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Covid-19 Safety Checklist: Construction Industry

Introduction As the Covid-19 restrictions in the UK are being lifted, the construction industry is opting to maintain certain health guidelines and other Covid safety measures to minimise risks for workers. The measures are being brought in to help tackle the spread of the virus and thereby allow the industry to continue functioning. The Covid-19…

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Bricklaying Apprenticeships in London

A guide to bricklaying apprenticeships in London

Overview Securing a bricklaying apprenticeship in London is a great way to gain expertise, experience and recognition in a field that has immense demand. Bricklaying apprenticeships help you learn and gain practical skills and benefit from career advice from those already experienced in the field. If you feel that a career in bricklaying and all…

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Construction Industry Opportunities UK

Construction industry opportunities for 2021 in the UK

Two main factors have changed the pattern of the UK construction industry over the past year. Both the COVID-19 global pandemic and Brexit are greatly responsible for the reshaping of the construction industry. As the construction work environment changes, so do the types of construction industry opportunities in the UK. Engineering and construction projects have…

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health and safety during COVID-19

Construction site health and safety during COVID-19

With infrastructure work continuing during the global pandemic construction site safety is a genuine concern. The constant threat of this highly contagious virus has affected industries across the globe and especially so with the construction industry, as an industry that requires on-site work. Unfortunately, construction site closure is a reality when workers test positive for…

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Construction Companies UK

Top recruitment strategies for construction companies

Smart recruitment strategies are the only way forward for construction companies to cater to the rapidly growing infrastructure development, commercial and residential construction, that is happening almost worldwide. To be able to deliver on promised quality, budgets and deadlines the construction industry needs to nurture a steady flow of qualified candidates. Hiring from a position…

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Construction Labour Market

Brexit’s Impact on the Construction Labour Market

With the deadline of 31 December practically upon us, the UK and EU are still talking on Brexit trade deals and are still working out the finer details. However, one of the immediate Brexit impacts of the UK leaving the European Union or EU, is of course the impact it will have on businesses and…

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Careers in the Construction Industry

Starting a career in the construction industry?

The UK construction sector is one of the fastest growing industries! Why should you join the construction industry? Within the next 5 years, over 230,000 construction jobs are to be created therefore new roles are constantly being needed to be filled. With a growing skill shortage in the UK, now is the time to join…

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Sustainable Construction and why is it important?

Sustainable construction is currently very much an ethos that the construction sector is being governed by. At its core, the construction industry is a big consumer of natural resources, which is why in the recent years there has been a demand for it to reduce its negative environmental impact. Taking the finite nature of natural…

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Women in the Construction Industry

Women in the construction industry – An emerging trend

Women in the construction industry is an emerging trend, thankfully, owing to the significant growth within the construction industry. More and more young women are seeing construction as a viable career, as construction companies strive to encourage young people to join this booming industry. From plumbing, bricklaying to bid writing it is becoming more common…

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Construction Industry Jobs

How to become a carpenter

A carpenter plays a pivotal role in the construction industry due to the specialised knowledge and woodwork techniques essential when adding the touches such as door frames, to a building. To become a carpenter, you have to cultivate an aptitude towards working with wood, to be able to put together the wooden structures, fixture and…

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Construction Apprenticeships UK

Guide to construction apprenticeships in UK

Construction apprenticeships create the ideal pathway to gaining a successful career in the booming construction industry. Young people, basically anyone over 16, can through an apprenticeship gain on the job training alongside experienced tradespeople. What is an apprenticeship? An apprenticeship is something offered by the construction industry to provide on the job training and work…

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Local Bricklayers in UK

How to hire a local bricklayer near me?

How to hire qualified bricklayers near me, is a question that many homeowners looking towards home improvements have. Looking to hire bricklayers that will do the job professionally while working within the proper health and safety guidelines is a decision that any smart homeowner will choose to make. Hiring a local bricklayer makes sense as…

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Construction Industry UK

How to Spot a Fake CSCS Card

To work in the construction industry in the UK you need to have a Construction Skills Certification Scheme or CSCS card to be eligible for onsite work. It was introduced by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), with the intention of reducing accidents on construction sites. It provided a means of strengthening the safety and…

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Construction Sites in the UK

Guide to becoming a Bricklayer in the UK

Become a bricklayer and you will open yourself up to a world of possibilities in the construction industry. The skill a bricklayer requires goes beyond simply being able to stack bricks up to build a wall. Though we may not always be aware of it, as we tend to take our walls for granted, there…

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Trade Industry in UK

How do the new lockdown measures affect the trade industry?

