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Support tradespeople, Micro Businesses and social enterprises into work on construction projects.

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Work Radar acts as an intermediary, introducing local businesses and tradespeople looking for work in the construction sector to your supply chain partners.

The Work Radar charter

Work Radar Partners agree to:

  • Upload work packages on all new projects in the UK
  • Support local Tradespeople, Micro Businesses and Social Enterprises into work
  • Connect with their supply chain and encourage their use of Work Radar
  • Encourage local employment and address the skills shortage
  • Continue the commitment to equality and fairness in employment
  • Never charge a work-finding fee
  • Pay a living wage
  • Continue to stand against modern slavery

To become a Work Radar Partner, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. You are a Client, Main Contractor or Framework Operator
  2. Operating in the UK / Ireland
  3. Managing construction or development projects
  4. You wish to support Micro Businesses / Social Enterprises & Tradespeople

At Morgan Sindall, we are committed to increasing the diversity of our supply chain and helping communities improve their resilience in these challenging times.

As the founding member of the Work Radar scheme, we see it as a refreshing and engaging way of helping tradespeople gain work on projects local to them. Many of these tradespeople have been disadvantaged by recent events, and we are now deploying Work Radar across our projects to help them to gain employment.

Recent strains on construction sites have affected supply chains across the industry and we are pleased to be the front runners by working alongside Work Radar in getting Tradespeople, Micro Businesses and Social Enterprises back into work and onto our sites.

Gavin Jamieson, Head of Supply Chain, Morgan Sindall

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Ensuring our workforce is agile and importantly can meet the needs of employers is vital to our pandemic recovery, so it's great to see Morgan Sindall Construction and Local Supply Chain come together to provide an effective route into construction.

By providing integrated support in local communities, much like we’re doing across our nationwide network of jobcentres, we're helping people get into key sectors and find new employment allowing us to build back better and stronger.

Mims Davies, Minister for Employment

Silver Membership

Unlimited access to Tradespeople, Micro Business and Social Enterprise Frameworks

Annual Fee - £1,000

Price per project- £495

Gold Membership

Inclusion in the innovation and development of the Work Radar scheme

Annual Fee - £3,000

Price per project- £495

This platform addresses some of the key social value areas in the industry, such as skill shortages, unemployment, diversity, local work opportunities, modern slavery, living wage and reducing embodied carbon.

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To become a Work Radar partner, register your interest and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss the options.

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Engage local businesses

Engage local businesses

Use our network to find Micro Businesses & Social Enterprises for your projects, and quickly engage them on your schemes

Support Tradespeople

Help skilled tradespeople gain work by connecting them to your successful supply chain partners

Support Tradespeople
Deliver social value

Deliver social value

Boost the economy and drive value into the heart of our communities, by helping local people & businesses to find and secure work.

Nationwide scheme

Work Radar is a National scheme supported by many leading organisations. Join now to become involved.

Nationwide scheme

Testimonials

Although we're already well established in our local area, we joined the Work Radar scheme to help boost our profile to main contractors for large commercial projects. Registration was easy and the dashboard automatically alerts us of all upcoming opportunities matching our skill set and trade.

Sam Bagworth, Director, SS Electrical Solutions Ltd

Due to covid-19 and recently being laid off from my previous employer I was looking for new ways of seeking construction work on larger projects I came across the Local Supply Chain website and noticed that they have introduced a new service called 'Work Radar' a scheme that connects a 'Trades Person' like myself to local businesses for local projects The service is free, will help me promote my skill sets and could gain me more work. The registration process is very quick and easy, I would recommend that anyone searching for work register.

Grant Walters - Skilled Tradesperson

As a Social Enterprise having access to Work Radar is a fantastic tool for us here. We sometimes miss opportunities on projects as we do not find out about them until the trade we offer has been procured. Having a platform which sends various forms of notifications to us, in a very simple easy to use format, makes our lives that bit easier! I have found the site to be very straight forward and user friendly, and when I had a couple of questions about using the site, the support team responded very quickly indeed. Work Radar is a great way for companies to find local trades people/companies, as well as Social Enterprises in one place – great idea for those selling and buying (not see a platform that works so well for both before!).

