What does your organisation do? 

Mace is an international consultancy and construction company founded on exceptional people, a commitment to service excellence and a deep rooted entrepreneurial spirit.Having a clear vision helps us to plan for the future achieve our goals. Our vision is to be the industry leader in helping to shape cities and build sustainable communities.

Mace have delivered iconic projects in the UK such as The Shard, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Heathrow Terminal 5, Birmingham New Street and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Current Mace projects include Battersea Power Station, Shard Place, Greenwich Peninsula and Manchester Town Hall.

 

What do you do to offer support to returners back to work, to enable highly qualified and experienced candidates to re-start their career?

Mace are passionate about providing opportunities for people to return to work and pick up their careers where they left off. We have a recruitment process that is designed and structured in a way that allows for everybody to be considered equally but also leaves room for flexible and tailored conversations to account for anybody’s individual circumstances.

One example of Mace’s commitment to helping people back into work is our signing of the Armed Forces Covenant in June 2019. This affirms our stance Armed Forces friendly organisation which very much entails encouraging the employment of former service men and women.

We encourage applications from anybody that shares our values and are passionate about our industry.   

 

How do you create an inclusive workplace?  

Mace have placed a huge emphasis on ensuring that our workplace is as inclusive as possible. The diverse nature of our workforce has led to our employees setting up a number of colleague networks within the company. These networks have been designed to promote and celebrate the role that people from different backgrounds have played in progressing and improving our organisation and industry. These groups include:

  • Mace Pride Network – Supporting and celebrating LGBT+ colleagues at Mace
  • Mace EDIN (Ethnic Diversity & Inclusion Network) – Celebrating BAME colleagues
  • Foundation for your Future programme – Supporting people from hard to reach backgrounds in finding employment both with Mace and within the wider construction industry.
  • Women of the Future – supporting female colleagues at Mace in progressing their careers and encouraging more women to pursue a career in the construction industry.

 

What five top-tips would you give to people applying to your company?

  1. Apply early – Mace open application to Graduate, undergraduate and Apprenticeship programmes in September and make offers on a rolling basis. The earlier you apply, the more roles available and the better your chances of securing a position.

  2. Research Mace as much as possible

  3. Consider your motivations and why you are suited to working in the construction industry is as you can

  4. Try to gain as a full an understanding of the role you are applying for as you can

  5. Do not be put off if you have not studied a construction related subject

Role Models

Name: Georgina Cox
Job Title: MEP Apprentice
Engineering Discipline:  MEP (Mechanical, Electrical & Public Health) Engineer

I went to university with the intention of doing a four year course. I did a year and then realised I was only interested in two out of the five modules – engineering and design – so I decided to go down a different path. I was specifically interested in mechanical and electrical engineering so I did some research and found Mace. I went through the online application process and many interviews later I got the job as a Mechanical, Engineering and Public Health (MEP) Apprentice. It was definitely the right decision.

Name: Robert Tant
Job Title: Construction Manager
Engineering Discipline:  Construction Management

I completed a 12 month industrial placement with Mace working as a trainee construction manager before the final year of my university degree. When I finished my degree, I was offered a place to come back and join Mace on the Graduate programme have been able to develop my skills and progress quickly as a result of the training and opportunities that the graduate programme has given me. The highlight for me has been working on the development of Tottenham Hotspurs new football stadium as a lifelong football fan.