Constructing Futures is now in its fifth year helping recent Graduates into employment through part-time unpaid job shadow placements. We took some time to catch up with Ironside Farrar, one of the organisations we’ve dealt with over that time, for their thoughts on how the service has worked for them.

Day 4 of our #12DaysofSuccess is a summary of the continued success our social initiative, Constructing Futures, has experienced.

Our Constructing Futures Coordinators, Julie and Gillian, caught up with Liam Harley, an HNC Quantity Surveying student on placement, and Gwen Blair, Social Impact and KPI Coordinator for Kier Scotland, to see how Liam’s Constructing Futures work experience has went.

In Edinburgh’s city centre, the iconic Donaldson’s is in the midst of a change. Read Gillian’s latest blog on working with City & Country to help stem the skills shortage in construction with work experience.

Jamie discusses changing tack when it came to this year’s ICE Student & Graduate seminar in Glasgow.

Read all about how Constructing Futures helped Anne gain her first role in the industry and how Constructing Futures could work for you.

Gillian talks about the skills shortage the industry is experiencing and how this can be tackled via work placements

At the end of this week there will be a vote in the house of commons on a bill that would require companies to pay interns at least the minimum wage for their work. Our Chairman, Colin Woodward, comments on the proposed bill.

Good to spend a couple of days this week speaking to final year students about career prospects in the Scottish Construction Industry.

Read what the Recruiter Magazine (August Edition) had to say about our Social Enterprise.

Contract Scotland is pleased to announce the first placement through our Social Enterprise which was launched last month.

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