Month: August 2017

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Darren Scott

August 29, 2017

Health & Safety Tour at Crossrail’s Whitechapel Station

The £15bn ‘Elizabeth Line’ is due to start operating in December next year, with full completion in 2019, when it will carry 200 million passengers every year.  The 73-mile route stretches from Reading and Heathrow in the West, weaving beneath the surface of central London, and carrying on out to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in … Continue reading Health & Safety Tour at Crossrail’s Whitechapel Station
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Ellena Tangi

August 23, 2017

CarmichaelUK supports Bucks Young Carers

This month, CarmichaelUK staff spent an afternoon volunteering at the annual Bucks Young Carers Family Fun Day. Bucks Young Carers is a charity that helps provide assistance to young carers, who often forgo areas of their childhood in helping to care for their parent or guardians. The family fun day gives children the opportunity to enjoy … Continue reading CarmichaelUK supports Bucks Young Carers
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Darren Scott

August 21, 2017

5 Top Tips for Construction Apprentices

Construction is hard yet rewarding work, which you’re probably well aware of if you’ve made it to an apprenticeship with any of the top companies in the UK. An apprenticeship is a real job and as well as learning the skills and gaining the qualifications you want, you’ll also gain confidence and the chance to … Continue reading 5 Top Tips for Construction Apprentices
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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

The 12th August was  International Youth Day and 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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