Christmas is all about giving something back, so this Christmas we have 12 gifts to give away in 12 festive competitions being held on our social media platforms.
12 Gift From England Associates Winners:
Make sure you are following us on all of our profiles not to miss a competition.
For your chance to enter make sure you like/follow us on all platforms, enter by placing your answer in the comments and share the competition.
Good luck & Merry Christmas!
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Construction has been listed as one of the first industries to benefit from the the new Modern Industrial Strategy in the Government’s latest whitepaper alongside Artificial Intelligence and Automotive.
Economic growth and a boost of productivity is the main targets for this initiative hoping to transform construction, healthcare, Services 4.0 and energy which will gain significant Government funding. The vision for a ‘transformed economy’ is built from the five foundations: Ideas, People, Infrastructure, Business Environment and Places.
Business Secretary Greg Clark explained “Our new, ambitious Industrial Strategy will build on the UK’s strengths, boost productivity and earning power and will ensure we are one of the most competitive places in the world to start and grow a business.”
This is great news for the construction industry, with a positive forecast for the future of the sector, building a Britain fit for the future.
My name is Tazmin Mansbridge (centre above) and I am a Marketing Apprentice at England Associates. In the past five years we have had a total of six apprentices with some real success stories. I decided to look into more about why apprentices choose England Associates.
I have recently spoken to two of the team who have worked as apprentices with us here to learn more about their experience. Kylie Wan (right above) is one of our current apprentices studying for her Level 4 AAT in our Accounts department, Tanisha Noice (left above)completed her Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship in 2016 and I am a Level 3 Marketing Apprentice who has been with England Associates for the last 10 months.
Kylie Wan explained that she originally decided to do her Level 3 AAT as an Accounts Assistant as she was initially unsure that she wanted to do after college and it was a good opportunity to get some skills while she was deciding on what to do next. However she turned this into a long term commitment and decided to continue to develop in this role starting the Level 4 in August this year. In her role she expressed that she learnt a variety of accounting and financial skills including credit control, bookkeeping, bank reconciliations and many more whilst getting her formal qualifications at college.
Kylie continued with “In regards to my apprenticeship England Associates has been highly supportive. The business made sure that the flexibility available and my income was correct in relation to the development of my skills and career. I have to give a special thanks to my manager in regards to all this.”
Tanisha Noice first joined England Associates as Level 2 Business Administration apprentice in 2015. After 12 months of hard work she then completed her apprenticeship and promoted to a Business Support Coordinator.
However Tanisha was ambitious and didn’t stop there, deciding to take an opportunity to become a Trainee Resourcer a few months later and now further progressed to be a Trainee Recruitment Consultant billing over £6,000 this October 2017.
Tanisha revealed “I decided to become an apprentice in level 2 Business Admin with England Associates to gain knowledge and experience of how a small business functions; with the bonus of the help of it developing my skill set. England Associates gave me a lot of support and guidance throughout my whole apprenticeship.”
She studying alongside an apprenticeship company called FNTC to which she felt sure of security in completion.
When asked what advice they would give to someone who is looking at an apprenticeship they added:
Tanisha: “I recommend England Associates as it is a brilliant company to work for. They have always promoted career development and have an amazing support structure.”
Kylie: “England Associates is a small but growing business. It is always keen to bring on new apprentices. They will invest as much time and money that you need to complete your apprenticeship. I would recommend them as an employer.”
I began my journey as a Marketing Apprentice when I attended a Careers Fair in Havant & Southdowns College. I was initially not going to go due to I was still recovering from some personal problems which lead me to be unable to carry on my A-Levels with the college. However my parents encouraged me to attend and it was here that I was lucky enough to be introduced to Marie Malyon; she had a stall at the Careers fair. She gave me her details in how to contact her for more information and now Marie is my Manager at England Associates.
My experience with England Associates and Havant & Southdowns College as an apprentice has been fun and educational. It has offered me many ways to develop my skills set based around different projects I support from designing business cards through to writing articles for our website (like this one).
If you would like to know more about becoming an apprentice with England Associates; then please apply by sending me a copy of your CV or if you would just like to know more information then please email me at T.email@example.com.
Our very own Training Academy graduates from our first Graduate Scheme has been acknowledged in the Portsmouth News today.
The clipping is framed and on the wall already and we are really proud to be supporting 3 promising individuals at the start of their recruitment careers.
You can also see the article on the Portsmouth News website.
Find out more about our Training Academy here.
Many thanks to everyone who got involved in our Halloween photo competition.
