• John Turner Construction supports Project RECCE

John Turner Construction supports Project RECCE

Project RECCE works alongside armed forces charities and within the armed forces community, to deliver sector specific training, health and safety qualifications, networking skills, mock interviews and mental health awareness to ex-military personnel.

The project offers two week training courses which provide all of the insight and awareness a service leaver needs in order to commence a career in construction. The courses culminate with mock interviews and opportunities to network with potential employers.

Nigel Sharp, Operations Director and Emma Robinson, HR Manager at John Turner Construction joined a panel of eight employers in a one hour zoom session to conduct the mock interviews.

The purpose of the interviews was to allow the project’s students to try out a newly learned elevator pitch and presentation skills.

Many of the ex-forces students had not had an interview for many years and the aim was to boost confidence, receive constructive feedback and advice on gaining entry to roles into construction.

Nigel was able to provide examples of how ex-military personnel had been successful within John Turner Construction, particularly in health and safety. He talked about how the military’s discipline had reaped benefits for John Turner Construction in the achievement of 10 gold RoSPA awards between 2005 and 2014 when the Company’s SHEQ Manager at that time was an ex-Royal Engineer.

John Turner Construction now hopes to forge links with Project RECCE students by offering mentoring support and will continue to be involved with the project by committing to further events.

Our client’s responses

” John Turner has won a number of tenders at Edge Hill University and has been consistently successful in completing high quality projects, on programme and on budget. “

” I would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to your entire team who were responsible for delivering such a successful project. We would especially like to recognise the dedication and commitment your team gave the project which was completed with minimal disruption to our hospital functions. ”

” The project has been a real success and this is due to the professional and well organised manner in which John Turner’s staff conducted themselves. There was excellent communication with a priority for safeguarding the pupils and staff at all times. “

” It is extremely refreshing to know that the enthusiasm, professionalism, dedication and humour is still available in the right proportions to make things happen in the construction industry. What is most pleasing is that at all times, the requirements of the Client and Church of England Pensions Boards as the end-user was paramount. Collectively, we have achieved completion on time, a building within budget and in some areas exceeded the client’s expectations. “

” Just a line to express my thanks and appreciation of your sterling efforts to secure the completion of this project within the agreed programme. I am impressed by both the attitude and approach of your organisation. Thanks once again on behalf of my colleagues and the clinical staff with whom you developed a true spirit of co-operation under difficult circumstances. “



15 +

Years RoSPA Accredited

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Directly Employed Trade Operatives