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Our people

Working with us

John Sisk & Son has a proud record of leadership in the construction industry. For 160 years our name has been synonymous with excellence and high quality work.

Inside Sisk

Inside Sisk is a brand-new podcast series where we meet the people behind our projects.

These people have many skills but one goal: to create exceptional places that leave a lasting legacy. We will hear what drives them, what fulfils them, what it means to be a part of the Sisk family. Their own stories, in their own words.

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Cork Evening Echo

Profile interview

"My role is no different to the other site engineers and we get offered the same opportunities."

Caoimhe Marley
site engineer

I Am Here

As part of our commitment to the mental health & wellbeing of our staff and honouring the Sisk values of Care, Integrity and Excellence we launched our pioneering mental health programme ‘I Am Here’ in 2019.

Over the last number of years Sisk have been working hard to move beyond mental health awareness. It is well recognised that one of the biggest challenges facing the construction sector in the modern era is mental health.

Compassionate connection and conversation are at the heart of ‘I Am Here’. The courage, confidence and skills to have these conversations are achieved through a continual learning and support programme, empowering people to signpost existing help and support services to those in need. 

Team building and social events

John Sisk & Son realises the importance of work-life balance. As a family business Sisk want to create a work environment in which all staff can achieve this.

We give staff the opportunity to participate in a range of sports and social events throughout the year, including, Run a Muck, Grant Thornton 5K run, Three Peaks Challenge and Dragon at the Docks.

The highlight of the event calendar for many is the Sisk staff family BBQ held in June each year. This gives staff the opportunity to come along with their families to a BBQ with fun and games for both children and adults alike. 

Our Building Gender Balance Network celebrates the diversity of our staff

Building Gender Balance Network

The purpose of this employee-driven network is to provide another platform in the business for our people to grow their networks across different business areas and functions, build new skills, and champion our agenda on gender equality.

Our goal is to create an environment where inclusion is part of the fabric of our business. We recognise that our proposed actions on levelling the playing field will only succeed with the right culture along with support from our senior leadership, the commitment of our Diversity and Inclusion action team and clearly defined targets.

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We established our diversity and inclusion action team with the stated mission of fostering an inclusive environment, to ensure each person can reach their full potential and that everyone is valued for their unique contribution.

We believe in appointing the best candidate to the job, regardless of gender or any other factors. We will actively seek out opportunities to attract more females into our sector and into Sisk to create an improved gender balance.

We aim to have greater female participation in future graduate programme intakes. This is an ambitious goal, and we will work with local schools and colleges to encourage female participation in STEM subjects and to promote our sector to future students.

Building Gender Balance Network event

Aoife Gormally, site foreman

"I have never been treated any differently with Sisk. I’ve met an awful lot of nice people and I’ve never been made feel that I shouldn’t be here or that it is a man’s world."

Aoife Gormally
site foreman, Sisk

Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential

Work, Rest and Play - Strasbourg


"The pace is fast, resources are finite. You work to make sure everyone leaves for the day safe and healthy, and you have a few laughs with some amazing people along the way.”

Anthony O'Donovan
Contracts Manager

"I have never felt that just because the industry is male dominated that I couldn’t somehow join it and become an influential part of it. This is the mentality that I would encourage other females to adopt."

Hannah Ward
Health & Safety Advisor

Hannah Ward, Health & Safety Advisor

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