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Girls’ horizons broadened through female-only STEM Campaign

Published 3 October 2017 | Written by Shauna Young
CategoriesCareers advice Diversity Schools

As part of Heron Bros project delivery for East Renfrewshire Council and the construction of Faith Schools Joint Campus, Crookfur PS & Nursery and Arthurlie Family Centre, they implemented the “Girls’ Horizons” Initiative to encourage females into STEM careers. In partnership with East Renfrewshire Council, BDP Architects and local schools a female-only careers event was held. More than 80 pupils…


A Day in the Life of…

Published 3 October 2017 | Written by Mirna Ayoubi
CategoriesCareers advice Promoting Construction campaign Social media

As part of our involvement in the community we began to realise that younger students did not realise the realms of opportunity the construction industry offers in terms of careers. We wanted to portray this in a fun and relevant way so we strapped a Go Pro to our Senior Project Manager and asked him to film for us what…


Site Training Area

Published 29 August 2017 | Written by Craig Shiell
CategoriesColleges Create opportunities Schools

We have formed a site training area to be used by local primary & secondary schools, local colleges, as well as youth organisations helping kids with career choices. The area was formed using some of the placements we had from local organisations as their own mini project to complete over their placement, as most of them were keen to become…


3D Video Model of the Site

Published 17 August 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesApprenticeships Campaigns Schools

Encouraging the next generation to enter the construction industry requires showcasing all the great things about the sector. Using new technology will help engage and inspire the future workforce. See the examples below for how one site addressed this: The site developed a 3D video model of the first floor of the new building, which is an extension for a…


“People Like Me” Resource for Encouraging Girls into Construction

Published 24 July 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCommunity liaison Create opportunities Diversity Equality Inclusion Schools

The WISE campaign seeks to achieve gender balance in STEM industries by conducting schools outreach, showcasing role models and providing consultancy and training. Drawing from research seeking to understand why certain groups are under-represented in STEM, WISE has launched its ‘People Like Me’ programme to show young girls that they could find fulfilling careers in STEM. Psychological research shows that girls…


CIOB Think Construction campaign

Published 12 July 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesColleges Community liaison Schools

The CIOB’s Think Construction campaign has been developed to encourage young people aged 14-19 to consider the construction industry as a rewarding career option. The Think Construction campaign resource pack will assist those from within the industry who deliver interactive careers sessions on the construction industry to young people in schools. The resource pack includes all of the following: Planning…


STEM – Disaster relief in the UK

Published 11 July 2017 | Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesCommunity liaison Create opportunities Schools

As part of our STEM programme of Community work, and to celebrate Women in Engineering Day 2017, Sheffield Hallam University, A-one+ and the RAF hosted an activity day aimed at Year 9 and 10 girls from local schools. The focus of the day was on disaster relief in the UK and the engineering skills that are required immediately following a…


Building Relationships while Promoting the Industry

Published 11 July 2017 | Written by Catriona Watson
CategoriesCommunity liaison Create opportunities Schools

Whilst on site, the project team built a strong relationship with a local primary school, with the aim of encouraging the children to consider the different career options available within the industry. The children visited the site throughout construction, to see how the build was progressing. They were provided with PPE which they could keep and were given an induction…


Career pathway poster campaign

Published 11 July 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCampaigns Diversity Posters Signage Signage

With an impending skills shortage, it is vital that the construction industry makes a concerted effort to attract new recruits. One of the most effective ways of promoting construction careers is through poster campaigns. See the examples below for how one site developed this concept: Rather than use standard format posters, the site team developed their own poster campaign to…


Teacher Insight Visit

Published 26 June 2017 | Written by Vicki Johnston
CategoriesCommunity liaison Legacy Schools

Graham Farrans Joint Venture (GFJV) invited the staff from Moneynick Primary School to visit the site of the new A6 Dualling Project, Northern Ireland. The scheme will upgrade 14.7 kilometres of the A6 transport corridor between Randalstown and Castledawson. The flagship investment of £160m will strengthen the links between Belfast and Derry/Londonderry and will bring long term benefits to road…


Introducing Pupils to BIM

Published 26 June 2017 | Written by Claire Anderson
CategoriesSchools

BAM presented on BIM (Building Information Modeling) to Barrhead High Schools Graphic Communications group. The session, tailored to the S3 group included a brief introduction to BIM and all of the elements which are included within the entire BIM process providing an overview of what is expected in the modern world of designing buildings. Ross Honeyman, Assistant Design Manager working…


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…


Inspiring Girls into Construction

Published 26 June 2017 | Written by Claire Anderson
CategoriesEquality Schools

Pupils from four schools in East Renfrewshire recently attended an informative workshop hosted by BAM Construction. Held at Barrhead High School, a live construction site, the event was designed to inspire girls to consider construction as a career. Third to fifth year pupils were selected to take part from Williamwood High School, St Ninians, Woodfarm High School and St Luke’s…


STEM Insight teacher placements

Published 26 May 2017 | Written by John Kean
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Create opportunities

The STEM Insight programme provides a unique and stimulating experience for teachers, lecturers, managers and technicians to update their knowledge and awareness of modern STEM related careers. Morgan Sindall Aviation hosted a lecturer from Heathrow Aviation Engineering University Technical College, on a five day placement providing him with an exceptional opportunity to experience construction within a live operational environment at…


Inspiring Students into the Construction Industry

Published 19 April 2017 | Written by Nabeel Javed
CategoriesColleges Create opportunities

Morgan Sindall have recently sent trainee site manager Nabeel Javed to visit local colleges/ schools to deliver a presentation which has engaged students in educating them about the construction industry and why they should consider a career in construction. As a trainee site manager currently on a trainee development programme, Nabeel is not far off from being in the same position they…