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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 »

CITB statement on Carillion

CITB NEWS … The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is sad to see Carillion cease trading because it will have a huge impact on the company’s thousands of employees and their families. It is with these workers and the wider industry in mind that CITB is taking steps to secure the future of the 1400… Read more »

How should we teach sustainable construction?

CITB NEWS …. The training infrastructure that supports construction needs to adjust to meet its sustainability agenda. Industry has pledged to halve built environment emissions by 2025 while the government’s Clean Growth Strategy cements the idea that realising climate change commitments presents huge opportunities for economic growth. Building high quality, low energy assets at scale, and driving… Read more »

CITB shares bold new plans for future

CITB NEWS … The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has today revealed its bold new strategy and proposals for its future offer – Vision 2020: The Future CITB. These will create the strategic, forward-looking and agile skills body that the industry is seeking. Plans to modernise and reinvigorate CITB follow the Government’s ITB Review and the… Read more »