Privilege – By Natasha Stone

It’s a word that’s heavily loaded in many ways. The idea of privilege is that it’s something you’ve never had to work for, but you get treated better by others because of it. It’s often connected with social status, ‘the upper echelons’ of power, money, wealth, and more often than not, those with privilege are …

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Initiatives to get kids into Surveying – By Katie Holt

It has been a busy time for inspiring the next generation of surveyors.... We, at Chartered ICES, have been involved recently in various initiatives to encourage children in to surveying as a career. It is clear from the ongoing needs of the construction industry that there will be a significant shortfall in the number of …

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50 Years – Has it all been worth it? – By Kathryn Ladley

September is an important month for me.  It is the month in which I was born, the month in which I married and this year September is the month in which I begin my 50th year in Construction. In some ways it is easy and glib to say I don’t know where the years have …

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Are you working flexibly? – By Natasha Stone

Flexible working is the big buzz word of the moment. Not to mention that we've all seen the articles extolling the virtues of four day weeks, grabbing your laptop and a comfy bean bag to focus on your work in the local coffee shop. There's endless stock images of young and trendy new-age workers in …

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Construction Youth Trust is playing the long game – By Charlotte Higgins

Getting in early and inspiring the next generation – Construction Youth Trust is playing the long game. Construction Youth Trust was established 60 years ago as the construction industry’s own charity. How we implement our strategy has changed over the past six decades, but our aim has always remained the same: to inspire young people …

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