Degree Apprenticeship Vacancies at Leeds Beckett University

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The school of built environment, engineering and computing are growing their provision for degree apprenticeships and are looking to recruit dedicated and talented individuals to a number of key roles to support this important part of their development strategy.

Head of Degree Apprenticeship

Grade 9 (£51,034 to £60,905)

Closing Date: 06.07.2021

The School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing is looking to recruit a high calibre Head of Degree Apprenticeship. The post is responsible for the line management of the apprenticeship team in the School and lead the delivery of the School’s suite of degree apprenticeship courses. You will be highly experienced with a demonstrable track record of success in managing and developing degree apprenticeships.

The role will include managing all aspects of the school’s apprenticeship documentation, monitoring progress and contributing information about apprenticeship development to meetings or for inclusion in reports or committee papers as well as more broadly supporting the delivery of milestones. You will have the passion and drive to ensure that all programmes and modules on our apprenticeship courses deliver inspiring teaching, learning and assessment, resulting in an excellent experience for both apprentices and their employers.


Degree Apprenticeship Assessors – 5 posts available, 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Grade 6 (£34,804 to £39,152)

Closing Date: 06.07.2021

The School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing of Leeds Beckett University wishes to appoint a team of Degree Apprenticeship Assessors (in Civil Engineering, Building Services engineering, Chartered Surveyors, Chartered Town Planners and Digital Technology). The appointees will support the development and delivery of our apprenticeship courses for people wishing to pursue apprenticeship in these named apprenticeship courses.

There are five posts available as follows;

Civil Engineering – 2 posts

-Building Services Engineering – 1 post

-Surveying and Construction – 1 post

-Computing/Digital and Technology Solutions DA – 0.5 fte post

-Town and Regional Planning – 0.5fte post


Degree Apprenticeship Co-ordinator

Grade 4 (£25,941 to £30,046)

Closing 25.06.2021

The post holder will provide administrative support for our Degree Apprenticeship courses delivered in the School across areas in Civil Engineering, Building Services Engineering, Surveying, Real Estate, Project Management, Computing and Town & Regional Planning. Duties will include the coordination of School’s apprenticeship provision, compiling and analysing data from University Systems for Senior Management, monitoring key activities of the provision and working with the Head of Degree Apprenticeships.


FREE WEBINAR: Managing Payment and Insolvency Risks – Practical Advice for Construction Companies

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Thursday 6th May 2021
10:00 to 11:00

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber are delighted to be partnering with Gosschalks Solicitors to bring you this very important and topical webinar on managing payment and insolvency risks.

Even before the impact of Covid-19, construction companies were exposed to significant risk from both upstream and downstream insolvencies. In the current climate prudent companies need to take all necessary steps to protect their position on payment and minimise their exposure in the event of a client or a sub-contractor/supplier going bust.

In order to help navigate the current economic climate, Gosschalks construction and insolvency teams will present an online seminar to consider the legal, contractual and practical steps which can be taken to protect against insolvency and payment risks.

The topics covered will include discussions on areas such as pay-when-paid clauses, payment cycles, retention of title issues and effective notices.”

Presenters for this seminar will be (pictured L-R), Matthew Fletcher, Abigail Milner, Sam Thompson, Steve Dillon and Will Buckenham.


Click here to register for your FREE place

This event will be run on Microsoft Teams and a link to join the event will be sent to you a few days before the webinar. You do not need to have Teams to be able to watch, you can log on as a guest.

Introducing the 2021 Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards – Join us for our online launch event!

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Organised by the School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing at Leeds Beckett University, the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards (#CEYH2021) focus attention on some of the most important issues in the construction sector. They recognise the very best companies, collaborations and projects, inspiring others to adopt new and better ways of working that deliver outstanding results.

Join us for our official #ceyh2021 online launch event where we will hear from our panel of esteemed judges what they are looking for in a winning entry.

We will also hear from National Constructing Excellence about the value of entering our awards.

Have you not entered our awards before? Maybe you have but want some extra tips on how to make your entry stand out.

If you are considering entering our awards for the first time or have done in the past but want to improve on your submission style, then our judges will be available to answer all of your key questions providing hints and tips.