As with all businesses, Covid-19 has forced the construction sector to adapt rapidly to a new or different way of doing work. Most industries, including the construction industry, had to quickly support a remote working system, embrace a more digital based setup, and to take measures to revise their supply chain management processes. The recently…

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Construction Jobs in UK

Construction industry trends driving digital transformation

By shifting the backbone of business operations from analogue to digital, construction companies have been through realistic end-user adoption been able to increase productivity and profitability. Traditional business landscapes have had to undergo a complete overhaul to deal with the current global situation, modern customer expectations and to remain successful in a digital world. It…

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Construction Workers UK

How to attract millennial construction workers

The construction industry needs to up its game. Despite being a dynamic field with massive scope, it is dealing with an aging workforce. For an industry that thrives on energetic activity and teamwork this is a serious problem. For construction companies to survive they need to hire millennial construction workers so as to have a…

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Construction Industry in the UK

How do I get a job in the construction industry in the UK?

There are a number of ways you can find openings for construction jobs in the UK. Depending on whether you are an experienced construction worker or a newbie looking to enter the industry, there are a few key ways to get jobs in construction. If you are not a UK citizen and are looking to…

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Construction Industry UK

How do I get a job in the construction industry?

The construction industry is an interesting and dynamic field to get into with a variety of roles and opportunities on offer, whether you have industry experience or not. Job seekers unsure where to start, should first of all research the different career options within the industry that are available and see which areas interest them,…

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Hire Construction Workers UK

Construction recruitment during COVID-19

There is no doubt that Covid-19 has taken its toll on the construction industry.  When the first nationwide lockdown happened in March this year, as with others, the UK construction industry was caught off-guard. While the industry was allowed to function during the lockdown, the reality of negotiating work during a global pandemic provided constructions…

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Construction Workers UK

Easiest ways to find temp workers

For some industries, such as the construction field, the hiring of temp workers makes sense when it comes to certain projects. While corporate or deskbound jobs usually call for employers to look for permanent employees that grow with the job role and in most cases, beyond. However, the very nature of the construction industry is…

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Construction Workers UK

How to hire and retain the best qualified construction workers

The way you hire construction workers is no different to the process you would use to hire any employee in any other industry. It is all about attracting and retaining talent that will be an asset to a company or project. The construction industry and hiring trends While the construction is an industry like any…

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Jobs in Construction Field

How to gain work experience in construction

Keen on getting into the construction industry? Not a bad choice, as it is currently an industry that is developing fast as infrastructure requirements expand. Recently, it has also undergone a digital construction transformation thereby increasing both its potential and scope. Read on to find out how you can you start work in the industry…

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Construction Jobs London

Essential skills you need to succeed in construction jobs

Every career requires a different skill set and construction work is no exception to this. Construction skills actually go beyond the standard physical abilities, though that is essential. Obviously, the skills needed differ vastly from an office bound job, needing more physical dexterity which is why these are very specialised skill requirements. What are construction…

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Online Job Vacancies

How to Avoid High Construction Recruitment Agency Fees

Construction is big business, especially currently there is significant infrastructure development going on across the globe that has a massive impact on the world economy. The number of people involved in the construction industry is massive, be it admin, planning, engineering skilled or unskilled labour, fulltime, part time or contract bases. Depending on the projects…

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Digital Workplace Solutions

Top reasons to build a digital workplace for construction

Recently there has been a noticeable shift from office based traditional workplace to remote working and a digital workforce, as more and more business sectors adopt digital transformation has a means to increase productivity and relevance. The future of construction too has been largely based on a digital construction mindset, which has seen an increase…

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Construction Jobs in United Kingdom

Building a digital future for the construction industry

It may seem almost paradoxical to say, but for construction companies to thrive in the current environment it needs to undergo a digital construction. For a digital transformation to be successful, a construction company needs to have a clear business plan in place that maps out how going digital and including digital technologies will create…

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Best Jobs in London

Key trends shaping the future of work

Like everything in life, the dynamic of work as we know is shifting and moulding itself into different shapes to that of say 10 years ago. The recent global pandemic help accelerate the process of a structured workday, to that with much more fluidity. The future of work as we know it is undergoing a…

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Construction Jobs London

Applying for CSCS card – What you need to know

If you are looking to work in the construction industry in the UK, then you need to apply for CSCS card to confirm that you have the appropriate training and qualifications for onsite construction work. The Construction Skills Certification Scheme or CSCS was introduced by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), a non-profit company set…

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White Collar Jobs in UK

Blue-collar vs White-collar – What is the difference?

In an ever changing world, the standards of previously set norms are constantly being blurred. The same can be said about the definitions of the terms blue collar jobs and white collar jobs. At its most basic sense, the term, coined in the 1920s, refers to the attire generally worn by the individuals employed in…

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Construction Jobs in UK

What is your eligibility to work in the UK?

If working in the UK is your goal, then making sure you are eligible should be prioretised. Currently, in the construction industry, there are many opportunities for skilled workers. The key to securing a job opportunity is to follow the clear step by step process to make sure your eligibility to work in the UK…

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