CITB to expand apprenticeship support to all levy-registered employers
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is changing its apprenticeship support to enable all levy-registered construction employers to benefit from an expanded support service.
Currently, CITB offers employer and apprentice support for its 7,000 contracted apprenticeships, about a third of the total number across the industry.
Under the new plans, throughout 2021, CITB will withdraw from the direct, funded delivery of apprenticeships in England, and instead provide a support service to all employers with construction apprentices. Funded apprenticeship support will continue in Scotland and Wales, and the wider offer will also apply in those nations.
The training body said: “Support for employers will include help accessing grants; choosing the right apprenticeship standard and the right training provider; guidance through the Government’s online apprenticeships system; and building partnerships with colleges and training providers. We will continue to offer recruitment support to employers who recruit large numbers of apprentices each year. More details will be made available soon.”