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Construction is becoming a career of choice

CITB NEWS … This week at CITB we launched a new report which found that more young people are warming up to the idea of construction careers. Based on a survey of over 1000 young people, 500 parents and 800 careers guidance professionals CITB learned what they think about construction. The overall findings made for welcome reading.… Read more »

Contractors encouraged to open sites for Open Doors 2018

CITB NEWS … The Open Doors’ recently refreshed website is now available for Build UK members to upload their sites which they will be opening around the country as part of Open Doors 2018. Open Doors, which is delivered by Build UK in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) as part of the Inspiring Construction… Read more »

How employers can use work experience to transform construction

CITB NEWS … Anyone who has come into construction through a stint of work experience will tell you that there is no better way to understand construction than being part of it, if only for a little while. No amount of career guidance literature or advice can relay what it’s like to be on site,… Read more »

My five reflections on Digital Construction Week

CITB NEWS… CITB joined technology giants, industry bodies and built environment professionals at Digital Construction Week. Future Skills Manager Ben Lever gives his reflections on the key opportunities and issues facing construction. Digital and manufacturing-led processes present big opportunities for construction. From BIM and offsite construction to advances in AI leading to robot bricklayers and… Read more »

CITB partners with DWP to attract more people into construction

CITB NEWS… A campaign aimed at attracting more people of all ages and backgrounds from across the UK into the sector has been launched this week by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The Build Your Future campaign takes place for two weeks (Monday 9th October –… Read more »

Report shows £17.8m impact of CITB levy payers’ money

CITB NEWS … CITB’s Funding Impact Report highlights clearly how CITB levy payers’ money is being used to increase training, qualifications and promote construction careers. “The Impact of CITB Project Funding” shows the benefits of £17.8m CITB’s Flexible and Structured funding on more than 300 projects in England, Scotland and Wales between September 2015 and… Read more »

CITB revolutionises training for next generation of plant operators

CITB NEWS… The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has made a major investment into revolutionary technology to help train the next generation of plant operators. The £1.2m funding has seen 16 state of the art plant simulators move into CITB’s National Construction College in Bircham Newton, Norfolk. CITB contributed £700,000, with £450,000 of funding coming… Read more »

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 »