Weekly News Bulletin - 15th September 2017

Metsec Weekly News Bulletin

This week the Construction Enquirer reported on construction companies trying to hire staff at their fastest rate for more than a decade, but many vacancies are going unfilled due to lack of skilled workers in the sector. Here at Metsec, it is news like this that makes us value our own skilled workforce more.

Future Scot also announced the launch of the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre’s pioneering new £2m Innovation Factory to help collaboration between the public and private sector to encourage growth.

With rising concerns in the news about being more environmentally friendly, we also shared our Metsec Environmental & Sustainability Policy as we are committed to provide high quality products whilst considering our environmental impact. Click here to read more.

It was also reported that Mayor Andy Street has announced that thousands of young workers in the Black Country will be given half price bus and tram travel. This is to encourage young workers to pursue their careers without the concern of travel costs. At Metsec, we understand the importance of apprenticeships to bridge the skills gap we are currently seeing.

Finally, we also shared the news from Express & Star on how digital technologies can help manufacturers win contracts, especially in the Black Country. This included looking at International Trade Portals and, of course, BIM. As building regulations and energy efficiencies demands are constantly evolving, BIM is vital to ensure that any construction planning is as detailed as possible.

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Contractors battle it out for shrinking pool of staff

Construction companies are trying to hire staff at their fastest rate for more than a decade.
http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2017/09/12/contractors-battle-it-out-for-shrinking-pool-of-staff/

Construction Innovation Factory launches today with major industry event

Hundreds of delegates interested in the future of Scottish construction will be among the first to see Construction Scotland Innovation Centre’s pioneering new £2m Innovation Factory, as it launches today with a major industry event.
http://futurescot.com/construction-innovation-factory/

Environmental & Sustainability Policy

voestalpine Metsec plc’s foremost objective is to satisfy customers with high quality product and engineering services capable of designing, building and maintaining product and systems that will meet their quality, safety, environmental and reliability needs.
http://www.metsec.com/sustainability/policy/

Young trainees to get half price travel

Thousands of young workers in the Black Country will be given half price bus and tram travel, Mayor Andy Street has announced.
https://www.expressandstar.com/news/transport/2017/09/08/young-trainees-to-get-half-price-travel/

The latest digital technologies can help Black Country manufacturers win major contracts

Digital technology can help Black Country manufacturers bid for new contracts in the UK and overseas.
https://www.expressandstar.com/news/business/business-picks/2017/09/11/the-latest-digital-technologies-can-help-black-country-manufacturers-win-major-contracts/