Crewit Team Member Takes On 4 Peaks Challenge

Crewit Team Member Takes On 4 Peaks Challenge

Alisha Maher, one of our Business Development Executives in the UK, is taking on a challenge this May to raise money for the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity.

““I couldn’t be happier to take on this challenge and give back to an excellent cause and support a charity that does so much for our Industry and its people” – Alisha Maher


What is involved?

During a grueling 48 hours, Alisha and the other members of the team will ascend the 4 of the highest peaks in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland; Ben Nevis (1,345m), Helvellyn (950m), Snowdon (1,085m) and Carrauntoohil (1,038m).

The challenge is due to begin 12th of May and culminate on the 14th May.

To find out more about the challenge and what is involved, visit the challenge page.

About the charity

The event is organised by and in support of, The Lighthouse Club charity.

” The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity is the only charity that provides emotional, physical and financial wellbeing support to construction workers and their families.”

More can be found on the charity and their cause on their website.

How to support

You can donate online to Alisha’s challenge at the link below:

Achieving Multiple ISO Certifications

Achieving Multiple ISO Certifications

Crewit Resourcing was recently awarded multiple ISO certifications in recognition of their management systems.

The company management systems that we have in place were audited against a range of criteria by Alcumus ISOQAR, a respected UKAS accredited certification body. As a result, we have been awarded three certifications in demonstration of exceeding the guidelines, including ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001.

“Achieving our ISO Standards in not 1, but 3 different categories demonstrates our commitment to going above and beyond for quality and detail. Our clients, candidates and team members can be confident that we are keeping ourselves to a high-standard and that our compliance operation is world-class.”

– Gary O’Keeffe, Chief Executive Officer.

What ISO Certifications Did We Achieve?

Our management system was tested against a range of criteria, leading to the awarding of certification in three standards:

ISO 9001: 2015 – Quality Management System. Proving our commitment to quality in everything that we do.

ISO 14001: 2015 – Environmental Management. Proving our commitment to the environment and a better world for the future in everything that we do.

ISO 45001: 2018 – Occupational Health and Safety. Proving our commitment to our candidates and team members’ safety in everything that we do.

The Auditor from Alcumus ISOQAR had this to say:

“A positive outcome, with no non-conformances raised or significant issues or concerns identified. The Management System has been effectively implemented and discussions confirmed understanding, co mmitment & implementation by the Senior Management. The company’s approach to its Management System provides an overall framework for development of the system, compliance with requirements and process for continuous improvement.”

What are International Standards Organization Standards?

ISO standards are an agreed set of criteria internationally agreed upon by experts. Managed and governed by the International Standards Organisation, certification against these criteria can be achieved by business globally, providing that they meet the standard’s criteria. These standards can be for a range of activities, such as delivering service, caring for the environment or managing people’s data.

For more information on the International Standards Organisation and the standards can be found here.

How can I find out more?

To find out more about the accreditations and quality levels that we hold ourselves accountable to, reach out to one of our industry experts. They’ll demonstrate how our Managed Recruitment Service can ensure your projects are resourced effectively while remaining compliant.


Sanitisation and Ancillary Teams

Sanitisation and Ancillary Teams

Would having on-site nurses check over workers help your sites be operational during the COVID-19 outbreak? Do you want confidence that your sites are sanitised effectively?

We’re seeing a demand for specialist sanitisation and ancillary teams alongside registered nurses to help implement new control measures. We’ve created a range of solutions to enable your business to remain safe to work in and remain operational.

Specialist Sanitisation Teams

Supplying small/large teams of specialist sanitisation staff on-demand to keep your site clean (with/without PTS or CSCS certifications).

Nurses To Health Check Teams

Registered nurses available for on-site health checks can be supplied for your current team, or with a quality team of staff.

On-Site Sanitisation Training

On-site training for your team on how to keep themselves and your work site protected, delivered by registered nurses.

To help your site stay safe, prepared and operational, get in touch now

Working For Crewit Resourcing- On Site With Nicolae Soare

Working For Crewit Resourcing- On Site With Nicolae Soare

Originally from Romania, Nicolae Soare has been living in London for the last 13 years. Prior to coming to the UK, he lived in Spain, working as a Dozer Driver for two years.

“Crewit Resourcing has always supported me throughout my professional development by giving me the chance to become competent in many areas.”

