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CITB’s response to the Chancellor’s Spring Statement
Tim Balcon, CITB Chief Executive, said: The inclusion of in-demand construction occupations on the Shortage Occupation List is an important step in bridging the current skills gap identified in CITB's recent Construction Skills Network report, as construction rebounds from the pandemic.
How we’re supporting Scottish Apprentices
It’s Scottish Apprenticeship Week – and our Engagement Director for Scotland Ian Hughes has been busy sharing details of his team’s work with apprentices and employers to get the best skills for Scotland.
CITB’s employer network pilot to offer construction sector specific support
Employers can now receive expert advice and support from sector specific networks, as part of the Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) employer network pilot. As well as the local training networks, selected sectors will also be supported making it even easier to find and fund appropriate construction training.
Helping Onsite T Level students into construction jobs
The CITB and partners (DfE, IFATE, NOCN, Gatsby Foundation and the Association of Colleges (AOC)) are piloting a new way for T Level students to demonstrate full occupational competence once in work.
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.
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.
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.
Demand for construction workers high despite economic uncertainty
Against a backdrop of economic challenge, rising materials and labour costs, new figures from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) reveal that almost 225,000 extra workers will be required to meet UK construction demand by 2027.