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Counting the cranes

It has been said that you can assess the current state of the construction industry by counting the cranes in the sky across London but with the city a ghost town, we must look to the stats! At Velocity we keep a close eye on the statistics surrounding construction, and recently it is making for interesting reading. The Of…

The Quiet Streets

We focus a lot on construction jobs throughout our blog but in terms of placements, those that go to site and those that go into office environments is about 50/50. Each working environment has it’s unique Covid-specific challenge, so, in the wake of coronavirus, and with London looking like a ghost town, what does this mea…

Built Environmental

The construction industry is responsible for the built environment we all live in and enjoy. But, as the UK population continues to grow, more housing is needed and a new industrial infrastructure must be built. It doesn’t really matter what needs building, as long as it is done with one key word in mind, sustainability. Co…

Removing the red tape

It looks like construction is going to get very busy, very soon with two announcements from the Prime Minister. Firstly, the Green Deal. A radical new initiative that gives the British public the opportunity to make energy-saving improvements to their homes. Homeowners can choose from insulation, heating, draught-proofing,…

Keep the fun, take to fantasy football

If you are anything like us at Velocity, you have been missing out on the fun and camaraderie that comes with the footy, however throughout lockdown we have found a great team building alternative. Throughout the season the Velocity team, along with clients and candidates, has been taking part in a fantasy football league …

Recruiting the recruiters

We have recently been focussing a lot on the construction sector here on the Velocity blog, then I guess we would as it’s the sector we work in and every one of us has a strong passion to promote the industry here in the UK. So, this week I wanted to change it up a bit and focus on how the recruitment sector as a whole coul…

Skills, age, gender – Bridging the gap in construction

The skills gap in the construction sector is not a new phenomenon but has been highlighted during the coronavirus pandemic. From the self employed to large enterprises, all have their unique take.   Construction is a unique sector, unique in the way that is sees more self-employed than any other sector in the UK. Of t…

Lessons from the past

It is a very strange time for the construction industry, but there is hope on the other side, there’s just one last hurdle to go… As the furlough scheme begins to wind down there is news of big firms having to make employees redundant. This can be a worrying thought for those in the industry, and especially those train…

Training for success

The construction industry was one of the hardest hit sectors as a result of coronavirus, now on the road to recovery, there could be many of you reading this from home interested in joining the sector. And you would be right to, the construction sector is a backbone of the economy and plays a part in all our lives whether you…

Technology building the future

Velocity Recruitment is closely monitoring the effects of coronavirus on the construction industry and will continue to do so, but this week however we wanted to look ahead. With a view towards the technology that will be shaping the industry for years to come. Virtual reality (VR)VR has been making huge strides in both bu…