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Spotlight on… campaign flyers

Published 22 June 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Apprenticeships Campaigns Communication Cycle safety Diversity Guidance Health screening Healthy lifestyle advice Illegal workers Inappropriate language Medications Mental health Occupational health risks Plastics and packaging Posters Scheme posters/banners Signage Signage

The Spotlight on… flyers have been designed for general display in and around site welfare facilities. The Scheme provides a collection of A5 flyers from both past and current ‘Spotlight on… ‘ awareness campaigns. Each unique flyer contains information on the industry issue and advice on how to tackle it. This resource has proven valuable for display on site and raising awareness…


Bricklaying students visit Gabriel Square

Published 9 June 2016 | Written by Gabriel Square Project
CategoriesCareers advice Careers advice Colleges

17 bricklaying students from Oaklands College visited Higgins Construction’s building site in St. Albans, to provide them with a full understanding of the construction process on a live building site. The Site Manager at Gabriel Square, Victoria Turner, gave the students a tour of the development on 19th April 2016. Our bricklayer on site, John Currington, also gave a talk…


Event to encourage new people into the construction industry

Published 3 June 2016 | Written by caroline birch
CategoriesCareers advice Careers advice Colleges Create opportunities Employed Schools

RG Group are conducting a large regeneration and construction project in Redhill. Over the 75 week duration of the project we have been working with local schools, colleges and the JobCentre Plus to encourage new recruits to the Construction Industry. We have participated in local career conventions and as part of this overall program we worked with Warwick Secondary School to…


Considerate Constructors Scheme e-learning courses

Published 17 May 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCCS briefing and action plan E-learning Induction and training Scheme champion Training

The Scheme has developed free e-learning courses aimed towards helping registered sites, companies and suppliers understand why it is important to be considerate towards the workforce, environment and general public. These courses aim to increase Scheme knowledge as well as helping learners to meet the expectations of the Code of Considerate Practice by focusing on the five sections of the it,…


Environmental Careers Talk

Published 11 May 2016 | Written by Cathal Ward
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Universities

Cathal Ward, who is completing his year placement with Henry Brothers Ltd, went to Aldercar College to give an environmental careers talk. Cathal is studying a BSc in Land-use and Environmental Management at Queen’s University Belfast and has taken on the role of Quality and Environmental Officer within the Company. He carried out the careers talk to highlight all the…


Working with the Dallaglio Foundation to Inspire Young People

Published 11 May 2016 | Written by Emma Attwood
CategoriesCareers advice Schools Support

McGee has delivered an inspiring day of classroom based learning, discussions and observational learning opportunities for one group of students from the Dallaglio Foundation’s RugbyWorks Programme – which exists to nurture and develop essential skills of disengaged young people aged between 14 and 16. Welcoming the students to one of their major London demolition projects, a key objective for the…


Practicalities of a Construction Project

Published 10 May 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Careers advice Schools

Providing opportunities to gain practical experience on-site is important to increase interest in construction.  A career in construction can be very rewarding, it is therefore important to create an environment where students can gain first hand experience and a taste for construction opportunities themselves. One site introduced construction prospects using a programme based on a real-life project: A programme was set up over a 12 week…


Providing Opportunities to School Children

Published 30 March 2016 | Written by Glynn Cunliffe
CategoriesGoodwill Schools

Carefoot recently completed 6 new classrooms and a new reception at Moorside Primary School, and we were invited to provide a top value raffle prize in support of their Summer Fair. Following discussions with the Chair of Moorside Friends, we agreed to provide the top prize of an Apple iPad. The winning raffle ticket was won by one of the children’s…


A Multitude of Efforts Around Youth and School Engagement

Published 19 January 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesBusinesses Careers advice Schools

Providing regular and considerable contributions to the local community ensures everyone benefits from the project’s construction. Becoming a positive player within local schools and youth groups creates additional opportunities, provides a service and also leaves a healthy legacy behind. A multitude of efforts focusing around community engagement particularly within local schools can be found within the examples below: Considerable manpower has…


Providing work experience and improving the image of construction for younger people

Published 11 January 2016 | Written by Juliana Postarini
CategoriesCareers advice Create opportunities

Laing O’Rourke collaborated with Construction Youth Trust to run a 3 day Budding Brunels Programme. The programme included 3 days worth of activities, talks, presentations and a site tour to introduce students from local schools and sixth forms aged 16-18 into the construction industry. A range of industry professionals from Laing O’Rourke that included Quantity Surveyors, Planners, Engineers and Construction…


Construction Experience Hub

Published 11 January 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Create opportunities Placements

It is important to encourage the younger generation to learn and become involved in the industry. Sites and companies should be actively engaging with young people who are considering a career in construction. Below is an example of how one site created opportunities for young people in the area: The site launched its Construction Experience Hub which was a purpose…


Adopt a School Initiative

Published 26 October 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Schools

It is important to invest time to train up the younger generation and encourage them to consider a career in construction. To help prepare students for future training and employment in the industry, an ‘Adopt a school’ initiative was piloted. This initiative involved the following: The contractor funded IT equipment and the training of teachers in the local secondary school…


CSCS Cards for Disabled Students

Published 20 October 2015 | Written by Helle Dorrington
CategoriesCSCS Disadvantaged groups Induction and training Local and special needs Skills card

Introduction: The Victory Pier development has an ongoing partnership with a local school, Woodside School for disabled students. They regularly visit our development to gain first hand experience of working on a construction site. Some students have also gained valuable work experience on the Berkeley Homes, Kidbrooke development. Improvement Opportunity: Many of the students would like a career in the…


Virtually Interacting with Schools

Published 6 October 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Induction and training Operative behaviour Schools

Sites should seek opportunities to engage with the local community. Working within the community provides a good opportunity for operatives to engage with schools and promote the positive nature of the construction industry, while also providing information on different trades and career opportunities within the industry. Below is an example of how a site interacted with the local school: As…


Inspiring Careers in Construction

Published 1 October 2015 | Written by Juliana Postarini
CategoriesCareers advice Cooperation Schools

Laing O’Rourke, a local organisation called Creative Wick and Gainsborough School collaborated on the creation of a bespoke series of workshops that used art and design to inspire pupils to consider the wide variety of career options offered by the construction industry. Each workshop took on a theme, with pupils first learning about the role of art and design in construction,…