Covid-19 has created many new challenges for the industry in our region with businesses having to adapt to survive. Our awards have always been about more than a great party, they are about showcasing what our industry does well, driving up standards and ultimately leading positive change in our industry. Off the back of a difficult year, when the sector will look to recovery we think it is more important than ever that businesses make noise about everything they have achieved. Entering our awards can;

  • Raise awareness of the work you do and how it contributes to improving the wider reputation and image of the sector.
  • Demonstrate excellence in your market, showcasing your organisation to key regional and national influencers and helping you to win more work.
  • Show your customers (and your competitors) that you are committed to keeping standards high.
  • Gain external validation for your company values.
  • Celebrate your team’s success, boost morale and help you to attract and retain the best industry talent.
  • Focus your internal strategy to embed a culture of best practice throughout your business.
  • Align your business to the Constructing Excellence brand and our key drivers for a better industry.


Date: Thursday 28th January 2021

Time: 10.00 to 11.00

Where: Online via Microsoft Teams, you will be sent a joining link once you have registered for the event.





Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2020 – The Winners

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Many thanks to everyone who tuned into our online awards ceremony.

Congratulations to all the finalists, highly commended and the winners of the #CEYH2020 awards. The regional winners of each award category now go on to represent Yorkshire and Humber at the National Constructing Excellence Awards in early 2021 (See details below for individual category winners).

However once again, the real winner of the awards is the industry itself. The shear diversity of projects and organisations making up this year’s shortlist proves that the sector is responding positively and proactively to economic uncertainty, committing to high standards and striving to change the way that it builds for the better.

We look forward to seeing what you submit next year!

The Awards

Client of the Year (Sponsored by Addleshaw Goddard)

Winner: Calderdale and Huddersfield Solutions Limited

Also shortlisted:

Outwood Grange Academies Trust – submitted by Triton Construction

University of York – submitted by Faithful+Gould

Conservation and Regeneration (available to sponsor for 2021 – contact us to discuss options)

Winner: Whitby Piers Coast Protection Scheme – Submitted by Royal HaskoningDHV

Highly Commended: Leeds Town Hall Project – Submitted by Ibn Scaffold Access Ltd

Also shortlisted:

Doncaster Wool Market – submitted by Willmott Dixon

Anglesey Building, Birkby Junior School – submitted by Farrell and Clark

University of Sheffield Engineering Heartspace – submitted by Interserve

Bridlington Town Hall – submitted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council

The remodelling and refurbishment of a Grade II Listed Methodist Chapel – submitted by Fitzwilliam Malton Estate

Digital Construction (Sponsored by Trimble Solutions UK)

Winner: Area 12 GIS Integrated Area Programme – submitted by A-One+

Also shortlisted:

Yorkshire Water Digital Project Management Plan – submitted by BIM-UK

Project Cavendish – submitted by Turner & Townsend

Health, Safety and Wellbeing (Sponsored by East Riding Facilities and Infrastructure)

Winner: I-care and mental health initiatives – submitted by Interserve Construction

Highly Commended: Henry Boot Construction

Also shortlisted:

Springfield Healthcare, Harrogate Phase 1 – submitted by Simpson (York) Ltd

Innovation (Sponsored by Faithful+Gould)


Winner: Agile in Buildings – submitted by Ollio – The Building Performance Consultancy

Also shortlisted:

Smart Asset Management Ecosystem – submitted by 1st Horizon

Integration and Collaborative Working (Sponsored by Turner & Townsend)

Winner: British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) – submitted by WYG

Highly Commended: Hull York Medical School , York Campus – submitted by Faithful + Gould

Also shortlisted:

Outwood Primary Academy, Kirkhamgate – submitted by Triton Construction

Grantley Hall Hotel & Wellness Retreat, Ripon – Submitted by Lucas Lee Limited

Offsite Award (Sponsored by Clarion Solicitors)

Winner: University Hospital of North Tees Energy Centre – submitted by NG Bailey

Also shortlisted:

Keadby 2 SSE Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) Power Station – submitted by Exyte Hargreaves Ltd

People Development (Sponsored by The CIOB)

Winner: M.B.Roche & Sons Ltd

Highly Commended: ENGIE Learning and Development

Also shortlisted:

East Leeds Orbital Route – submitted by Balfour Beatty

Interserve Yorkshire

Hobson & Porter

Project of the Year (Buildings) (Sponsored by Innovation Fire)

Winner: Moxy Hotel, York – submitted by Simpson (York) Ltd

Highly Commended: Leeds Playhouse – submitted by BAM Construction

Also shortlisted:

The OEC Sheffield, Owlerton Events & Conferencing Centre – submitted by Harris CM

