Rooff Supporting International Women’s Day

International Women's Day 2019

International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8th. It celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of Women. The campaign theme for International Women’s Day 2019 is #BalanceforBetter and is a call to drive gender equality and balance across the world.

As an organisation operating in the construction industry, it is important to us to work towards a gender balanced workforce. Over the past few years we have continued to increase the number of female employees which now includes female heads of departments. #BalanceforBetter

‘Not Just For Boys’

In support of this years International Women’s Day our Marketing and Social Value Coordinator, Lucy Dunne, was invited by the Construction Youth Trust to be part of an all female panel of professionals in the construction industry, to participate in a Q&A session at the Sydney Russell School in Dagenham.

With women making up around 14% of construction industry professionals, according to Go Construct, the panel aimed to challenge a common misconception about the construction industry that it is just for boys and to encourage young women into the industry.

The panel spoke about their own experience of being a woman in the sector and the different careers available to women in construction, as well as the benefits of working in such a diverse industry.

The session received a highly positive feedback from the attendees, with many saying it was a real eye opener to all the opportunities available to women in construction.

'Not Just For Boys'

 

TFL Apprenticeship Fair

Apprenticeship Fair

In association with the London Region Training Group (LRCTG) Rooff attended the TFL Apprenticeship Fair this Wednesday, 7th March at Central Hall Westminster.

Over 800 people attended the event and many was interested in the different types of careers available in the construction industry. On behalf of the LRCTG we were able to offer a number of apprenticeship opportunities that are open for application across the company members of the LRCTG.

Walthamstow Wetland Wins Civic Trust Award 2019

Walthamstow Wetlands

The outstanding Walthamstow Wetlands project that Rooff completed in 2018 has been awarded a Civic Trust Award.

The team for this project which included Witherford Watson Mann Architects, Kinnear Landscape Architects, P3R Engineers, Tall and Cinns Ltd all worked together to bring the vision of this urban wetland nature reserve to life and the results are breath taking.

Rooff completed a full refurbishment of the Marine Engine Pump House which now includes a visitor centre, café and viewing platform. We also carried out conservation work to the Copper Mill Tower and extensive external works. A swift tower within the reconstructed 24m tall tapered brickwork chimney was constructed with specially installed swift nest boxes to attract urban swifts.

 

Rooff Supporting National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week

This week 4-8th March marks National Apprenticeship Week which is celebrated across the UK. Over the last 50 years Rooff has employed and trained over 450 craft and management apprentices.  We are always keen to encourage young people into the industry through apprenticeships and this week we will be participating in a number of events.

Rooff Director, Steve Drury will be attending ‘Inspiration Day’ at our local Barking and Dagenham College on Wednesday and on Thursday will be at the TFL Apprenticeship Fair.  Both events are in association with the London Region Construction Training Group (LRCTG). Our Marketing & Social Value Coordinator, Lucy Dunne has been invited by the Construction Youth Trust to be on the panel of a “Not Just For Boys” Q&A. Lucy will not only be talking about apprenticeships but will also be promoting other careers available in the construction industry for women.

For more information on National Apprenticeship Week visit
https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/national-apprenticeship-week-2019