In 2016/17, there were reportedly 526,000 workers suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety. This accounted for 12.5 million working days lost due to ill-health caused by work-related issues. As part of our ongoing commitment to improving our mental and physical wellbeing at work, the CarmichaelUK offices organise quarterly ‘Wellness at Work Sessions’ to encourage … Continue reading Paws for a minute! Carmichael UK offices are visited by furry friends
Last week we paid a visit to the Highways England A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon project offices to meet many of our contractors and drop a delivery of our infamous sweet treats off. Between now and completion in December 2020, sections of the A1 and the A14 will be widened and a brand new section of A14 … Continue reading Spotlight on: Jamie @ A14
Around 50% of people with a disability want to be in full-time paid employment, yet only 10% actually are. As a Disability Confident employer, we want to see a world where people with a disability being in work is the norm and this month we organised work experience in conjunction with Shaw Trust who assist … Continue reading Offering Work Experience to People who have Barriers to Employment
The HS2 buildings works could unearth hundreds of ancient relics during its construction in what might be the biggest archaeological dig in Britain. Historians and archaeologists alike believe there are several sites along the line where treasures may be dug up from the past. Many of these spots are not far from where the CarmichaelUK … Continue reading HS2 to unearth hundreds of ancient relics
Work to upgrade Paddington station to prepare for Crossrail continues but the end is in sight with a scheduled completion date of December this year. It’s by no means a small addition to the overall project as the station is undergoing the most significant transformation since the completion of the original building in 1853. A busy … Continue reading Project Update: Paddington Station
Rod and Collette Carmichael have recently paid another visit to the Hearing Dogs for Deaf People HQ in Saunderton, to meet volunteers and sponsor a puppy to support the amazing work they do. The charity trains dogs to alert deaf people to sounds they would otherwise miss – simple sounds that many people take for … Continue reading CarmichaelUK Sponsors a new Hearing Dog Puppy
We have multiple opportunities to work for Tier 1 contractors on one of the biggest projects in the UK. HS2 remains on schedule with main works contracts having been awarded in July last year. Enabling Works contractors are already on board and preparing activities on the ground and we’re keen to talk to candidates about … Continue reading Recruiting continues on HS2
Its National Bird Day today and we’re celebrating by paying homage to our own green hummingbird. What has a hummingbird got to do with engineering, construction or recruitment you may ask? Well, the idea came from a programme on the television which showed the characteristics of a hummingbird, it was from that programme that the … Continue reading Celebrating the Hummingbird!
Preparation for any job interview is essential and while it can be a time-consuming process, there’s a number of things you can do in order to give yourself the best chance for the best possible outcome. In this blog post we’ve detailed a few things you should think about before your next interview. Research Hopefully, … Continue reading Preparing for your next Construction Interview
Last year the government announced that 2018 will be the Year of Engineering! The year-long campaign will aim to increase awareness and understanding of what engineers do among young people aged 7-16, hoping to widen the pool of young people that consider engineering as a career in the future, therefore increasing the industry’s desirability. The … Continue reading 2018 is the year of Engineering!