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Apprentices talk to podcast about their experiences for National Apprenticeship Week
To celebrate this year’s National Apprenticeship Week, we’ve teamed up with the Construction Talk podcast to bring you apprentices’ experiences and some industry insights from our Engagement Director for Wales, Julia Stevens.
Apprenticeships: the heart of addressing skills demand
I’m a big fan of apprenticeships. Earning while learning is a great way to start working life. I know because when I became an apprentice gas service engineer in the early 1980s it changed my life.
SkillBuild returns, as huge demand for construction skills remains
The largest and longest-running construction skills competition in the UK returns, with registration now open for SkillBuild 2023.
Enabling the enablers: Using CITB funding for specialist training
From upskilling staff to attracting new recruits and increasing the services they offer, the team at Sanctus have enjoyed a wealth of benefits as a result of applying to CITB’s Skills and Training Fund.
Free funding for small businesses? “It just makes sense”
Small and medium sized businesses across the construction industry are feeling the pressure of rising costs. And that’s why, to cover much-needed training and certificate updates for site staff, SIAD Group worked with their CITB adviser to put in a funding application to support their annual training budget.
Welcoming apprentices: Combining grants and free funding to face the future
As a family-run company with 45 years of successful trading under its belt, Hawkins Group is in a position to give something back. This year, thanks to financial support from the CITB, the company has been able to employ and develop six apprenticeships to help tackle the skills gap within the construction industry.
FE colleges join forces with CITB to improve provision and support across construction sector
ColegauCymru on behalf of member colleges has today signed an Agreement with Construction Industry Training Board, CITB, in a move to support the provision of construction qualifications and support for learners, apprentices and employers across Wales.
CITB joins search for UK’s best plant operator
Are you Britain’s best bulldozer driver? A world-class wheel loader operator? The search is on for Operator of the Year, with £10,000 in prize money up for grabs in a dedicated all-day festival of construction.
Change to CITB Executive Leadership Team Announced
Jackie Ducker, Executive Director for Customer and Product Director at CITB, is set to leave the organisation later in the year for a new Chief Customer Officer role in NHS Property Services. Jackie has worked for CITB since July 2021.
New construction skills forecast reflects turbulent times
2022 was a tough year. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was arguably the biggest conflict since World War Two. Meanwhile at home, rising inflation, interest rates, and a cost-of-living crisis took hold. The global and domestic upheaval impacted many industries including construction, one of the UK’s biggest growth drivers. This turbulence is reflected in our new Construction Skills Network (CSN) report.