A Reflection on the Royal Wedding & Spare a Thought
The most Reverend Bishop Michael Curry made the headlines in May after his ‘very American’ speech at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. And what a day the Royal Couple had with Mother Nature even providing them with glorious sunshine. Here at Multitech, our Great British Traditional Celebrations were enjoyed by all who attended and took part in the fun-filled shenanigans.
The May Bank Holiday smashed previous records in the UK with temperatures reaching 28°C but was of course followed by days of heavy rain and thunderstorms during which a lightning strike rendered the aircraft fuelling system unavailable at London Stansted Airport…one of 60,000 lightning strikes in 24 hours according to the Met Office!
At Multitech a steady stream of enquiries continued through May into June, resulting in a very healthy order book. And whilst we can’t be specific, after months of hard work we are extremely pleased to have been officially contracted for a very high-profile rail project!
We are now OPEN for new applications to the Multitech Electrical Training Program. Becoming an Electrician at Multitech is easier than you think. This opportunity is ideal for someone with one to two years of work experience (not necessarily electrical) or who is part-way through a training or enrolled on a college course.
Initial training will take place in Great Dunmow, Essex so living within an easy commute is advisable. On successful completion of our program, you will be offered a full-time PAYE job as an electrician for Multitech Site Services.
If you know of anyone who this opportunity may suit, please ask them to visit: www.temporary-electrics.co.uk/becoming-an-electrician/
Spare a Thought
14th – 20th May was Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK, and from 11th – 15th June will be Infant Mental Health Awareness Week. With these events in mind, we ask you to spare a thought for your family, friends and colleagues and ask yourself, “could they be struggling?”
Depression can often not be apparent and hides within people you might perceive to be ‘absolutely fine’ or who ‘shouldn’t have a worry in the world’…sadly this perception can sometimes be incorrect. The suicide of famous Actor and Comedian Robin Williams came as a shock to many; “Who’d have thought..?”
Building sites are by nature a very masculine, macho environment which is not necessarily conducive to discussing worries and anxieties with colleagues. If you work out on site, why not start to change the trend…ask a colleague how they are today.
And look out especially for young people; the pressures they face today from education, media, the need to earn and life, in general, can all be causes of anxiety and depression.
If you’re suffering…talk in confidence to your employer; they may be able to provide you with access to support, counselling or an occupational health therapist.
If you sense someone is struggling, help and support them as best you can. We are not all good listeners or in a position to counsel, which is why organisations exist that specialise in providing help. An excellent resource for telephone numbers to call can be found at www.mind.org.uk
And of course, whatever you're going through, you can call the Samaritans for free at any time, from any phone, by dialling: 116 123.
Staff raised money for the Multitech chosen charities during May with events being organised around the Royal Wedding. To find out more about our charitable and community work, please visit: www.temporary-electrics.co.uk/community/
With the World Cup starting on 14th June and newspapers reporting that the UK is in for a scorching hot summer, let’s embrace the sunny days ahead, enjoy the football and say a final goodbye to what was a very long, grey and cold winter, and let’s getting booking our holidays - not all at once though! And who knows, maybe England will win the World Cup!?