Recruiting, Training & Retaining Talent

30 November 2018

Industry unites for largest ever survey on skills shortages

Build UK, along with other leading industry trade bodies, have joined forces to build a picture of those occupations that are in greatest demand. A survey, which will go to more than 20,000 companies nationwide, asks respondents to indicate which…

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13 November 2018

B&CE Occupational Health Scheme Update

In October, Build UK members heard from B&CE about the progress they are making on the introduction of an industry wide occupational health scheme. Setting the scene, Clive Johnson of LandSec reminded the room of when B&CE’s chief executive Patrick…

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7 November 2018

Updated Build UK Training Standard

The Build UK Training Standard has been updated to reflect CITB’s role in mapping industry agreed training. In 2017, the Build UK Task Group responsible for the Training Standard agreed that the Health and Safety training included should be mapped…

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7 November 2018

Bridge into Construction Programme – An Update

Build UK and Collab Group are pleased to announce that 9 colleges are participating in the Bridge into Construction Programme for 2018/19. Blackpool and Barnet & Southgate colleges have already started delivering the programme. Work Experience requirements: Barnet & Southgate…

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7 November 2018

Open Doors 2019 – Site Registration is Live!

Open Doors Week 2019 will take place from Monday 18 March to Saturday 23 March and the website is now officially live for members to upload their sites! Open Doors, delivered by Build UK in partnership with the Construction Industry…

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24 October 2018

CITB Reform – An Update from Sarah Beale

Sarah Beale, Chief Executive of CITB outlined to Build UK members at their first skills briefing, how CITB has listened to industry and has clearly delivered against its Vision 2020 Business Plan. In its response to the consensus question in…

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24 October 2018

100% Qualified not 100% Carded

100% qualified not 100% carded, was the key message from Graham Wren, Chief Executive of CSCS, at the Build UK Member Skills Briefing on 17 October. Graham outlined a number of changes to the card scheme that will lead to…

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24 October 2018

CITB Apprenticeships and Standards

The skills landscape has seen significant reform over the past few years and at Build UK’s Member Skills Briefing on 17 October, Dawn Hillier, Head of Standards and Qualifications provided members with an update on CITB’s achievements. Development Recognising the…

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3 October 2018

Getting under the skin of common industry conditions

B&CE, along with Wendy Jones of Loughborough University attended Build UK: A Smart Future to showcase their exciting wearable simulations which raise awareness and understanding of some of the most common construction-related conditions. The simulations help workers to spot those…

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1 August 2018

Home Office launch an Employer Toolkit to support EU Workers

The Home Office has developed a employer toolkit to equip employers with the right tools and information to support EU citizens and their families on the EU Settlement Scheme. The toolkit contains leaflets, posters and a briefing pack to help employers…

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