Evan Smyth, CJK apprentice (centre) beside fellow apprentices and the the Dean of Dublin Institute of Technology, Gerry Farrell. Evan kindly gave some time out of the working day to go back to DIT and speak of his journey through the access to apprenticeship course and his successful transition to working with CJK. The new candidates asked Evan his advice on securing employment after the course had finished. CJK will once again support the course and take two students on work experience.
Week One weigh in results are in with our office Operation Transformation team losing 62.8lbs! To help further lose weight, we are swapping biscuits and chocolate in the canteen for some fruit bowls. Not only will this healthy alternative aid weight loss but it will also help boost energy.
The Gloves are off! 2 CJK heavyweights weigh in for the CJK Operation Transformation challenge. Paul Carberry in the blue headgear is representing the CJK office team and Paul Wong in the black headgear is representing the CJK site team. 18 CJK office staff and 18 CJK site staff (based on the AIB Molesworth St. site) have put themselves forward to weigh in weekly for the next 8 weeks. The office team initial weight was a combined 3267 lbs and the site team was a combined 3567 lbs. There will be a prize for the team that loses the most weight, and CJK have decided to donate €10 for every lb lost to a chosen charity. Let the games begin!! We will keep you posted on our progress.
CJK have successfully installed the first A-VDGS T1 Safedock system in Dublin Airport. This work was carried out in a challenging airside environment and we would like to thank all the team involved including daa, ADBSAFEGATE, TDS, Kilwex Civil, MAC Engineering, Kavanaghs and Network 2000.
CJK are looking for Apprentices, Electricians, Foremen and Office Administrators. Send in your CV to email@example.com
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our clients, staff, suppliers and friends.
Damien Petticrew, our Managing Director took part in a panel discussion on ‘Preventing Mental Ill-Health’ at the CIF’s Safety Summit this week. It is a topic somewhat overlooked by the construction industry, yet Construction workers are 6 times more likely to die from suicide than from a fall from height. This indicates that whilst the industry is doing well with regards to safety, not enough is being done to recognise and promote employee’s health. This year CJK introduced the Employee Assistance Programme to provide an outlet for our employees and their families to talk about issues in confidence without the worry of financial strain. Along with all the advantages of a career in the construction industry, like with any career path there are disadvantages; the idea of ‘community’ in the Construction Industry can be somewhat of a myth as employees move from site to site, many with different crews and almost certainly with multiple different contractors from different companies. On site, unrealistic programs are putting stress on all sectors of the Construction Industry, balancing supply and demand are problematic. Overseas workers have additional problems, loneliness, language barriers, home sickness, working hours, housing and quality of life, all which can have negative effects on someone’s mental health. The panel discussion was a great opportunity to highlight such issues in the industry and get people thinking about how we can resolve these issues and create an environment that’s not just safe for our employees but one that is healthy.
Conor Kearney, Founder of CJK and former Apprentice Electrician explaining the Electrical Apprenticeship programme to interested students at the Coolmine Community School’s Career Fair last night. It was a great opportunity for the company to showcase the benefits of serving your time.
Role: Office Admin
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Working in conjunction with and reporting to the Small Works/ FM Manager
- First point of contact support to customer enquiries
- Experience of liaising with and managing sub-contractors.
- Scheduling periodic maintenance works and small capital projects.
- Preparation of monthly reports detailing maintenance provided.
- Filing personnel details and ongoing maintenance of staff change and training records.
- Act as the primary contact point for all internal and external clients; to respond to and resolve customer requests, enquires and complaints within the relevant service level frameworks.
- Liaise with the facilities team and or suppliers in order to handover, progress, update, resolve and close out customer issues; whilst providing feedback at key stages to all.
- Initiate and track quotations, raise requisitions, place orders for required consumables and services.
- Analysis and filing of contractor invoices.
- General office duties;
- Manage incoming and outgoing calls in a highly professional manner.
- Respond to public enquiries via phone/office visits and follow up/ inform relevant team/ persons promptly.
- Team player with the ability to work on one’s own initiative.
- Excellent computer skills, particularly Excel and Microsoft office programs;
- Excellent attention to detail;
- Excellent telephone manner;
- Ability to interact comfortably with all professional levels;
- Excellent and proven knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point;
- Strong planning and organisational skills;
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- Previous office/admin experience.
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European Vocational Skills Week ran from the 5th to the 9th of November. The week is aimed at promoting apprenticeships and the valuable skills acquired from learning a trade. With this in mind CJK attended the DNWAP Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair in Finglas Youth Resource Centre and Ballymun Civic Office during the week to promote apprenticeships in CJK and show the potential career paths after completing an apprenticeship. There was a great response to CJK’s stand, with a lot of interest from potential applicants and schools interested in hosting a presentation from CJK about the construction industry.
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