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Sarah Beale’s end of year message 2018

CITB NEWS … Hello everyone, As we approach Christmas, I wanted to share my thoughts and reflect on what has been a productive, transformative and challenging year at CITB. CITB’s Vision 2020 programme gathered pace through 2018 and achieved all of the key milestones we had set out for this year. With the introduction of the… Read more »

Cash injection from CITB makes social enterprise more sustainable

CITB News …. At Langloch Farm in Lanark, a small town in bonny central Scotland, there’s a social enterprise that buzzes with positive energy. CCI Scotland is a landscape construction contractor, where 100% of its profits go into their charitable arm, providing a foot in the door to people who want to work in construction,… Read more »

£5m boost from CITB to get hard-to-reach candidates into construction

CITB NEWS…. CITB’s biggest-ever funding opportunity opens today, with a £5 million commission to help under-represented groups into the construction industry. Pathways into Construction will help connect employers with people who traditionally don’t enter construction, including the unemployed, women of all ages and full time learners who study construction but struggle to join the industry. From… Read more »

CITB appoints industry experts to Nation Councils

CITB today announced the new members of its Nation Councils for England, Scotland and Wales. The Councils will play a key role in helping to shape the future of construction across Great Britain and provide strategic advice to the Board to better meet industry’s skills needs. Their formation delivers on a significant call by industry… Read more »

The 14 best things about a construction apprenticeship

CITB NEWS … Hundreds of thousands of students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have today (23 August) been receiving their long-awaited GCSE results and will now be planning their next steps. At CITB we love construction apprenticeships, so we’ve come up with a list of all the very best things about doing one. 1.… Read more »

CITB statement on CPCS scheme

CITB NEWS …. As part of the Vision 2020 programme of reform, CITB is divesting its cards schemes to other suitable providers, including the CPCS scheme. CITB is pleased to share that NOCN has been selected as preferred bidder for the CPCS scheme. If the sale progresses successfully, NOCN are proposing the creation of an… Read more »

CITB appoints Chairs to new Nation Councils

CITB NEWS…. CITB today announce the three new Nation Council Chairs – one each in England, Scotland and Wales. The Councils will play a crucial role in helping to determine the future of GB construction and provide strategic advice to meet our sector skill needs. Seamus Keogh, CEO of Clancy Docwra Ltd, Tony Elliott, Group… Read more »

A twin-track strategy for Brexit-related skills challenges

CITB NEWS…. The date for leaving the European Union is fast approaching. And as the deadline nears, one thing, amidst all the political uncertainty and debate, is for sure – employers are finding it harder to recruit skilled construction workers. CITB’s new research into migrant workers in construction illustrates Brexit’s increasing impact on firms. One in three employers… Read more »

Tradeswomen for Diversity

CITB NEWS…. Diversity makes a difference. A more diverse workforce means there are a variety of perspectives which leads to better decision-making and an increase in productivity. To meet our skills needs and build the homes, roads and hospitals Great Britain requires, we must widen the talent pool and stop fishing from half the pond.… Read more »

£22m fund launched to boost construction skills

CITB NEWS …. A multi-million pound fund to help tackle the construction skills shortage has been launched by the Skills Minister Anne Milton today (18 June). With 158,000 new construction jobs expected to be created in the UK over the next five years, the £22 million Construction Skills Fund will bring training to construction sites – allowing learners… Read more »