2018 was a momentous year in the long history of WJ, with the launch of WJ Group, and major global projects such as Thames Tideway in London and Eglinton Crosstown LRT in Toronto hitting full throttle, therefore as the year drew to a close it was the perfect opportunity for all of our staff to let their hair down and relax.read more
At WJ we are defined by our people, and in order to allow them and the company as a whole to flourish and reach new heights, teamwork and a healthy body and mind are crucial.
WJ have a long established sporting pedigree on all levels with their involvement with Team Frankie’s, who have taken part in the prestigious Tour of Sharjah cycling races, to helping support Eton Manor Rugby Football Club Ladies’ Under 13 team, and WJ’s Middle Eastern Offices have got in on the act by helping to support and encourage all employees to get active!
It started with just two HR staff, who were eager to play badminton for fun and exercise, however this group grew rapidly to include other colleagues who were eager to join in.
Once WJ received an invitation for a local Basketball and Indoor Cricket competition it became a perfect opportunity to encourage more staff on all levels to get in on the act, and with the financial and supportive backing of the management Cricket and Basketball teams were formed.
The sports teams have proven to be very popular with the staff. Payroll Officer Tausif, appointed to the prestigious position of captain of the cricket team, said:
“Being assigned as the Captain of the Cricket Team is somehow a big responsibility which tested and improved my leadership skills. In the team, I always make sure that we practice enthusiasm and positive attitude. Sports really is a key for good communication and teamwork. Personally, I felt like my stamina has increased because of joining these sports. I want to suggest adding more sports in the future like chess, volleyball or bowling.”
Not only does the formation of these sports teams help employees enjoy their spare time, but the bond between players will help improve teamwork within the company, which we can take from the cricket pitch to the construction site. Design Manager Warren believes this will benefit employees and the company as a whole:
“This sports activity that we are having is like a team building. I believe this activity gives our Labourers a feeling of importance. It makes them feel they are really part of WJ”
This feeling was reiterated by Admin Assistant Anu:
“It is creating a good relationship between staffs and Labourers. Playing sports with your colleagues form a Team Spirit”
Head over to the Gallery to see more of our sporting stars in action!
Last week WJ took receipt of a new Soilmec SM14 drilling rig. A welcome addition to WJ’s already extensive fleet of drilling rigs both in the UK and across the world!
Soilmec are internationally renowned and respected suppliers of drilling rigs, who WJ have had a long partnership, and the SM14 is the latest addition to our fleet, a fleet which already contains several trusted and reliable Soilmec drilling rigs!
The SM14 is a compact and versatile tracked rotary drilling rig that allows WJ to continue to provide excellent efficiency and high quality service to all of our customers, allowing us to work in a wide variety of environments from tunnels, shafts and basements to wide open spaces. The rig is fitted with a variety of safety features, including a rig guard cage and radio remote control, to ensure the high levels of health and safety that WJ strive for on all projects can be maintained.
The rig is perfectly designed to work on a wide range of WJ projects, including wellpoint, deepwell and ejector well dewatering system installations, and will be out on site soon where it will be put through the paces by our team of experienced drillers.
For more details on the services WJ offer please visit our Services Page, or contact our head office on 020 8950 7256.read more
UK Update: WJ Groundwater’s Driver Manual
WJ Groundwater has recently produced a freshly redesigned driver manual for all members of our staff complement that uses our fleet as a part of their job role.read more
WJ Groundwater has introduced a new Health & Safety (H&S) initiative across its sites called The WJ CARE Card – Committed Aim to Raise Expectations of our staff and clients.
The objective behind the card is to encourage our staff to keep H&S at the forefront everytime they embark on a new task. The CARE card is available for front line WJ operatives to keep a note of any improvements that can be made to processes in order to avoid accidents – also to be able to increase the effectiveness of existing processes.