Level 4…