ENGIE have partnered with Build Force UK to provide mentors for service leavers so that they can gain employment within the construction industry. Build Force UK is an alliance of construction employers, industry bodies and service charities, supported by the Government, which connects Service Leavers and Veterans with job opportunities
in construction and gives construction employers access to a unique pool of Armed Forces talent.
Stewart Digweed, a former logistics Project Manager spent 28 years within the Royal Engineers and is the first Central Region Build Force placement. He has been working with the Project Management team at Lenton and the Nottingham Decent Homes contract to see whether the knowledge and experience gained whilst in the forces could translate into the
Stewart has been working with the Project Manager on the refurbishment works looking at job specifications as well as the programme of works and pricing of void properties. Whilst at Lenton on the new build scheme he shadowed Site Manager
Glenn reviewing progress on site and had time with the building inspector assessing the works that had been carried out.
Stewart is keen to progress into employment as a Project Manager and has found the placement a
beneficial experience and even extended his placement by an extra week.
“It has been a great opportunity to work with the ENGIE team on site as many of the duties I have seen and undertaken
whilst on placement have all been tasks I performed whilst in the forces. The experience has confirmed to me that I have the knowledge I need to pursue a Project Management role in the construction industry.”
Client: Nottingham City Homes (NCH)
Value: £14 million
Date: 5th – 16th February 2018