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Great ways to get people into the trade?

Listen to CITB’s Apprentice Delivery Manager Andrew Rodney talking to The Clive Holland Show on FixRadioUK about what we are doing to encourage more people on the tools.

CITB announces radical new pilot to improve access to training

CITB has announced an investment of more than £800,000 for the launch of a new employer network pilot project, which could revolutionise the way the construction sector access and receive funding for training in the future.

Construction Apprenticeship changes in Wales offer a more direct route to a career

Changes to some of the key construction apprenticeship qualifications in Wales come into force on 1st August in time for the autumn college term. They are designed to shape the supervisors and construction business owners of the future by better meeting the needs of employers and students alike.

Changes to CITB Plant Standards and Grants announced

CITB has announced changes to its plant standards to standardise training and testing requirements across the construction industry.

Are Career Switchers the answer to the construction labour shortage?

FixRadio’s Clive Holland asked “Are Career Switchers the answer to the construction labour shortage?" Our Customer & Product Director, Jackie Ducker, joined him to tackle the question.

Pembrokeshire’s Future Stone Masons

In March and May, 19 young people learning construction at Pembrokeshire College undertook ten-day courses as an Introduction to Traditional Stone Masonry. The courses were financed by Pembroke Town Walls Trust as part of their project to develop a long-term management plan for restoring the town’s medieval walls, and funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal fund, managed by Pembrokeshire County Council.

Tunnelling Tasters a Roaring Success

The very first in-person CITB Tunnelling Taster Session successfully launched recently. A collaboration between CITB, Tunnelcraft, TunnelSkills, The STC Group, Tideway, BMB Construction, BAM Nuttall, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty, the programme is designed to inspire young people to take up a career in the booming tunnelling industry.

Construction company reaping benefits of employing Welsh speaking staff

A family owned construction company which works mostly in the Welsh speaking region of North West Wales is reaping the benefits of employing bilingual staff.

Can you offer leadership and management training to the construction industry?

CITB is encouraging more providers to sign up to become an Approved Training Organisation and offer vital training for the construction industry. The organisation has waived the joining fee of £750 for providers to encourage more to become CITB approved, enabling them to offer essential training and reap the many benefits available to businesses.

CITB makes Scottish investment to increase and retain new talent

CITB is investing £3m into Scottish construction to support individuals at the start of their career and increase job retention.