MAY 2019

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ENGIE is the leading provider of regeneration services in the UK, focused on three key activities: energy, services and regeneration.  

 As the UK’s leading district energy company, ENGIE operate some of the largest and most technically demanding district energy schemes which serve users in the public, commercial, industrial and residential sectors. Working in close partnership with many of Scotland’s Local Authorities, Registered Social Landlords and other public bodies, ENGIE deliver a range of integrated services including facilities management and business services.

ENGIE work in a diverse range of markets and sectors delivering community regeneration;

refurbishment; repairs; maintenance and housing construction. From homes to hospitals; schools to municipal nuildings; their broad range of skills are an asset and add environmental, economic and social value.

Operating from a modern headquarters in Bellshill, North Lankarshire, their regional team are driven by their commitment to delivering high-quality services to meet their customers’ needs.

Since her appointment in November 2018, Julie McCormack, CSR Manager at ENGIE, has been working to develop strategic partnerships with local schools in the Glasgow area, to encourage more young people to consider a career in the construction industry.

Julie said:

“We are currently live on a number of new-build housing projects throughout Glasgow. We have reached out to nearby secondary schools to discuss potential partnership opportunities and now have three partnerships in place – with Lochend Community High School, Smithycroft Secondary School and St Paul’s High School.

We are working with the schools in a number of ways – most notably by providing Civil Engineering Foundation Apprenticeship opportunities in for pupils in S5 and S6. The pupils spend one full day a week working with a member of our Site Management team learning vital skills and knowledge that will help them in their future careers.”

During Scottish Apprenticeship Week, ENGIE welcomed members of DYW Glasgow and Ivan McKee MSP, Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation to their Bellrock Street development to meet with some of their Apprentices. During the visit they discuss their career journey to date, as well as the numerous careers paths available within the construction industry.  

Julie continued:

“We also engage with schools is by attending career days and jobs fairs to speak with pupils about careers in construction as well as career paths and progression.  Not only we they engaging with S5 and S6 pupils, but also those in S1 and S2 – this is a really important age group to reach out to and educate before they make their subject choices. 

As a company we are eager to continue our involvement with schools, encouraging more people – especially females – to consider pursuing a career in the construction industry.  Our engagement to date has been really rewarding for everyone involved and we are looking forward to taking it to the next level.”