Michelle York - Social Enterprise - Nuneaton Signs Ltd

Local Supply Chain is a very user-friendly Subcontractor platform. Easy access to work opportunities with your current customers and the option to work with new as well. It’s also easy for Main Contractors to look on one platform and see your company is accredited by LSC and other accreditation's you hold, All your company details from financial to geographical working areas, super easy for us the end user to select which contracts we’d like to be involved with from the off. We’ve been with LSC for 4 years renewing for our 5th because of the points above and many more.

Emma O'Brien - Gilvar Lining Ltd

The nature of my trade often means my work takes me all over the UK. By joining Work Radar, I can view projects within a forty-mile radius of a location I choose and find work more locally to me. I can then decide which projects I wish to register my interest to work on, finding projects from Main Contractors I may not have been aware of previously.

Joe Tinsley- Skilled Tradesperson

As the council's economic growth and regeneration company, InvestSK welcomes the launch of Work Radar as a new supply chain tool to help drive recovery of the construction sector in South Kesteven. It's a great way of connecting local firms with new contracts, and putting skilled tradespeople in front of new employment opportunities.

Jon Hinde, Head of Economy & Skills at InvestSK

Tradespeople

A skilled tradesperson who is looking for work

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Micro Business

A small business with less than 10 employees

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Social Enterprise

A non-for-profit organisation supporting the community

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Members

Subcontractors and supply chain partners looking for skilled people

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Frequently asked questions:

  1. What is Work Radar?

    Work Radar is a scheme created to help Tradespeople, Micro Businesses and Social Enterprises find and gain work on construction projects in their chosen location.

  2. How do I create an account?

    Visit the relevant section (Tradesperson, Micro Business or Social Enterprise) of the Work Radar website and click on the ‘Register Now' icon. This will take you through to our registration page where you can create your account.

  3. How does it work?

    Members and partners join the Work Radar scheme and post details of projects and available work. Users are then able to view projects based on the skills listed on their account and register interest in working on them.

  4. Is it free?

    Yes. Work Radar is free for users to join and no fees are taken from any won work.

  5. Do I need a CSCS card?

    Yes, if you will be attending a constuction site. As with all construction sites, workers are required to have a CSCS card. Further information on obtaining a CSCS card can be found on the Construction Skills Certification Scheme website: https://www.cscs.uk.com/frequently-asked-questions/how-do-i-apply-for-a-cscs-card/

  6. How will Work Radar use my information?

    Work Radar will only share your information with members and partners of the scheme in order to help users win work.

  7. Who's supporting Work Radar?

    Work Radar is supported by both private and public sector bodies. Initially, the scheme was launched with heavy support from Morgan Sindall who remain huge advocates of the Work Radar platform.

  8. Who's the scheme for?

    The Work Radar Scheme is for any skilled Tradesperson, Micro Business or Social Enterprise seeking construction work opportunities.

  9. Is Work Radar a recruitment agency?

    No. Work Radar is not a recruitment agency. We don't take any fees or manage any contracts or payments. Work Radar is a scheme designed to create partnerships between workers and projects to help them back into work.

  10. What happens when I secure work?

    When you win any work through the Work Radar platform, your details will be sent to the contractor for them to contact you directly to discuss the next steps of engagement. You are then able to pause your account (if you wish) and reactivate it when you're seeking work again.

  11. How will I be paid?

    Payment terms will be agreed between the worker and the contractor outside of the Work Radar platform.

  12. Do I have to join the scheme?

    No. Joining the Work Radar scheme is voluntary but the scheme is designed to link people and businesses to projects they may otherwise not have been aware of.

  13. Will everyone on the service secure work?

    Work Radar is designed to aid people and businesses in their search for work, we cannot make any guarantees regarding the volume of work any user may receive through the platform.

  14. Who runs Work Radar?

    Work Radar has been created and is run by Local Supply Chain (LSC). More information on LSC can be found here: https://www.localsupplychain.co.uk/

How does it work?

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Partners post details of project and contract awards to Work Radar

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You receive alerts with relevant local work opportunities

3

You express an interest in the opportunity

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