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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.
CITB’s Engagement Advisor for Dorset, Darren Lawrence was excited to be asked to support the training needs of this creative crew at Daniel Jeffries Carpentry!
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 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.
I was recently asked who I most admire in the construction industry, past or present. My answer, in Construction Management magazine, was the small business owner. To have the initiative and bravery to do something completely on your own, without a safety net, is truly courageous.
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.
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.
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.
CITB CEO Tim Balcon reflects on his first two months at the helm and how CITB will continue to support skills, training and meet the future challenges of the construction industry.