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Bringing construction to life in schools

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.

GPS Technology, it's not the future. It's now

Gez Bonner, National Training Manager of L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage Ltd, spoke with CITB about the training they offer Plant Operators to master GPS technology on construction sites and the partnership with CITB that made it possible.

What is net zero?

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?

Construction’s biggest challenge

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.

Making training work

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.

Supporting Mental Health in Construction is a priority for CITB

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week (9 to 15 May 2022) CITB is pledging its continuing support to training and understanding.

Raising mental health awareness in construction

In his latest blog our Chief Executive, Tim Balcon, writes on a subject which means a lot to him for professional and personal reasons: mental health.

Partnering for skills

It’s been great getting out and about after the pandemic restrictions we’ve endured over the last two years.

Working in partnership to deliver recruitment and skills solutions

CITB, FIS and the YouthBuild Project work together to provide disadvantaged young people with the skills and training to allow them to thrive in the workplace, helping to fill the skills gap in the finishes & interiors sector. Julius Debrah is a successful example of this initiative.

A flexible approach to construction apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a valuable investment for construction companies - apprentices help build the skills you need. But did you know apprenticeships can be extremely flexible too, to best suit your business and training needs? Find out more here.