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Construction Site Safety Testing Centre Fraudsters Given Custodial Sentence
Two men, one from Manchester and one from Macclesfield have today been sentenced to 28 months each at Chester Crown Court. The pair pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit fraud and fraud by false representation between May and September 2019, after falsifying CITB health, safety and environment tests for commercial gain.
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.
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.
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.
Students build bright future thanks to successful new scheme
Programme to get more young people into construction jobs is set to be scaled up after a successful bricklaying pilot in Teesside.
CITB calls on industry to shape Plant standards and support for the future
Employers are being asked to get involved in a review of Plant Short Duration Training Standards and Grant support. The review is being carried out by CITB with the aim of simplifying access to plant grants for employers whilst maintaining high standards of training and testing in this safety critical area.
Budget and Spending Review statement 27/10/21
CITB's Policy Director Steve Radley responds to the Budget and Spending Review statement 2021.