Seeing the positives at a challenging time

Ciara writes about seeing the postives at this challenging time, including finding new ways to work which may transform flexible working in the future.

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I’m a qualified mental health first aider now

Nicki writes about her experiences on the MHFA England mental health first aider course: "I loved it, and couldn't wait to go back."

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Is the industry ready for change?

James asks if the industry is ready to change: can construction achieve a more diverse and inclusive workforce by following normal practices?

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What will the new immigration system mean to our industry?

Ciara explains concerns about the impact of the new points-based immigration system: "migrant labour is not the same as cheap, unskilled labour."

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Patrick’s work is highly commended

At the staff awards in October 2019 Patrick Alexander, IT service desk analyst, was highly commended for his dedication to keeping all our computers working. ->...

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Pension re-enrolment 2020

We have to re-enrol people into our pension scheme every three years. You can opt out, but it's a good way to save for your retirement. ->...

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M27 Women in construction day

James writes about the M27 Women in construction day, arranged by BMJV to discuss encouraging women to join the construction industry

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NEETs in construction – a study

Steve Sugden writes about his research on encouraging NEETs into construction: "Employers, supporting organisations and funding bodies should work together"

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Packed agenda at REC construction sector event

Ciara writes: I was delighted to once again chair the REC construction sector event in London on Tuesday 12 November. We had an absolutely packed and diverse agenda. The event kicked off with Lewina Farrell, REC lawyer. Lewina updated us on…

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National Inclusion Week 2019

To mark National Inclusion Week 2019, skills and employment adviser Kimberley McGinty has been asking people what 'inclusion' means to them.

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Face-fit testing RPE on the M4

Ben visits the M4 smart motorway project each month to carry out face-fit testing, so anyone who has to wear a dust mask knows how to fit it correctly.

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My work experience at VGC

Alexandra writes I have just completed a week’s work experience with VGC, which gave me an insight into the construction industry. I started working in the marketing department with Zena Wigram. I learned the importance of promoting the company in…

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