In his time with Crewit Resourcing, he’s developed from a Controller of Site Safety through to a Site Manager, with a variety of roles and competencies in between! As well as his continual work-, he’s in his final year at the University of Derby on track to graduate with a BSc in Civil Engineering.

We caught up with Nicolae on a site he was managing (completing a successful project over Christmas).

Nicolae Soare Headshot

What were you doing before you found Crewit Resourcing?

I was working for another company as a Controller of Site Safety (COSS), Ganger and Machine Operator.

How did you come across us?

Some friends who were working for Crewit Resourcing recommended the company as being an excellent one.

What made you chose us?

At that time, Crewit Resourcing was quite new in the market and I was looking for a change. I liked the idea of working for a growing company that was offering me the opportunity to grow alongside. I met the team and got along really well with them.

What did you first start working for us as?

My first job at Crewit Resourcing was as a 360 Operator.

And where are you now?

Crewit Resourcing has opened me up to various roles including Controller Of Site Safety, Crane Controller, Machine Controller, High Voltage Competent, Protection Controller, Supervisor and Safe Work Leader.

I’ve now progressed to working on a longer-term project as a Site Manager.

How have we exceeded your expectations while working with us?

Crewit Resourcing has always supported me throughout my professional development by giving me the chance to become competent in many areas, which reflects in the jobs I mentioned above. I also enjoyed being given more and more responsibility and the fact that they entrusted complex tasks to my abilities flourished my confidence.

I always displayed an engaging attitude, which I also think was helpful. In other words, Crewit Resourcing provided the best working environment that enabled me to get to this stage I didn’t even envision when I started.

How have we helped you develop your career?

By always requesting me to attend training courses and becoming qualified in many jobs, and more importantly, the fact that the expectations were set to a high standard motivated me to do my best.

Would you recommend us to a similar candidate looking for work?

Definitely. If I were to go back in time 8 years ago, I will undoubtedly make the same choice.

Interested in developing your Rail Construction career like Nicolae? Quick Register with us now.

Our Response To Coronavirus(COVID-19) - Gary O’Keeffe, Managing Director

Our Response To Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Gary O’Keeffe, Managing Director

Gary O'Keeffe Headshot

Gary O’Keeffe, Managing Director

As the UK and Ireland react to the new illness COVID-19 caused by Coronavirus, businesses and organisations are publishing measures that they are putting in place to protect their workforce and sustain their businesses.

We would like to reassure you that Crewit Resourcing is taking the situation seriously, and have been monitoring the situation for some time. Alongside our clients, we are putting in place measures to keep our workers safe and projects operational.

We’d like to make all candidates and clients aware of the following precautions we are taking. These include:

  • Reminding workers and site managers of the NHS advice regarding COVID-19 and coronavirus.
  • Alongside safety, our priority is to provide continuous work for our workforce. Therefore, we’ll be supporting clients’ as they do everything possible to keep projects operational and safe for work.
  • Our Crewit Resourcing UK and Crewit Resourcing Ireland teams will be working from home for the foreseeable future; however, our phone lines will remain open as usual.

NHS Advice

We are reminding workers to be aware of the NHS advice for avoiding catching and spreading coronavirus. This includes:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds.
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work.
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus.
  • Only travel on public transport if you need to.
  • Avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas.
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.
  • Do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family.

Phone Lines

Our Crewit Resourcing UK and Crewit Resourcing Ireland teams will be working from home for the foreseeable future; however, our phone lines will remain open as usual.

Crewit Resourcing is committed to building quality teams. Teams that react positively to unexpected challenges. Teams that remain resilient during difficult times. Teams that return stronger than before. Together with our clients, workers and stakeholders, we are a team that

If you need to reach us, you can call us +44 203 368 8531 (UK) +353 1 90 20 688 (IRE), or via our contact us page.

Gary O’Keeffe, 

Managing Director, Crewit Resourcing

Budget 2020- Highlights for Rail & Construction industries and employers

Yesterday, the Chancellor announced his Budget for 2020 amid the growing COVID-19 crisis.

‘If the country needs it we will build it’ says Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

Rishi Sunak, presenting his first budget in front of the House of Commons, announced a range of spending plans signaling growth for the Rail & Construction sectors.

