8th August 2017 | This week, we shared news from Scottish Construction Now that Kier is pledging 1% of its workforce to encourage new talent into the industry. The Irish News seems to share the same concern regarding interest in the construction industry by announcing a new £1.2 million grant scheme launched to help train and upskill construction workers in Northern Ireland. At Metsec, we are committed to bridging the skills gap we are seeing in sector and actively recruit apprentices.
Edie released news that a purchasing consortium for higher education facilities in London has become the first in the global education sector to be assessed to the ISO 20400 standard for sustainable procurement, in what's believed to be the first such assessment in the UK public sector. We hope this is the first of many!
We shared news from Business Insider UK about the ‘choppier conditions’ retailers are facing, despite the positive news that British business is growing steadily. It was reported that this growth in British business is due to strong activity for manufacturers. This is supported by an article from CITYA.M. that Britain's manufacturers are riding the wave of a weaker pound this summer, with exports lifting order books to a record high. On the other hand, we also saw PoundSterling LIVE release data about the slower-than-forecast rate in August for the construction industry.
We also saw an insightful piece from Investing.com on 5 key things to watch on the economic calendar, including UK PMIs.
Finally, we shared TNW’s thought piece on how technology is disrupting the construction industry. We agree that technology is disrupting the construction industry, but for all the right reasons. Since 1989, we have been able to develop our services for our customers through using technology. To read more about our technology, click here.
Kier is pledging 1% of its workforce to act as career ambassadors in schools and colleges over the next 12 months to help attract new talent into the industry.
A NEW £1.2 million grant scheme has been launched to help train and upskill construction workers in Northern Ireland.
A purchasing consortium for higher education facilities in London has become the first in the global education sector to be assessed to the ISO 20400 standard for sustainable procurement, in what's believed to be the first such assessment in the UK public sector
British businesses grew steadily over the last three months, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI)'s latest survey.
The UK's top manufacturing trade body says the sector is "making hay while the sun shines as exports go from strength to strength".
UK construction activity grew at a slower-than-forecast rate in August, adding to the soft sentiment besetting the British Pound at the start of the new week.
Investing.com - Global financial markets will focus on this week's European Central Bank meeting for fresh clues on when the central bank will shift away from its ultra-easy policy.
Like just about every other industry today, the construction industry is changing and being shaped as a result of new technologies.