The energy and utilities sector requires 221,000 new recruits by 2027, in order to provide the essential services its customers seek and the infrastructure the UK needs for its economic growth. Industry leaders have come together, as the Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership, to build and launch the first ever joint Workforce Renewal and Skills Strategy for the sector.
We are delighted to announce that in 2016, for the second consecutive year, we achieved more than 4,000,000 hours safe working, further extending our record in 2015 of working to avoid any harm to members of the general public, our supply chain and our employees.
The Winter edition of our in-house 'Connections' magazine is now available. Click on the link below to read about our latest awards, collaborative working relationships, employee updates and work in the community.
On the 5th December 2016 the Alliance was delighted to be awarded the UKPN Capital Programme & Procurement (CP&P) ‘Project of the Year 2016’ Award for their successful delivery of the Beaulieu Park 132kV Diversions scheme in Chelmsford. The award was made by Nirmal Kotecha, UKPN’s Director of CP&P.
McNicholas’ management systems have recently been recognised by our external auditors ISOQAR, as amongst the best in our class.
McNicholas recently collected a certificate marking over six years of carbon reduction as part of the Achilles CEMARS scheme.
McNicholas delighted the staff and pupils of Artigarvan Primary School in Strabane recently when they donated a new Christmas tree as a thank you to the school for their cooperation, understanding and patience whilst work was being carried on the Gas to the West contract in their area. McNicholas client, SGN Natural Gas, added the icing on the cake with a donation of the Christmas lights and a Santa decoration to complete the festive scene.
During December, Murdo Macaulay, our Health, Safety and Environment Manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland, visited Guide Dog Scotland. He wanted to better understand how we can make our work sites safer for people with a visual impairment when walkways have to be altered. Murdo spoke with Guide Dog Mobility Assistant Marie-Claire and Engagement Officer Pamela about guide dogs, and was really keen to find out as much as he could about how they work with their owners. Marie-Claire took Murdo out on to the Edinburgh streets to carry out a blindfold walk with guide dog in training, George.