The Glass Works Phase 1 – submitted by Henry Boot Construction

University of Sheffield Engineering Heartspace  – submitted by Interserve

Grantley Hall Hotel & Wellness Retreat, Ripon – submitted by Lucas Lee Ltd

ERL Hornsea Redevelopment – submitted by East Riding Yorkshire Council

Project of the Year (Civils) (Sponsored by Gosschalks)

Winner: Anlaby and East Ella Flood Aleviation Scheme- submitted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Highly Commended: Whitby Piers Coast Protection Scheme – Submitted by Royal HaskoningDHV

Also shortlisted:

Humber Bridge Hanger Replacement & Testing – submitted by Spencer Group

East Leeds Orbital Route – submitted by Balfour Beatty

EN:Able Futures CIC and M.B.Roche & Sons Ltd

SME of the Year (Sponsored by YORhub)

Winner: ARC Building Solutions

Also shortlisted:

McLeod + Aitken Ltd

Sustainability (Sponsored by SFS)

Winner: University of Sheffield Heartspace – submitted by Interserve

Value (Sponsored by Knights)

Winner: Hull York Medical School, York Campus – submitted by Interserve

Also shortlisted: ERL Hornsea Redevelopment – submitted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Best of the Best (Sponsored by Yorkshire and Humber Best Practice Club)

Winner: Anlaby and East Ella Flood Aleviation Scheme- submitted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Watch Live! Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2020

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Thursday 22nd October 2020
16:00 to 17:15
Please do join us online for this year’s Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards. There are some fantastic projects being showcased and thirteen trophies up for grabs!
You can watch via the link below – no prior registration is necessary.
As usual we will be asking our online guests to send us their selfies showing us how and where they are watching! Are you going to get dressed up? Going to grab a glass of fizz or maybe you will just make us jealous by showing us the glamorous location you are tuning in from! Selfies to be sent via the hashtag #ceyh2020 – we will show the best ones in the ceremony!
Attending our online event is FREE however we do politely ask that you make a donation to our #CEYH2020 charity appeal in aid of Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice. We would normally raise around £3000+ at our physical ceremony and we would like to get as close to that total if possible. We are currently only 20% of the way there so anything you can give would be much appreciated by our charity.
Donations can be made via our justgiving page.

Finalists Announced! Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2020

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We are delighted to announce the full list of companies and projects who have made the shortlist for the 2020 awards. This year has presented a lot of challenges for individuals and businesses and it has been really great to see our regional industry working hard to keep standards and the level of innovation high.

Once again our judges have had a difficult job choosing our finalists.


All the winners will be revealed at our online awards ceremony at the following time;

Thursday 22nd October 2020, 16:00

Please save the date and joining instructions will be issued shortly.


There is no charge for attending our online awards. HOWEVER we politely ask that you DO make a donation to our #CEYH2020 charity appeal in aid of Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice. Donations can be made via our Just Giving page and there you will find an explanation of why we have chosen to support this charity this year.


As usual we will be asking our online guests to send us their selfies on how and where they are watching! Are you going to get dressed up? Going to grab a glass of fizz or maybe you will just make us jealous by showing us the glamorous location you are tuning in from! As always there will be a prize for the best one!

Selfies to be sent via the hashtag #ceyh2020!


Webinar: The Good, The Clad and the Ugly – Fire Engineering and Fire Safety

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Wednesday 7th October 2020

10:00 to 12:00

Free Webinar

Our next event will be looking at the incredibly important topic of fire safety and will make particular reference to both legal and contractual requirements relating to fire regulations and the proposed changes to these regulations with speakers from Turner and Townsend and Clarion Solicitors.

We will also cover the recommendations from the Hackitt Review and its wider implications on the industry. There will be particular reference to cladding and what contractors need to do with regard to mitigating fire risk (do’s and don’ts) as well as the responsibilities that the respective parties have in relation to cladding that doesn’t comply with the fire regulations.

We will also be hearing from a from Innovation Fire, a fire engineering consultancy, on the practical and technical aspects of planning, designing and delivering fire engineering solutions to meet the function requirements of the Building Regulations – Performance Based vs Prescriptive Approach. The presentation will include a case study of a fire engineered building.


Paul Lane, Director of Fire Consultancy Services, Turner & Townsend
Phil Morrison, Partner and Head of Construction, Clarion Solicitors
Ayyappa Mohan, Fire Engineer, Innovation Fire


Please register your place at this webinar at the booking link below.


