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Employers urged to join and help shape Skills Bootcamps for construction

Employers in the construction sector are being urged to get involved in Skills Bootcamps in their region and to help shape the training delivered.

Construction skills competition finals to be hosted at Milton Keynes arena

Colleges across the UK are preparing to host the largest and longest-running construction skills competition, as approximately 1,000 students will compete in the SkillBuild 2023 regional qualifiers this year.

CITB welcomes CLC's new Construction Skills Plan

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) today (20 April) published its Skills Plan for 2023 to support the net zero challenge and get young people into high-skilled, well-paid jobs. The Skills Plan is a cross industry collaboration.

Trade taster sessions build pupils’ interests in construction careers

Pupils from two Cornwall schools have teamed up with the Construction Industry Training Board and local business RG Kellow Ltd to try their hand at a range of building trades.

Business Plan puts employers in the driving seat with innovative new fund

Focusing on three core priorities, CITB published its Business Plan today (11 April), announcing it will be investing over £250m across Britain to support construction.

Groundworks Appreciation Week: Celebrating the unsung heroes of construction

They’re usually the first and last on site – but groundworkers remain the unsung heroes of the construction industry. So the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has teamed up with training provider AccXel for Groundworks Appreciation Week, from 27 March.

Construction workers unite to improve fire safety

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is calling on all construction workers to help improve fire safety across the industry. Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017 and subsequent inquiry, the industry has worked hard to increase safety standards to prevent such an incident from happening again.

More young people showing interest in construction career

More young people are showing interest in construction-related careers, according to findings from Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). The strains on the economy are currently putting pressure on employers, who already face skills gaps and worker shortages. But CITB has recently seen a 45% increase in the number of people seeking information about a career in construction.

CITB helps crack down on rogue traders, Asbestos Boss Ltd

Following an investigation carried out by Stockport Trading Standards and the HSE, UK Manager for Asbestos Boss Ltd, Daniel Cockcroft, has been brought to justice with the help of the CITB Quality & Standards Team. Stockport Trading Standards and the HSE were first alerted to the rogue traders back in September 2021, when the company removed the asbestos insulating board from a domestic garage, with little to no control measures in place. The investigation later revealed several similar cases, with one case deemed such poor quality that the site owners received quotes up to £64,000 to put it right.

CITB to invest over £100m in grants to train construction workers this year

More than £100million in grants is being invested by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to help construction workers train and get the skills they need. From 1 April 2023, CITB is doubling grant rates for short courses to help businesses offer more training and support employers delivering core skills training to their teams amid rising costs.