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This year’s UK Construction Week will focus on culture change

This year more than 25,000 people will gather together at UK Construction Week to discuss how culture change can be achieved in the industry.
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National Apprenticeship Week is key to success of MMC

Matt Evans, chief operating officer at TopHat, tells us why National Apprenticeship Week is the key to the success of modern methods of construction (MMC).
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UKATA urges employers to provide apprentices with asbestos awareness training

UKATA, a leading authority for asbestos training, is urging construction employers to ensure asbestos awareness training is provided to all apprentices.
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Creating a new learning culture for construction apprenticeships

James Gordon, senior HR manager at Willmott Dixon Interiors, explains how apprenticeships are facilitating a cultural shift within the company and helping to promote learning at all levels of the business.
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West Fraser tackles youth unemployment with new partnership

West Fraser, formerly known as Norbord, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Youth Employment UK to tackle youth unemployment.
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Hill Group’s apprenticeship scheme drives next gen of construction talent

The Hill Group, in partnership with London-based organisation K10, is celebrating its Southeast construction apprenticeship scheme, which has successfully trained 21 apprentices in Cambridge alone.
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Unearthing the next generation of construction workers

In recognition of National Apprenticeship Week, Sean Keyes, MD of Sutcliffe, provides his thoughts on the importance of apprenticeship schemes and how the company is going above and beyond to unearth the next generation of construction workers.
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Nexus Planning appoints Sarah Roe as associate director

Award-winning, independent planning and research consultancy Nexus Planning has appointed Sarah Roe to the role of associate director on its London team.
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Roofing contractor sentenced after worker falls through skylight

Roofing contractor has been sentenced after an unpaid casual labourer fell through a skylight during the renovation of an old asbestos cement roof on an industrial building in Exeter.
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Ted Malkin to become new director of building safety at Citizen

Ted Malkin will join Citizen as director of building safety on the senior leadership team (SLT) in April and transform their building safety function.
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CLC sets out improved construction plan for 2022

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has set out a greener, safer, more productive and better resourced construction plan for 2022.
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Matthew Morrish appointed to associate heritage architect

RIBA Conservation accredited architect Matthew Morrish has been appointed as the first ever heritage architect at HLM Architects.
diversity in construction

How we can begin to build better diversity in construction in...

Brandon Oliveri-O’Connor, VP of EMEA, Procore, considers why diversity and inclusion are important to construction, what businesses should and can be doing to be more inclusive, and how companies can attract and retain talent in the best way moving forwards.
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Why we need a change of attitude towards vocational careers

Jamie Jefferies, chief executive officer at Access Training Academies, stresses that there is a growing need for more emphasis on vocational education in school leavers.
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Wates pilots new work experience scheme: the Beacon Programme

Students from St John Bosco College, in the London Borough of Wandsworth, have completed Wates' Beacon Programme - a new 11-week work experience scheme.
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Three promotions for Hayfield in 2022

Following Hayfield’s recent performance and achievements, Hayfield has made three promotions across various departments.
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Kier recruitment drive to create over 1,200 jobs

Kier launches recruitment drive for over 1,200 jobs to support new schools, hospitals, roads and rail projects in communities across the UK.
Durham Investigative Hub

Tilbury Douglas begins work on Durham Investigative Hub

Tilbury Douglas has successfully secured and started work on the design and construction of the new Durham Investigative Hub at DurhamGate, Spennymoor.
physical risks

Construction is the most dangerous job in UK – here’s how...

Unfortunately construction workers face disproportionate mental and physical risks to their health whilst working. This guide offers advice to those in the industry to prevent accidents and make the construction sector a safer, happier place to work.
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BESA carries out state of trade survey

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) urges members to respond to the ‘state of trade’ survey so they can gather information on how well the sector is faring against the current turbulent economic situation.
Tackling risk

Tackling risk head-on: How the construction sector can mitigate risk

Nigel Morrey, technical director at Etex Building Performance, discusses how the construction sector can tackle risk with training, real-life tested products and strong information management.

Adding significant value to the volumetric modular sector

The Modular & Portable Building Association (MPBA) leads best practice protocols, the development of standards and is represented on many committees for the benefit of members.
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I-Construct and BRE launch new SME business scheme

New business scheme launched by I-Construct and the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to help 20 small and medium-sized businesses.
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New year promotions at Pegasus

All throughout the company, colleagues at Pegasus have been recognised for their efforts and commitment to the business and promoted accordingly.
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Lee Powell earns new role as CEO of GMI Construction Group

GMI Construction Group PLC has appointed Lee Powell to the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer which has been central to realising its long-term vision of sustainable growth.
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Skanska launches new mental health initiative with MHFA England

Skanska is launching a new mental health initiative, which ensures that all employees from its infrastructure business who have undertaken Mental Health First Aid  England’s Mental Health First Aid course, will now be able to display a Mental Health First Aider sticker on their construction hard hat.