The Scottish construction industry has had to contend with another period of … more

Jamie Porter & David Brunton have come together to tell us what they foresee happing in terms of future trends within the Construction Industry as we start to emerge from lockdown.

The Covid-19 Pandemic has thrown up a multitude of challenges for the UK civil engineering sector. Many of the immediate challenges we face are significant and, at times, can almost appear overwhelming. However, it is vital that as an industry we don’t resort to short-termism. Making the wrong moves now can result in otherwise avoidable long term issues.

Ever since we were the first Recruitment Agency to achieve the Community Mark standard through Business in the Community back in 2007, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been an intrinsic part of our business and remains so today.

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.

A follow up to last month’s commercial talent blog post by Scott. This month the conversation turns to how empowering and investing in the next generation of commercial talent is more important than ever.

Debunking some freelance stereotypes to highlight how temporary workers can benefit your business.

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.

Our Managing Director, Emma Marriott, contributed to Insider Magazine’s review of the construction industry in their latest issue.

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 Porter goes over some of the success we’ve seen to date and explains who you should speak to about your career in Engineering.

To celebrate Women in Engineering Day we contacted Jennifer W. to ask her about her current position and what it means to her being a woman in engineering.

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