Key highlights from the Chancellor’s budget include:

  • More than £600 billion in the budget earmarked for spending on roads, railways, broadband and housing by mid-2025.
  • Over £44 billion for transport and £32 billion for housing and environment in the budget for this coming year.
  • Rail industry is exempt as the Government plans to abolish the annual tax relief on red diesel by 2022.

For Rail and Construction Industries

Getting into the finer details of the Budget 2020- West Yorkshire has been allocated a deal that includes more than £1.8 billion in investment to ‘Drive up living standards’. Transport is included in this strategy. Midlands Connect’s Midlands Rail Hub has been awarded an additional £20 million for the project.

Approaching 3 years after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, £1 billion has been allocated to a ‘safety fund’ to remove combustible cladding from buildings above 59ft tall.

A £2.5 billion package is due to be spent on fixing the potholes crisis. Aiming to fix 10 million potholes per year, councils said they welcomed the plans as they are currently fixing a pothole every 17 seconds.

For Employers and Workers

Concerns for the self-employed as the COVID-19 outbreak is seeing more of the population advised to self-isolate has put pressure on the government to include this in the Budget. They’ve announced a £500m boost for self-employed workers that are hit by the Coronavirus. This entitles those who are self-employed, to claim Employment and Support Allowance from day one, as opposed to day eight.

Statutory Sick Pay is to be extended for all those that are advised to self-isolate (providing they are eligible). To support employers, they will meet the cost for businesses that have less than 250 employees, for 14 days.

To support cashflow through the COVID-19 outbreak, a temporary coronavirus business interruption loan will be available of up to £1.2 million. British Business Bank will offer the scheme, which will guarantee 80% of the value of the loan to lenders backed by the Government with no-charge.

Subject to economic conditions, the National Living Wage is set to rise to £10.50ph by 2024, and the National Insurance threshold from £8,362 to £9,500. This comes as both the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage are due for an increase in 3 weeks (see below image).

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates

Will the announcements affect your business?

Working For Crewit Resourcing- On Site With Selous Nicolle

Working For Crewit Resourcing- On Site With Selous Nicolle

When you think of part-time work during University, you probably picture bartending, retail or handing out leaflets for the student nightclub!

Student Selous Nicolle is different, choosing to spend his working time on the railway.

Students working as a labourer in rail construction could potentially earn 2x more than the national minimum wage.

He studies property development at Oxford Brookes University. Working in rail construction ties in nicely his interest in construction and after he graduates, is looking to develop a career in the industry. We caught up with Selous to ask him about his experience in balancing both worlds.

Selous Nicolle Headshot

What were you doing before you found Crewit Resourcing?

Before starting at Crewit Resourcing I was at school, unsure of what I wanted to progress into following my studies.

How did you come across us?

I came across Crewit Resourcing through one of the employees working there; Grant Oliver who is a fellow South African, and he mentioned how he supported himself whilst at university through working on the rail. Following from his lead I started looking at options for doing the same and got my PTS which allowed me to start on the rail thanks to Crewit Resourcing being my sponsor.

What made you choose us?

I chose Crewit Resourcing as they created the opportunity for me and supported me through my progression and training on the rail.

What was your role when you began your journey?

I first started working as a labourer but worked my way up picking up new skills along the ways, such as small tools and electrical track maintenance. This allowed me to take on more challenging jobs on the railway, and has led me to work with a range of companies with Crewit Resourcing and opened up my options in the Construction industry.

How have we exceeded your expectations while working with us?

Crewit Resourcing has far exceeded my expectations in terms of training and growth in the industry. It has also instilled in me a hard work ethic and has developed my skills through teamwork and good leadership. The fellow workers have been fantastic in passing on skills and teaching me a range of new knowledge and overall have helped me to pursue my interest in construction and development.

Would you recommend us to other university students looking for work?

I would recommend, and have already recommended Crewit Resourcing to university students looking for work, a few of which are particularly interested in starting on the rail. It is a fantastic opportunity for students as most of the work is over holiday periods and weekends and can give you invaluable experience in the construction industry for when they come out of university. As well as developing a range of skills applicable to further careers.

I enjoy working for Crewit Resourcing and hope to continue my progression on the railway and construction industry.

If you’re a university student looking to work in rail, quick register with us and we’ll be in touch.