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Construction: an industry of opportunity
Opportunity – for young people, employers and society – is central to the new Construction Leadership Council’s skills plan.
Onsite Experience Hub a beacon of hope for Emmy
Sometimes work can offer hope when other parts of life are tough. Take Demolition Operative, Emmy Jones. Emmy has made great progress in her life since joining the Onsite Experience Hub in Leicester. The hub, run by the Council and co-funded by CITB, provides training and job opportunities for people seeking a career in construction.
Our plan to put employers in the driving seat
I like to keep things simple which is why CITB’s new Business Plan has one overriding aim: to put employers in the driving seat on skills and training.
Inspiring a new generation of groundworkers
“Even at 58 years old I am learning new technologies.” Those are the words of CITB Instructor and former Groundworker Tim Heads. Bircham-based Tim, 58, became a Groundworker after leaving school. He is a good example of age, skills and job diversity in construction.
Cymraeg at CITB
This St David’s Day, we are putting a spotlight on CITB’s commitment to supporting the Welsh language.
From NCC apprentice to social media superstar
Ten years on from completing her plant operative apprenticeship at CITB's NCC, Amy Underwood is using her huge online presence to promote construction to the next generation.
Apprenticeships: the heart of addressing skills demand
I’m a big fan of apprenticeships. Earning while learning is a great way to start working life. I know because when I became an apprentice gas service engineer in the early 1980s it changed my life.
New construction skills forecast reflects turbulent times
2022 was a tough year. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was arguably the biggest conflict since World War Two. Meanwhile at home, rising inflation, interest rates, and a cost-of-living crisis took hold. The global and domestic upheaval impacted many industries including construction, one of the UK’s biggest growth drivers. This turbulence is reflected in our new Construction Skills Network (CSN) report.
Diary of a CITB Engagement Adviser
My job is to help firms get all the funding they’re eligible for, writes CITB Engagement Adviser Abbie Langridge.
Construction “Quad” supported by CITB lands jobs for 90% of students
A school-based training facility which linked local people to employers who were struggling to recruit skilled workers scored top marks for delivery.