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Building up talent – GRAHAM welcomes graduate apprentices

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Building up talent – GRAHAM welcomes graduate apprentices

Construction firm GRAHAM has welcomed the ‘next generation of talent’ from its Graduate Apprenticeship Programme, which gives company employees the opportunity to gain higher education via the workplace. Under the programme, delivered as part of the GRAHAM Academy Scotland, four employees have completed their studies at Heriot Watt University – the top university in Scotland for construction and civil engineering*. The graduates are Thomas McGoran from Cardonald, Karen Jeffrey from Bishopbriggs, […]

todaySeptember 23, 2021 8 3

Largest ever intake of Spencer Group apprentices all secure full-time positions

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Largest ever intake of Spencer Group apprentices all secure full-time positions

The largest ever intake of apprentices taken on by engineering specialist Spencer Group have all now secured full-time positions with the company. Hull-based Spencer Group hired 14 apprentices two years ago, with the full cohort of 18-year-olds coming from the city’s employer-led school, Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC). Having completed their two-year apprenticeships, all 14 have started permanent, full-time trainee positions with Spencer Group across a range of different […]

todaySeptember 13, 2021 10 2 5

Kevin McLoughlin outside Downing Street-1

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Episode Twelve: How Can We Attract Workers To The Construction Industry With Kevin McLoughlin MBE

Henry McDonald talks to Kevin McLoughlin MBE about how we can attract workers into the industry. Kevin owns K&M McLoughlin Decorating, which has a turnover of £6m+ and a company that heavily invests in the apprenticeship scheme. In 2010 he created K&M Painting & Decorating College as his business needs were not being met by the local colleges. In 2012, he helped to develop a CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility […]

todaySeptember 11, 2021 281 3 4

Constructive Voices podcast top 1.5% worldwide

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The Constructive Voices Podcast is currently ranked in the top 1.5% of all podcasts worldwide

Synchronicity and common values brought our team together earlier in 2021. Our first episode was broadcast on 6th April 2021 and now, only four months later, we are ranked in the top 1.5% of all podcasts worldwide. Our intention is to inspire change within the construction industry. We hoped by putting together a high-quality podcast that this might help start some important conversations that may cause ripples of positive change […]

todayAugust 20, 2021 19 4 6

Skills shortage issue resolved by Creating Enterprise in North Wales

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Skills shortage issue resolved by Creating Enterprise in North Wales

Headlines like Long COVID and Skills Shortages Means a Tough Winter for Construction Industry, and, Demand for Construction Workers close to a 20-year High, is a small sample of some of the UK articles about the skills shortage issue in the construction industry. Skills shortage is at its worst since 2007 In fact, even before the pandemic, an article on 29th January 2020 in Construction Europe stated that, The Royal Institute […]

todayJuly 28, 2021 211 5 4

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Episode Three 11th May 2021: Mixed Reality In Construction, A Mates Chat About Mental Health & An In-Depth Look At Apprenticeships

Mixed Reality In Construction, A Mates Chat About Mental Health & An In-Depth Look At Apprenticeships If you have been wondering about how you might integrate Mixed Reality into your construction projects, you have definitely come to the right place. Jordan Lawver, of Trimble, gives an excellent and entertaining introduction to this topic. Learn from Jordan how Mixed Reality can really work for you. Listen to Pete The Builder and […]

todayMay 5, 2021 151 2 2

Constructive Lives changing Streams Neal Maxwell

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Episode Two: 20th April 2021: Can we achieve zero plastic in construction by 2040? Plus top health consultant, Jennie Armstrong, pushes for a prevention attitude

Can we achieve zero plastic in construction by 2040? Plus top health consultant, Jennie Armstrong, pushes for a prevention attitude Coming up on this episode of Constructive Voices, Henry MacDonald has been looking into a big topic for the industry, plastic waste. How can we cut down on using plastic? What alternatives are there? And why should we be bothered about it anyway? Pete the Builder Is back to share […]

todayMay 5, 2021 191 3 2

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