A third of the UK’s construction firms employ migrant workers citing skills and availability as the top reasons, according to a major industry report. An inquiry into migration and the construction industry carried out by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) revealed that some employers
As a result of a wide and detailed consultation with employers and educators in Scotland, CITB has ensured a set of nine, new, craft Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ) will be ready for the new intake of Apprentices in August and that the SVQs now formally incorporate the highly valued Skills
Darren Nicol Following the regional heat of the CITB’s SkillBuild 2017 competition, which took place at South Lanarkshire College earlier this month, Scottish Construction Now is showcasing case studies of apprentices involved.
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has today agreed the sale of its awarding body, Cskills Awards, to NOCN. Cskills Awards will continue to provide services as normal under the new ownership.
Emma Louise MacKenzie Following the regional heat of the CITB’s SkillBuild 2017 competition, which took place at South Lanarkshire College earlier this month, Scottish Construction Now is showcasing case studies of apprentices involved.
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced it will fund a new £600,000 programme to help hundreds of people to become qualified on-site training assessors. The Assessor Infrastructure project is designed to increase the number of on-site training assessors available across Great
Offsite construction could revolutionise the construction industry and provide a solution to the UK housing shortage, but only if the sector develops the right skills, a new Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) report has shown. With the use of prefabrication widely expected to rise across th
Signing the agreement at Shrewsbury Flaxmill in Maltings are (from left) Jason Thomas, commercial & property operations, Historic Environment Service (Cadw); Colin Tennant, head of traditional skills and materials, Historic Environment Scotland; Mark Noonan, industry relations director for CITB
Pupils, staff and presenters at the Women in Construction 2017 presentation at Borders College Almost 90 girls aged 14-15 from secondary schools throughout the Borders attended a Women into Construction presentation at Borders College recently by a team from construction and residential development
Sarah Beale The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is embarking on the biggest consultation the organisation has ever undertaken, with all in-scope employers being asked to give their views on the Levy proposal for 2018.
An industry-led initiative has been launched to encourage service leavers and veterans into careers in the UK construction sector. BuildForce, funded by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) following a successful pilot, aims to help reduce construction skills gaps by helping ex-military p
Contractors’ group BESA has challenged the need for a levy from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and demanded to know what employers receive for their investment. CITB unveiled proposals last week to reduce the training levy it charges firms next year in a bid to stave off its closu
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is to begin its consultation with industry on a new Levy offer which would see an across the board reduction for all firms to fund a new more relevant offer for industry and a reformed grants scheme. The proposal would see the PAYE Levy on the direct w