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Construction employers receive suite of apprenticeship support resources as industry is urged to rethink recruitment methods

To mark National Apprenticeship Week, a series of apprenticeship toolkits have launched to support construction employers with hiring an apprentice.

Whatever you are building, CITB can help you access funding for training to help grow your business

CITB’s Engagement Advisor for Dorset, Darren Lawrence was excited to be asked to support the training needs of this creative crew at Daniel Jeffries Carpentry!

Construction Skills Fund hubs help 20,000 become site-ready

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is heralding its Construction Skills Fund (CSF) initiative a resounding success after 20,000 people became site-ready after training at its hubs; 6,000 of those from the second phase of the scheme alone. 54% of those who completed training were from groups typically under-represented in construction.

Construction needs to rethink how it attracts its workforce as war for talent hots up

Construction employers are being encouraged to rethink how they attract their workforce as competition for skilled workers gets more intense. The industry faces a tough challenge to meet its recruitment needs in a labour market that is running hot and with new CITB research showing that just two per cent of those outside construction see it as their preferred industry to work in.

Small businesses are at the heart of my plans for the CITB

I was recently asked who I most admire in the construction industry, past or present. My answer, in Construction Management magazine, was the small business owner. To have the initiative and bravery to do something completely on your own, without a safety net, is truly courageous.

Natalie’s “life-changing” drive into construction

When former Care home worker Natalie Visser began health and safety training she never imagined it would lead to a bold career change as part of the Construction Skills Fund (CSF) programme.

Steve Radley, Director of Policy and Strategic Planning, to leave CITB in the spring

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has today announced its Director of Policy and Strategic Planning, Steve Radley, will be leaving the CITB in March 2022.

Vacancies on CITB’s new Levy Strategy Committee

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is inviting senior members of GB’s construction industry and independent experts to work on one of our biggest ambitions – modernising the Levy.

Employers to lead in apprenticeships review for Scotland’s Construction sector

Scottish apprenticeships across the Construction sector are to undergo a full review to meet the current needs of employers, employees and industry. All standards and frameworks across the sector are being reviewed and refreshed through a new employer-led approach to ensure skills and qualifications are fit-for-purpose.

My early reflections on the CITB I lead – Tim Balcon

CITB CEO Tim Balcon reflects on his first two months at the helm and how CITB will continue to support skills, training and meet the future challenges of the construction industry.