Recruiting, Training & Retaining Talent

12 June 2019

CITB Construction Training Register and Directory starting to have a positive impact

CITB has been the first to admit it has not always been plain sailing with the Construction Training Register and Directory… Since the launch in April 2018, both the Directory and Register have struggled to serve their purpose as effectively…

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6 June 2019

CITB Chief Executive speaks at Build UK Forums

At the Build UK Forums in May, Sarah Beale, Chief Executive of CITB, highlighted the progress that had been made against Vision 2020, whilst also recognising there was more to be done. In 2017, 76% of industry voted to keep…

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13 May 2019

Planned changes to the HS&E test

The Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) test for the construction industry is being updated on 26 June 2019. From this date, the following changes will be introduced to the test: Up to date with current practice and legislation CITB has worked…

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24 April 2019

Trade associations meet to discuss training delivery issues

Build UK's trade association members met on Wednesday 24 April 2019 at the Chartered Institute of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) to discuss the challenges of delivering specialist training and to propose solutions for contractors. Discussions explored the specific challenges for…

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2 April 2019

Inspiring Construction – Recruiting, Training and Retaining Talent for the Industry

To recruit the next generation of our workforce, the industry needs to pull together and inspire young people of all ages to look at construction as an exciting and rewarding career choice. To help make this happen Build UK launched…

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26 March 2019

Open Doors 2019 – A record year!

Held from Monday 18 to Saturday 23 March, Open Doors 2019 saw the highest ever number of sites open! The campaign, which is led by Build UK in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), aims to inspire young…

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22 March 2019

T Levels Update

T Levels are new courses which will be introduced from September 2020 for young people following their GCSEs. T Levels will be two years in length and offer students a mixture of classroom based and practical learning opportunities, combined with…

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13 March 2019

CITB announces increase in employer funding for construction apprenticeships

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced a  boost in funding to help employers take on construction apprentices. From 1 April, CITB’s attendance grants to employers will increase to £2,500 per year, while achievement grants will rise to £3,500…

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7 March 2019

Business as usual for National Construction Colleges

In recent months, following the announcement that CITB has put its National Construction Colleges (NCC) up for sale, some media coverage has given the impression that the colleges might be closing. In reality, CITB will step away from the direct…

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27 February 2019

Build UK members Great Portland Estates and Mace open their doors at Hanover Square for Open Doors 2019

Great Portland Estates plc and Mace welcomed students and industry stakeholders from across Lon­don today to preview their newest development and to support the Build UK and CITB campaign to inspire young people into the construction industry. Open Doors is…

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