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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 Schools

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…


The Prince’s Trust ‘Get Into Construction’ – Rail

Published 10 April 2017 | Written by Ben Coughlan
CategoriesCharities/organisations Create opportunities Public

In partnership with the Prince’s Trust, 12 unemployed 18-25 year olds, local to the Crossrail Anglia Project in east London, were recruited to take part in a seven week training programme. The young people were given safety training and accreditation to CSCS standard and offered paid employment with further training opportunities. A standard get into construction programme is two weeks,…


Careers Talk at a Secondary School

Published 4 April 2017 | Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesApprenticeships Schools

Two of our STEM Ambassadors visited a local secondary school as part of National Careers Week. This school was identified as part of our local community next to the trunk road that the business maintains. Our two ambassadors attended a Year 10 design class. They designed a presentation and handout for the class which encompassed a Q&A session at the…


STEM learning at a primary school

Published 28 March 2017 | Written by Dorothy Butters
CategoriesCommunity liaison Schools

The BCEGI site team at Middlewood Locks wanted to encourage primary school children to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), designing and delivering lessons based on the National Curriculum. To illustrate Materials – Change of State the team enlisted the children as screeders. They brought mixed screed to the school, and when the children had read the method statement…


Spotlight on… campaign posters

Published 17 March 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Campaigns Diversity Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing Guidance Illegal workers Mental health Occupational health risks Posters Scheme posters/banners Signage Signage Stress Workforce Workforce information

Spotlight on… posters have been designed for general display in and around site welfare facilities. The Scheme has developed a collection of A3 posters from the series of ‘Spotlight on…’ awareness campaigns. This resource has proven valuable for display on site and raising awareness amongst the workforce and visitors. To download a free electronic version, please click the links below.


Preparing Students for the Future

Published 17 March 2017 | Written by Anita Elahi
CategoriesColleges Schools

As part of our commitment to training and developing young people, we hold mock interviews with years 10 and 11 students at schools across the region, giving students the opportunity to meet real people from the world of employment and practice their interview techniques. After the interviews, we give the students feedback and areas for improvement. We also give the…