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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The impact of ‘career trauma’ and staying in your lane of ‘positive influence’ – By Bola Abisogun OBE

"If you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else." – [late] Toni Morrison Now that Black History Month has passed, and as we prepare for another ‘official’ celebration in October 2020, I’d like to take this opportunity to contextualise why that …

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Allyship – By Natasha Stone

It's something that I've noticed on social media with increasing frequency of late. Being an ally is gaining more attention, whether this is to support women, BAME and LGBTQ+ community, or, as time is going on, any of the many other intersectional groups out there. This weekend marks Brighton Pride celebrations, a festival which brings …

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The Table – By Joanna Farnsworth

At a North London primary school in the 1980’s we enjoyed learning and playing carefree no matter what was happening in the outside world.  These were the days of civil unrest, riots and high rates of unemployment, but, in the four walls of the classroom we thrived within a safe and supported space. I look …

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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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