Jehu’s Construction Ambassadors spreading the word
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the site teams at the Jehu Group, they’ve down tools and headed out into the communities to spread the Go Construct word, ‘Construction is a Career like no other’ and a career with the Jehu Group is limitless.
During July, the students of Bishop Headley Catholic High were greeted at the Merthyr Valley Homes project site in Gellideg by Contracts Manager Chris Parks and given an interactive presentation and a site tour by Andrew James, Site Manager and Ricky Woodman, Site Engineer and Construction Ambassador. The students got the opportunity to try out a Robotic Total Station, which is used to mark out where the building goes and at what level, using a co-ordinated grid and elevation levels. The Topcon GT 505 is one of the top of range robotics, imported from Japan, costing around £20,000.
The site team based at the Library Close Scheme in Rhydyfelin attended the Trivallis annual tenant fun day. Trivallis is one of Wales’ largest social landlords and Jehu have worked in partnership with them for the past 6 years. During the day Site Manager, Nyron Woods talked to children, parents, students and residents about the opportunities of being part of this fantastic and diverse industry. Nyron and the team also showed off their carpentry skills by building bird boxes with the children and parents.
Martin Workman, Construction Director commented; “The Jehu Group is a third-generation family business, with a clear vision to be the company of choice, we intend to grow and develop for the future generations. We’re not a business that turns up on site, builds and leaves, we try to integrate into the community. We operate as a responsible business so leaving a legacy on all our projects is important to us.”
The site team managing the £8 million Maelfa Regeneration scheme, consisting of; retail units, apartments and townhouses on behalf of Cardiff Community Housing Association attended their Mega Community Fun Day on August 4th. Over 400 community members turned up to the event and two of Jehu’s Construction Ambassadors Sian Bridge and Ricky Woodman entertained the crowds with their site digger, which was a real hit with the children and the dads. Ivor Goodsite the Considerate Constructors Scheme mascot also made an appearance, his role is to raise awareness of the dangers of playing on a construction site and to inform children on how great it is to work in the construction industry.
Ricky said; “Jehu’s role within the community doesn’t stop at the gate to site. They are heavily involved in community engagement and work with the local community to achieve common goals. They aim to build a relationship where voices are heard and reliable information is available. Bringing schools in to visit projects as they develop helps that relationship grow and inspires young people to think about the area they live in and how it came to be there. Going forward, we hope that young people earn knowledge of construction and even consider a role within the industry as a career.
For more information on how to get into the construction industry, job opportunities and becoming a construction ambassador go to the Go Construct website – https://www.goconstruct.org/