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How CITB will change under my leadership

CITB NEWS … We all know our industry faces significant challenges to deliver its pipeline of work and raise its performance. Crucial to this is attracting, developing and retraining skilled people. This will get harder with an ageing workforce and the likely change in approach to migrant workers as part of Brexit. But we are… Read more »

Sarah Beale appointed CEO of CITB on a permanent basis

CITB NEWS … Sarah Beale has been appointed CEO of CITB on a permanent basis. She was initially named Interim Chief Executive in December 2016, following the resignation of Adrian Belton. The CITB Board decided to make the move permanent this week, with the appointment being approved by the Department for Education. James Wates CBE,… Read more »

New arrangements announced to replace departing CITB director

CITB NEWS … An anticipated expansion of apprenticeship and services work has led to the creation of two new roles at CITB. Head of Apprenticeships Steve Hearty will become Director of Apprenticeships and Standards. Meanwhile Head of Product Management Braden Connolly becomes Director of Products and Services. Steve and Braden’s new positions have been created… Read more »

CITB confirms levy rate ahead of consensus vote

CITB NEWS… The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has confirmed its proposed Levy rate for 2018 – 2020. The proposal is to cut the levy rate from its present 0.5% to 0.35% PAYE, with the subcontractor NET CIS rate staying the same at 1.25%, following CITB’s biggest ever consultation with industry. After receiving approval from… Read more »

New BIM for site managers course launched

CITB NEWS … A new online training course, BIM for Site Managers, has been launched by BRE Academy and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). It aims to equip site managers with a solid grounding in BIM (Building Information Modelling). BIM is rapidly changing the way that people work and collaborate on construction projects. It… Read more »

CITB apprentice leads the way for Team UK

CITB NEWS… CITB’s 2016 apprentice of the year, Joshua Hunter, has been named in Team UK for the upcoming WorldSkills Finals in Abu Dhabi (14 – 19 October). Josh is one of 32 making up the nation’s elite young skilled women and men selected to go for gold against the rest of the world. The… Read more »

CITB to fund over a hundred new on-site training assessors

CITB NEWS… he Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced it will fund a new £600,000 programme to help hundreds of people to become qualified on-site training assessors. The Assessor Infrastructure project is designed to increase the number of on-site training assessors available across Great Britain. This in turn will increase the number of construction… Read more »

CITB Apprenticeships overhauls teaching methods to boost completion rates

CITB NEWS… CITB Apprenticeships is radically changing the way it teaches maths and English across the Great Britain to reduce the number of apprentices who either drop out or fail their courses. Apprentices who have not attained the minimum standards in maths and English whilst in school must undertake additional qualifications in these subjects as… Read more »

Record numbers starting construction apprenticeships

CITB NEWS … Construction apprenticeship starts are at a record high, according to figures released by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) during National Apprenticeship Week (6-10 March). Almost 25,000 people started a construction apprenticeship in 2015/16 across England, Scotland and Wales. This represents a 25% increase in the past two years as apprentice starts… Read more »

Seven jailed following three CITB fraud investigations

CITB NEWS… It’s been a busy winter for the CITB Fraud Team in the fight against illegal activities in the construction industry. Fraud Investigator Ian Sidney has assisted in multiple police cases which have led to prison terms for fraudsters. Here’s the latest. Five jailed for running ‘forgery factory’ Five men were jailed for a… Read more »