At D-Drill and Sawing, we are aware that our actions can have a direct impact on communities and the economy – whether they are local, national or global. We want those actions to be positive ones.
Committed to the continual development of the D-Drill and Sawing workforce for a positive impact on local communities
Providing training, education and employment not only benefits the individual but the community they live in. So, we are committed to our local workforce throughout the UK, offering continual professional development training and apprenticeships. Over 75% of our team have been through our apprenticeship programme (including our Managing Director and members of our senior management team) offering career progression and job stability with a well-established company.
But it’s bigger than that…
Proactively shaping apprenticeships and employment within the construction industry with a global reach
We also aim to make a wider impact, thanks to our Managing Director, Julie White, who is helping to shape the apprenticeship scheme for the construction industry in general, creating a skilled workforce, transforming the fortunes of individuals and their communities and ensuring the UK continues to produce innovative and talented individuals with a global reach.
Julie has had proactive roles on the boards of the Construction Industry Training Boards (CITB), the International Association of Concrete Drillers and Sawers, the Prime Minister’s Business Council as well as the Chair of The Diamond Drilling and Sawing Association (DSA) and is the current Chair of Build UK.
However, at D-Drill we know that it’s not just about the big things…
Our ‘small’ actions make a big difference
Who knew the power of a ring pull? We do at D-Drill. We save ours (and there’s a lot of them!) and give them to Purple Community Fund, a charity in the Philippines, where local people turn them into bags and jewellery providing job opportunities and supporting the local economy. Or sending our old pens to Ryman to convert into charity donations and recycling empty medicine blister packs thanks to Superdrug to cut down on waste. Or gathering up our pre-loved clothes and dropping them into our Air Ambulance Clothing Bank in the D-Drill Carpark.
Closer to home, Julie is working with Coventry College to develop their construction curriculum. She also sits on the board of directors of Belgrade Theatre Enterprises Ltd, advising on their commercial activities which help to raise funds for the Belgrade Theatre charity.
From grass roots to global, at D-Drill and Sawing we are committed to our social and economic impact, aiming to make a difference to other lives, whether in the construction industry or a wider community in general.