Building Futures

Employee Case Study

Name of Employee: Darren Young

From: East Kilbride

Job Role: Senior SHE Advisor

Years with CCG: 5 Years 9 Months


What was your first job?: I worked in Morrison’s supermarket stacking shelves whilst I was at college and University

What lead you to train as a SHE Advisor?: Good career prospects and I liked the idea of being on a variety of sites dealing with various issues

How has CCG helped you in your career development?: I started with CCG as a trainee SHE advisor and the company have put me through various courses which has been vital in ensuring my career development.  My line manager has always been good at providing support and advice when required, particularly when unfamiliar tasks have come up.

How would you describe working at CCG?: Working in the safety department can be challenging when you have to react to or resolve an issue on site or look ahead at future works to ensure a safe method is put in place, but it is also very satisfying when you have resolved an issue

What do you like most about working as a SHE Advisor?: The variety, every day is different.  I look after SHE requirements for various jobs ranging from internal refurbishments to multi-unit new build sites and everything in between.  My job involves travelling to various sites across the country and having to be able to deal with site requirements at the drop of a hat

What have you found the most challenging about your job?: I have had to develop my multitasking skills and my ability to adapt and react to site issues as they happen.  Adapting to different specific requirements for each type of site/client can be challenging at times

What has been your best achievement in your career so far?: Being promoted to Senior SHE Advisor and given more responsibility assisting my line manager with additional requirements

If you could switch your job with anyone in the company, whose job would you want?: My line manager and the Group SHEQ Manager, Andrew Blair

What is your next step in your career?: SHE Manager for one of CCGs subsidiary companies and starting to train in areas of management to expand my skills within the company

What advice do you have for prospective Construction industry candidates?: There are numerous different roles that are required in construction, it’s not a limited field, so think about what you would enjoy the most and do some research in that area.  Be prepared to work hard whatever you decide as it is a fast moving industry.

What facts can you tell us about you outside of work?:

  • I have competed in several novice strongman competitions.
  • I have skied since I was 5.
  • I have a pet Doberman that I re-homed.