The winner is: jessikahhw on Twitter! We will send you a private message.
Special mentions to:
The England Associates team also looked pretty terrifying:
This halloween send photos of yourselves in the spooky spirit for a chance to win £50!
The competition is open from 7am on Friday 27th of October until 4pm 31st of October with the winner announced within 24 hours of the closing time.
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Take a look at the collection of hot construction projects that have recently started across Kent, Hampshire & Oxfordshire.
Castle Quay Shopping Centre
Estimated start date: 18/09/17
Developer Hawkstone Properties have recently started the anticipated extension to Castle Quays Shopping Centre, a mixed use retail and leisure development located in the heart of Banbury.
The extension will soon be home to a 117 room Premier Inn, 8 screen cinema and popular restaurant chains such as Nandos, Chiquitos, Zizzis and Handmade Burger Company. These will all sit between the canal and Spiceball Park with a Lidl supermarket.
In addition a car park extension, new entrance via Cherwell drive and pedestrian bridges will be built over the canal to assist with access to the new and improved center.
Contact us if you would like to know more about opportunities on this and other similar projects.
University Building – Winchester
Estimated start date: 30/10/2017
The University of Winchester has been give planning permission and are due to start work on their new state-of-the-art building imminently.
This 2 year scheme includes the construction of 7,593 sqm of additional speak including a new auditorium, teaching accommodation, library, dining and associated accommodation in West Downs Student Village.
The main contractor for the scheme, Osbourne, will also be completing associates works on roads, footpaths and landscaping to ensure the match the new design vision.
Do you like locally to Winchester and looking for work in construction, speak to one of our specialist construction team.
Ashford Designer Outlet Phase 2
Estimated start date: 23/10/2017
Plans have now been approved for Phase 2 of development for Ashford Designer Outlet creating an additional 13,000 sqm of retail space. The scheme comprises of both demolition and the construction of an extension to produce the new space and an additional 327 parking spaces.
The original shopping centre was built in 2000 the location extension will make room for 6 more restaurants and another 38 spaces for additional luxury premium brands.
This projects has promised to create 170 construction vacancies for the duration of the project. Contact us to find out more.
Sports Facility – Southampton
Estimated start date: 29/09/2017
Morgan Sindall have been awarded the main contract for the development works on Southampton Solent Universities new sports facility. The scheme, which is due to be completed by summer 2019, comprises of the erection of a 5 storey steel-framed sports facility and associated landscaping and access works.
The new building will be home to two sports hall, three fitness studios, health and well-being gym and strength and conditioning suite.
Improvements to Dogs Trust office and accommodation
Estimated start date: 02/10/2017
Improvements works have recently started in Dogs Trust properties in Kent, which includes the demolition of kennels, cottage and the old reception to make way for a new singly-storey intake building, accommodation and roof space to provide overnight staff accommodation and office space.
The main contractor for this project is Abbott Construction. Contact us to find out more.
Thanks for reading. You can view all of our construction jobs across the UK here. Make sure to register for job alerts, by entering your email address below the search results to be the first to know about new vacancies.
This month 4 promising new recruits have joined England Associates.
From left to right:
Caitlin Silcock has joined the MOD & Defence team as a Resourcer. Harry Hatton, Elizabeth Jones & Bradley Thomas have joined our Training Academy, an intensive training programme for a fast tracked introduction to how to become a successful recruitment consultant.
Welcome to the team!
Welcome to England Associates first ever survey of House Building professionals on What makes the best House Builder to work for?
We have launched this survey to ask for your opinion on what makes the best company to work for in the house building sector. We will analyse this information to provide feedback to House Builders on how to improve their offers and remain competitive in this skill short area, as well as giving us all insight into what the best house builders are offering.
There is also an opportunity for you to nominate who you think is the best House Builder to work for.
This survey will cover company culture, project types, organisational structure and compensation so that we can identify the DNA of what makes the best house builder to work for. This should take no longer than 3 minutes to complete and can be done on any device.
All responses will remain anonymous, but if you want to be one of the first receive a copy of our findings, you will be given an opportunity to enter your email address at the end.
This survey will be open until 12pm on Friday the 3rd of November. If you have any additional comments you would like to add please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
In celebration of International Coffee Day 2017, the team here at England Associates were greeted in the morning with a steaming cup of the good stuff, with choice of Latte, Cappuccino or Americano with a selection of coffees including hazelnut and vanilla varieties. Marketing Manager Marie was Barista for the morning taking orders and making desk deliveries to the hard working consultants. Photo courtesy of Jess Roche.