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Changing track

2018-02-01T06:30:00+00:00By Adam Branson

Clients, architects and contractors all view construction projects very differently. But does that perspective change when you cross over to a different part of the industry?

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Learning and earning - join the club


More and more construction employers are pledging to ensure that 5% of their workforce are supported through some form of apprenticeship, graduate or development programme

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Flick of a switch


Making a change and pursuing a new career path can be daunting. How open is the construction industry to new recruits who have little or no sector-specific experience?

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Keep on running…

2017-06-29T06:00:00+01:00By Tim Clark1 comments

An ageing workforce, many members of whom are considering retiring, is one of the major issues contributing to the construction industry’s current skills crisis

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How six women saved the 'heart' of a £120m project

2017-06-23T12:52:00+01:00By Paul Cahalan

On International Women in Engineering Day, a female project team from LSE’s Centre Buildings Redevelopment tell their story

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Volunteering: The world of good


Volunteering your professional skills can lead to job satisfaction, improved skillset and an open outlook


Consultants' salary survey 2017: The bold and the bountiful

2017-03-10T06:00:00+00:00By David Blackman

Strong hiring intentions and employee caution post the Brexit vote mean those prepared to move jobs could be richly rewarded - as may firms prepared to be aggressive in sourcing new hires

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How will T-levels affect construction training?

2017-03-07T14:39:00+00:00By Hamish Champ

Industry gives a mixed reaction to the government’s latest technical training initiative


The apprentice

2017-03-03T06:00:00+00:00By Emily Twinch

As the government’s new apprenticeship levy kicks big questions remain over how it will work


Mentoring: Support act

2017-01-25T06:00:00+00:00By Yoosof Farah

Mentoring is touted as an effective way to help employees starting off in their careers to work their way up the ladder. So what do those who have signed up to be mentored get out of it? Yoosof Farah asked three of them

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Good Employer Guide 2016: Trend Setters

2016-11-25T07:00:00+00:00By David Blackman

An ever-dwindling workforce means the built environment is in dire need of fresh blood. So what improvements are this year’s top 50 employers making to retain staff and entice new recruits?

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Learn as you earn

2016-10-20T06:00:00+01:00By Hollie Tye1 comments

The Brexit vote combined with next year’s apprenticeship levy may give some firms a headache over investment plans but the need for construction apprentices has never been greater

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Millennials: Goodbye 9-5

2016-09-20T06:00:00+01:00By Hollie Tye1 comments

The world of work is changing. Forget being chained to a desk, a boss you only see through their office window

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Parental leave: Man about the house


Many professionals in our male-dominated industry say they want to spend more time with their children. So why aren’t new dads taking up their recent right to shared parental leave? We talk to two fathers who took time out of the workplace


Gender pay gap: Levelling the field

2016-04-19T06:00:00+01:00By Yoosof Farah2 comments

New legislation will mean firms have to publish how much both male and female employees are paid. Will this be the end of the gender pay gap?

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Andy Steele: ‘Was that me?’


It took Andy Steele just five years to transform Connaught into a £240m-turnover sensation. Can he pull it off again?


Apprentices: ‘The numbers don’t add up…’

2016-03-17T06:00:00+00:00By David Blackman

Three times as many people are leaving the industry each year as are joining, so today’s skills crisis is set to get a lot worse

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Simon Eyers: Beating the odds

2016-03-14T15:09:00+00:00By Yoosof Farah

National Apprenticeship Week: Being born deaf and mute hasn’t stopped Simon Eyers landing a job as an electrician at contractor FM Conway

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Does training need a reboot?

2016-01-28T06:00:00+00:00By Yoosof Farah

The industry is changing rapidly, with companies urgently trying to attract a new generation of talent and projects increasingly dependent on new technologies – it’s vital that the way we train changes too


Women in engineering: The only way is up


With women making up fewer than 10% of engineers in the UK, what can be done to encourage more to join the profession?

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