It has been a busy and challenging year for DIO. In addition to supporting the government’s wider COVID-19 relief efforts, we continued to deliver on a range of key projects and programmes for our customers and staff throughout the UK and abroad. Let’s look back at some of the year’s main achievements.
United States Visiting Forces Infrastructure Programme
The MOD’s sustainability strategy aims to reduce defence’s contribution to carbon and greenhouse emissions on the defence estate.
In July 2019 we held a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction at RAF Lakenheath and the next phase of the hugely important F-35 programme. With any major construction project there are always challenges to identify and overcome …
This week is National Careers Week and to celebrate I’d like to tell you about how the joint venture between Kier and VolkerFitzpatrick (KVF35) has been working with students at Mildenhall College Academy to help them learn about the different career opportunities available in the construction industry and other related professions.
Today is International Women in Science Day and to celebrate I’d like to tell you about how I’ve used science in my career at DIO.
It’s hard to believe that just over a year ago DIO awarded Kier VolkerFitzpatrick the contract to build facilities for the arrival of US F35s at RAF Lakenheath in 2021.
This week is Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, which aims to inspire individuals to take up a career in engineering. At DIO, engineering provides the opportunity to work on vital projects and infrastructure that ensure the Armed Forces can live, work, train and deploy overseas.
Our specific focus in this blog is on women in construction and focuses on the work taking place at RAF Lakenheath.
From visiting military firing ranges to supporting multi-million pound infrastructure programmes, apprenticeships at DIO can offer a unique insight into the world of Defence.
Construction has begun on the first set of projects to prepare the airbase in Suffolk for the arrival of two new squadrons of US F35s in 2021.