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Darren Scott

August 18, 2017

3 Star Award for CarmichaelUK Sponsored Hearing Dog

CarmichaelUK sponsors two puppies at a charity local to our Head Office in Oxfordshire. Hearing Dogs for Deaf People train dogs to alert deaf people to sounds they would otherwise miss. Being aware of these, thanks to a hearing dog, makes a real difference to deaf people’s lives. Deafness can be a very isolating disability … Continue reading 3 Star Award for CarmichaelUK Sponsored Hearing Dog
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Ellena Tangi

August 15, 2017

Common Construction Myths Set Straight

As with most industries, there are many misconceptions and stereotypes that can exist and the construction industry is no different, in this latest blog post, we’re looking at some of the most common myths and putting them straight! Myth 1: There’s no opportunity for promotion or advancement in the construction industry. Wrong! Many construction managers … Continue reading Common Construction Myths Set Straight
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Ellena Tangi

August 11, 2017

CarmichaelUK Celebrates International Youth Day

Tomorrow is International Youth Day and this month we introduced 17-year old Eva to a career in Construction and Engineering. Eva has an impressive set of GCSE’s, an A in Maths AS Level and aspires to become a Civil Engineer. Women in Engineering first connected us to Eva when she asked for help finding a … Continue reading CarmichaelUK Celebrates International Youth Day
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Ellena Tangi

August 7, 2017

Are Construction Workers the happiest employees?

Could construction workers be the happiest amongst a number of big industries in 2017? According to a Best Industry Ranking Report from TINYpulse, it was the Construction industry that showed the happiest workers! We can think of a few reasons as to why those on site make the happiest employees… You get to work in a team! … Continue reading Are Construction Workers the happiest employees?
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Darren Scott

August 4, 2017

10 Construction Events and Conferences for the rest of 2017

Things can change quickly in construction and so it’s important for everyone involved in its industries to stay up to date with the latest news and developments. Whether you’re looking for a solution or partner for your business, want to network with the big industry names or just keen to keep an eye on the … Continue reading 10 Construction Events and Conferences for the rest of 2017
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Ellena Tangi

August 2, 2017

The Top 6 Design Builds of 2017

2017 has been a year filled with highly anticipated architecture. The ambition of what a building can achieve is sky-high. Architects combine aesthetics with energy-saving techniques, in a bid to create something that looks great and will not have a damaging effect on the environment.  Contractors and building firms put those ideas into practice, and … Continue reading The Top 6 Design Builds of 2017
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Darren Scott

August 1, 2017

Does the Construction Industry Scheme affect you?

The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) was created by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to collect tax from contractors and subcontractors. The scheme is designed to minimize tax evasion within the construction industry. Does it affect me? CIS applies to all contractors and subcontractors, whether sole traders, partnerships, or companies, who are working within the mainstream … Continue reading Does the Construction Industry Scheme affect you?
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Darren Scott

July 31, 2017

Fresh boost for Crossrail 2

Crossrail 2 has taken a step forward after a ‘productive meeting’ between the Mayor of London and the Transport Secretary. Mayor Sadiq Khan says the £30bn project is essential ‘for the future prosperity’ of the capital and Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has called for fresh public consultation on Crossrail 2, following a ‘successful outcome’ on … Continue reading Fresh boost for Crossrail 2
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Darren Scott

July 26, 2017

Spotlight On: CarmichaelUK Quality

It’s more important than ever before for companies to have in place, a robust quality management system and in our industry, it can be critical to the success of our candidates and clients. An effective program creates a process for clarifying standards and requirements, establishing means and methods for managing the process, defining the responsibilities … Continue reading Spotlight On: CarmichaelUK Quality
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Ellena Tangi

July 24, 2017

Top Tips: Navigating the UK Construction Industry

The Construction Industry is one of the biggest industries in the world. Its contribution towards the global GDP revolves around one-tenth of the total amount. As those who work within the industry have very transferable skills, many workers may desire to move from their native country. Although on the whole, the job is largely the … Continue reading Top Tips: Navigating the UK Construction Industry
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