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£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 »

CITB shares plans to address homebuilding skills challenges with Minister

CITB NEWS …. Housing Minister Dominic Raab MP met with Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) senior executives in Bircham Newton today to discuss CITB’s Vision 2020 reforms and how they will help build the homes Britain needs. CITB Chief Executive Sarah Beale, together with Policy Director Steve Radley and Industry Relations Director Mark Noonan, presented… Read more »

A plan to meet construction’s biggest challenges

CITB NEWS … CITB’s Business Plan outlines our bold reforming agenda for the next three years. It follows feedback on how we could improve our work made during last year’s Consensus process and the Government’s ITB review. We have listened to the views of Levy-payers, industry and Government and developed a range of ideas and… Read more »

Industry-supported new CITB Training Model launches

CITB NEWS …. A transformative new system to access training and grant from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has been launched today (3 April). The new Training Model and Grants Scheme is a central feature of CITB’s Vision 2020 programme, delivered on time and on budget as the training body becomes more responsive and… Read more »

CITB’s call to industry: make your mark as a Board Member

CITB NEWS …. The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is urging influential industry representatives to apply to become a Trustee of its Board and play a crucial role in helping to determine the future of UK construction. With three CITB Board Trustee vacancies available, the Department for Education is seeking applications from experienced and knowledgeable… Read more »

Iconic One Blackfriars opens doors to launch major construction campaign

CITB NEWS … Open Doors, a campaign which sees the construction industry open live sites and offices offering a unique chance to enjoy behind the scenes access across sites in England, Scotland and Wales, was launched today (Wednesday 28 February). The campaign, which is led by Build UK in partnership with the Construction Industry Training… Read more »

CITB calls on industry to rally around Carillion workers

CITB NEWS … CITB is calling on construction employers to offer opportunities to the hundreds of Carillion workers who lost their jobs following the company’s collapse. A new careers page has been set up on the CITB website, collating job opportunities in each nation and region, to help Carillion staff find new employment. Currently there are over… Read more »

CSN report highlights need for continued collaboration

CITB NEWS … CITB’s Construction Skills Network (CSN) 2018-2022 forecast shows output and employment growth despite recent political and economic upheavals. Here, Chief Executive Sarah Beale shares her thoughts on the collaborative approach needed to keep pace with the demand for skills. The construction sector faced a range of challenges and uncertainties in 2017. Industry… Read more »

CITB forecast: Construction set for growth despite Brexit uncertainty

CITB NEWS … Over 150,000 construction jobs are set to be created over the next five years despite Brexit uncertainty and Carillion’s collapse, a new forecast from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) reveals. Infrastructure and housing best performing sectors Carpenters, process managers and professional staff all in demand Commercial sector could be hit by… Read more »