Wages in the construction industry have risen at a faster rate than any other sector over the past 12 months, according to fresh analysis of the latest data. In the last year, average pay in the building trade shot up by 5.1 per cent, the examination of labour market statistics compiled by the Offic
Helen Skelton, Andrew Fordyce from Darroch & Allan and Carl Rhymer, commercial director at CITB A Scottish apprentice and employer are celebrating winning at the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Managing Agency Apprentice Awards.
Get into Home Building students celebrate their success at a special graduation event at Edinburgh College Twenty-five young people have successfully completed a six week Prince’s Trust ‘Get into Home Building’ programme, which helps unemployed young people gain practical skills and experience
A new campaign has been launched to encourage people to consider a career in construction in an effort to fill more than 220,000 new jobs that will be created in the sector. The ‘Go Construct’ initiative comes as research shows four people in five wish they had received more advice and guidance
The CITB Pride of Construction Awards 2015 is looking for the country’s best construction workers. Nominations are now open to find local construction heroes and apprentices to represent Scotland at the awards.
One in five of those responsible for checking cards on construction sites have seen fake certification cards for construction workers in the past year, according to a new survey published today. The UK-wide survey of 1180 construction workers also showed that while 86 per cent of cardholders had the
Forster Roofing has launched its own in-house Skills Academy to train the next generation and directly tackle the challenge faced by the construction industry’s skills shortage. The roofing and roof-integrated solar contractor, which is responsible for roofing one in five of Scotland’s new homes
More construction apprenticeships will be available for young people in the Highlands thanks to a ground breaking scheme, launched in Inverness today. The Shared Apprenticeship Scheme (SAS) is a partnership between the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the Highland Council and local const
Twenty one apprentices who were made redundant following the closure of Dundee-based building firm Muirfield Contracts have been re-deployed thanks to an innovative partnership between the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and the local construction industry in Tayside. When the news about
Tackling skills shortages and developing the use of new building techniques have been highlighted as priorities in a new Skills Investment Plan for Scotland’s construction sector released by Skills Development Scotland (SDS). Published today, the new strategy follows consultations with employers,