A link to join the webinar will be sent to all registered attendees a little closer to the event.


Launching our #CEYH2020 Charity Appeal for Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice

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Every year we use the evening of our Constructing Excellence awards dinner to raise funds for a regional charity. Unfortunately as we are now moving our ceremony online due to COVID19, we have lost the opportunity to collect much needed funds in the room.

We are therefore launching an online campaign with the hope of raising the same, if not more, for this year’s charity, Wheatfields Hospice.

Many charities are suffering at the moment having had their shops closed and traditional fundraising activities curtailed so it is now even more important to support them to keep going. Hospices have had a signficant role to play in the pandemic, providing dignity, care, compassion and bereavement support to families, all while working under some very challenging conditions.

We have our own personal reasons for choosing Wheatfields, please visit our page to hear our story.

To donate, just click on the button above or at the link below. Donations can be made anonymously if you would prefer. Please add gift aid as it doesn’t cost you anything more and will add to the charity’s overall total.

We know that giving to charity is very much a personal decision but if everyone who has ever attended our dinner donated what they would normally do on the evening then we know we could reach our target. Every year we are always blown away by our network’s generosity. We thank you in advance for your support.

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards 2020. An announcement from the team.

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We have been monitoring the situation around COVID19 for the last couple of months with a view to making a decision about our 2020 event. Please watch our video below which details our plans for #CEYH2020.


Closing date extended until Friday 31st July 2020

Ceremony is going virtual! Date/times and joining instructions to follow


Building Project of the Year 2020 (Sponsored by Innovation Fire)

Civil Engineering Project of the Year 2020 (Sponsored by Gosschalks)

Client of the Year 2020 (Sponsored by Addleshaw Goddard)

Conservation & Regeneration 2020 **available to sponsor**

Digital Construction 2020 (Sponsored by Trimble Tekla)

Health, Safety & Wellbeing 2020 **available to sponsor**

Innovation 2020 (Sponsored by Faithful+Gould)

Integration & Collaborative Working 2020 (Sponsored by Turner & Townsend)

Offsite 2020 (Sponsored by Clarion Solicitors)

People Development 2020 (Sponsored by CIOB Yorkshire)

Sustainability 2020 (Sponsored by SFS)

SME of the Year 2020 (Sponsored by YORhub)

Value 2020 (Sponsored by Knights Plc)

Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber Awards 2020 & COVID-19

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We are sure that many of you are closely monitoring the situation around COVID-19 and are no doubt aware of government restrictions currently in place on gatherings and events.

The safety of our guests is paramount and we have therefore taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards.

The awards will now take place on the evening of Wednesday 7th October 2020 (put it in the diary folks!). The timings, venue, theme are all the same as before and all current bookings will be transferred over to the new date.

The CEYH team are absolutely committed to delivering these awards which we know are a highlight for many of our network and an opportunity to shine a spotlight on what our industry does well and reward our hard working teams for delivering these often critical build and infrastructure projects. We feel that by October we hope to be through the worst of the impact and will welcome the opportunity to bring our network together for a celebration of the built environment’s contribution.

If for any reason we are unable to deliver a physical ceremony on the 7th, we will still be doing a full judging process and allocating regional winners so please do keep those entries coming in . We have also decided to extend the entry period to give people sufficient time to complete a submission.

The new deadline for entries will be Tuesday 26th May 2020.



Building Project of the Year 2020 (Sponsored by Innovation Fire)

Civil Engineering Project of the Year 2020   (Sponsored by Gosschalks)

Client of the Year 2020 (Sponsored by Addleshaw Goddard)

Conservation & Regeneration 2020   **available to sponsor**

Digital Construction 2020   (Sponsored by Trimble Tekla)

Health, Safety & Wellbeing 2020   **available to sponsor**

Innovation 2020   (Sponsored by Faithful+Gould)

Integration & Collaborative Working 2020   (Sponsored by Turner & Townsend)

Offsite 2020   (Sponsored by Clarion Solicitors)

People Development 2020   (Sponsored by CIOB Yorkshire)

Sustainability 2020   (Sponsored by SFS)

SME of the Year 2020   (Sponsored by YORhub)

Value 2020   (Sponsored by Shulmans)



Closing Date: Tuesday 26th May 2020

Shortlist Announced: w/c 22nd June 2020

Gala Awards Dinner:  Wednesday 7th October 2020, New Dock, Leeds

Visit our awards pages for further information or download our awards brochure

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