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A Grand Day Out 2 – Diversity Event

A Grand Day Out 2 – Diversity Event

A Grand Day Out 2 – Diversity Event On a beautiful sunny March 27th 2019, Caroline and I attended the second Grand Day Out at Butlins in Minehead. This year the aim was to promote a wealth of issues and barriers faced by jobseekers through fun, informative and...

International Women’s Day / 100 Women First

International Women’s Day / 100 Women First

100 Women First Project – Founder Caroline Derick We chose International Women’s Day (IWD) to hold a very special event for all our 100 Women First. International Women’s Day is always celebrated annually on March 8th – This was perfect timing for our ladies to all...

100 Women First Project

100 Women First Project

The 100 Women First Project was launched on December 13th 2018.  This was the dream of Caroline Derrick, such an inspirational women, mentor, manager and so much more.  I truly believe she can make anything happen. It was the Saturday before the launch, months and...

Women Returners – My story so far

Women Returners – My story so far

Women Returners I cannot believe how time has flown; advent has started with the big countdown to Christmas well underway. My time here at Under Construction has gone from strength to strength, I feel so privileged to be part of such an enthusiastic, passionate and...

Women Returner story so far…

Women Returner story so far…

My story so far... I can’t believe I have just completed my 6-month review - how on earth did that happen? I am having such a fabulous time working here at Under Construction, but now the reality is setting in that my post is coming to an end in just 3 months... But...

Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport One of the many perks to my job has to be travelling to different places and venues.  My visit to Bristol Airport was a very insightful meeting with Construction South West where we discussed Planning for growth, Airport development & design and...

Women Returning to Work

Women Returning to Work

I cannot believe how time has flown; I have been in post now for almost 5 months, that’s half way into my contract. My emotions are mixed…happy… because I love the job…sad… as I know it’s ending! However, not going to dwell, as the experience I have gained just in...

Homes In Sedgemoor Partnership Day

Homes In Sedgemoor Partnership Day

Back in May, we were invited to Homes in Sedgemoor’s Partnership Day at the Canalside. The morning started with registration and refreshments and a chance to catch up with friends both old and new. There were plenty of stands from different partners which were full of...

Women returning to work…..my story by Tracey Armstrong-Stacey

Women returning to work…..my story by Tracey Armstrong-Stacey

Just the thought of this could be enough to keep you awake at night.  It really is a big thing just to make the initial decision to return to work….it might not even be your decision, you might just ‘have to’. Due to lack of childcare and my low wage, my husband and I...

Disability Confident Event – Butlins, Minehead

Disability Confident Event – Butlins, Minehead

Last month Team Under Construction entered a Disability Confident event, organised by the Department for Work and Pensions at Butlins, Minehead. It really was quite a thought provoking day. Chris Jones opened the event with the only speech of the day. You could have...

Under Construction Unperturbed

Under Construction Unperturbed

Following on from our busy three days welcoming more than 200 people to initial interviews, you would have thought we would have scheduled a break but there has been no time to rest on our laurels! Busy is an understatement – that said, we thrive on making the most of...

First Impressions Count

First Impressions Count

      Recently we helped a new business with their initial interviews. With over 200 people attending across three days, it was a busy time but equally pleasing to see the opportunity embraced in the area! There were times however, where people...