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More young people showing interest in construction career
More young people are showing interest in construction-related careers, according to findings from Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). The strains on the economy are currently putting pressure on employers, who already face skills gaps and worker shortages. But CITB has recently seen a 45% increase in the number of people seeking information about a career in construction.
CITB helps crack down on rogue traders, Asbestos Boss Ltd
Following an investigation carried out by Stockport Trading Standards and the HSE, UK Manager for Asbestos Boss Ltd, Daniel Cockcroft, has been brought to justice with the help of the CITB Quality & Standards Team. Stockport Trading Standards and the HSE were first alerted to the rogue traders back in September 2021, when the company removed the asbestos insulating board from a domestic garage, with little to no control measures in place. The investigation later revealed several similar cases, with one case deemed such poor quality that the site owners received quotes up to £64,000 to put it right.
CITB to invest over £100m in grants to train construction workers this year
More than £100million in grants is being invested by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to help construction workers train and get the skills they need. From 1 April 2023, CITB is doubling grant rates for short courses to help businesses offer more training and support employers delivering core skills training to their teams amid rising costs.
CITB’s response to the Chancellor’s Spring Statement
Tim Balcon, CITB Chief Executive, said: The inclusion of in-demand construction occupations on the Shortage Occupation List is an important step in bridging the current skills gap identified in CITB's recent Construction Skills Network report, as construction rebounds from the pandemic.
How we’re supporting Scottish Apprentices
It’s Scottish Apprenticeship Week – and our Engagement Director for Scotland Ian Hughes has been busy sharing details of his team’s work with apprentices and employers to get the best skills for Scotland.
CITB’s employer network pilot to offer construction sector specific support
Employers can now receive expert advice and support from sector specific networks, as part of the Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) employer network pilot. As well as the local training networks, selected sectors will also be supported making it even easier to find and fund appropriate construction training.
Helping Onsite T Level students into construction jobs
The CITB and partners (DfE, IFATE, NOCN, Gatsby Foundation and the Association of Colleges (AOC)) are piloting a new way for T Level students to demonstrate full occupational competence once in work.
Apprentices talk to podcast about their experiences for National Apprenticeship Week
To celebrate this year’s National Apprenticeship Week, we’ve teamed up with the Construction Talk podcast to bring you apprentices’ experiences and some industry insights from our Engagement Director for Wales, Julia Stevens.
SkillBuild returns, as huge demand for construction skills remains
The largest and longest-running construction skills competition in the UK returns, with registration now open for SkillBuild 2023.
FE colleges join forces with CITB to improve provision and support across construction sector
ColegauCymru on behalf of member colleges has today signed an Agreement with Construction Industry Training Board, CITB, in a move to support the provision of construction qualifications and support for learners, apprentices and employers across Wales.