Advice Hub

Construction is a rewarding industry to work in, but from time to time you're bound to want some advice. Many of our consultants have worked on site which not only helps us to understand the complexities of the projects that we are recruiting for but also means that we can offer an array of industry advice, so whether it's regulations, insurance, up-skilling or interview tips... Our team are happy to answer any questions you might have about your future development in the construction industry. 

Our top 5 questions for your next job interview

It’s always a good idea to have a few key questions prepared before you go into an interview to give you a better impression of the role you’ve applied for and what the company is like to work for. Not only is asking questions beneficial for your own knowledge, it also helps the employer get a better understanding of your particular interests within the role. Read more.

Five Tips for Jobseekers in the Construction Industry

If you’re looking for work in construction, there are a number of ways that you can help yourself be in the best possible position to be offered the next opportunity. Here are 5 things you should be doing to get you refining your resume to reflect the true value you can provide for employers. Read more.

Constructing the perfect CV

Is your CV built on solid foundations, or is your mix a little too thin to hold up to scrutiny? Whether you’re a contractor or a tradesman looking for your next permanent position, you need a CV that highlights your skills and experience to an employer. Avoid the vague, and embrace a clear and concise CV that speaks directly to an employer’s job description. To help you build a professional construction CV, here’s our list of top tips. Read more.

Compliance in Construction

Construction sites bear an unenviable burden of risk, with potential hazards lurking at every corner. Virtually everyone involved in a construction project has some legal responsibility to comply with a range of standards from building regulations to health and safety. With compliance in mind, we thought we’d put together this article about its benefits, how to ensure your workforce is compliant, and what you can expect from CarmichaelUK‘s workers. Read more.

Encouraging Young Woman To Try a Career In Engineering

Introduce a Girl to Engineering is a worldwide campaign held in conjunction with Engineers Week to encourage young women to consider a route into engineering and inspire the next generation of great innovators and problem solvers. With this in mind, we sat down with some of our female contractors to discuss the opportunities available for women in the construction industry. Read more.

Improving Your Skills

As an employee within the engineering and construction sectors, you are only as employable as your skills. At CarmichaelUK, we’re committed to working with you for the whole of your career, helping you find the right placements and learning to help develop a sustainable and fulfilling profession and with that in mind we thought we’d explore some of the skills that will help you to get ahead and stand out from the crowd! Read more.

8 Reasons to Consider a Career in Engineering

Known for being one of the challenging fields of study, engineering continues to attract hopeful aspirants because of the promise of a successful career, financial returns and a chance to make a difference by improving the world. In our infographic below we’ve compiled some of the best reasons to think about engineering as a career. Read more.