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Swiftly gaining skills in every aspect of a trade is what being an apprentice is all about. SkillBuild finalist Marlène Lagnado is a fine example of the benefits of apprenticeships - and the opportunities construction offers.
The largest and longest-running construction skills competition in the UK returned earlier this year. SkillBuild is delivered by CITB in conjunction with WorldSkills UK, and as preparations for the National Finals get underway, we hear from finalist, Oliver Tudor.
One of the biggest challenges facing the construction industry is promoting diversity. Encouraging people of all backgrounds to join industry has been a priority for many years.
Industry input on CITB’s new plant standards and grants will raise everyone’s game writes CITB’s Emily Tilling. The changes, announced in July, come into effect in January 2023 and will have a wide-reaching impact on the construction industry.
I once heard that 80% of carbon emissions created across the world come from businesses. That's a startling statistic. It shows why business and political leaders must be responsible and help make the world a greener, safer place.
Promoting construction careers to school children is a big part of attracting new talent to industry. One way of showing young people construction’s opportunities is by giving existing workers the skills to effectively share their experiences.
To combat climate change, the UK became one of the first countries to commit to becoming net zero. But what is net zero, and what does it mean for construction?
I’d like to start this blog by thanking everyone who has completed their CITB Levy Return. Let’s be honest, paperwork is not an enticing task. However, it is a vitally important one where the Levy is concerned. So, to all those who have met today’s deadline, I appreciate it, as do my colleagues.
Since joining CITB I’ve conversed with stakeholders across the UK on training, skills and investment. I’m pleased to say CITB’s new Business Plan reflects this collaborative work and the views expressed during Consensus ’21.
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (9 to 15 May 2022) CITB is pledging its continuing support to training and understanding.