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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our St Alban's team took part in a 178km bike ride over two days from St. Albans to Cambridge and back all in support of Cancer Research UK (CRUK).
We encourage all our staff to value their mental & physical health, to take time to exercise to focus on work/life balance. This not only allowed the team to maintain their physical health, but also gave staff the opportunity to take part in a team building exercise and raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK.
Each year Sisk's training centre and joinery team of apprentices has been making hand crafted toys for children's charities and hospitals in Ireland, the UK and Europe.
This is a Sisk family tradition that has been running for nearly 60 years. Our toy initiative creates an outstanding sense of achievement for our team of apprentices and is a great source of pride for everybody connected with Sisk, including our supply chain partners who also get involved.