Young persons in industry

Changing the Perception of Construction Careers It’s widely known that the UK Construction Industry has been suffering from a skills shortage for a number of years. This deficit seems set to continue as many younger people have negative perceptions about the degree of stability and lack of opportunity, they think they will find in the [...]

By |2019-06-19T14:52:24+00:00June 19th, 2019|Apprentices, News, Recruitment, Training and Development|Comments Off on Young persons in industry

Women in Construction

A burly man in a high vis jacket is most people’s idea of a construction worker, and it is this macho image that deters many women from entering the industry. The construction sector has historically been very male dominated, with only around 12% of the overall workforce and less than 2% of the [...]

By |2019-04-04T22:43:28+00:00April 4th, 2019|Apprentices, News, Training and Development|Comments Off on Women in Construction

Promoting Mental Health Awareness in the Construction Industry

There has been a growing awareness in the construction industry that mental ill health amongst workers is an area of concern and that a change in culture needs to take place. The predominantly male workforce has led to a ‘macho’ culture where workers may find it difficult to voice any emotional issues they may [...]

By |2019-06-08T20:56:19+00:00March 21st, 2019|Health and Safety, News, Training and Development|0 Comments

Safety and Quality awards for J A Burke Construction operatives

J A Burke Operative Sandeep Kumar, and Site Manager Neil Adams, both have received awards in Wilmott Dixon’s January awards for Site Safety and Quality. Both operatives are currently working on our site at Water Orton.  Congratulations to both of you and keep up the good work. Sandeep Kumar has won the project [...]

By |2019-03-21T17:40:10+00:00January 28th, 2019|News, Projects, Training and Development|0 Comments

Apprenticeship Scheme Video

Shot over the summer at a number of live sites, we compiled a short video talking to apprentices and their colleagues, site managers and foremen about working in the industry and about J A Burke as an employer. It hopefully will help encourage young people consider our industry and demonstrates our commitment as a [...]

By |2019-03-21T21:55:22+00:00October 25th, 2018|Apprentices, News, Recruitment, Training and Development|0 Comments