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29 November 2019

CITB Listening to Employers at their Roadshows

Build UK recently attended the CITB Employer Roadshow in London, which was well attended by employers. The London Roadshow included presentations from employers who set out how CITB had helped their business’ training needs: Kisiel Group – Annie Summun presented…

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12 November 2019

Discount for Build UK Members!

UCAS has been running the UK’s higher education admissions service since 1961. Each year it helps around 700,000 students apply to nearly 400 UK universities and colleges, managing 3 million applications. UCAS run a number of events throughout the year…

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12 November 2019

Build UK Partner B&CE advice on HSE update to guidance on controlling the risks of vibration at work

Build UK partner B&CE are calling on construction employers to make sure they’re doing everything they can to prevent debilitating conditions associated with vibrating hand-held power tools. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently updated its guidance on controlling…

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7 October 2019

Site Registration Now Live For Open Doors 2020

From today (Monday 7 October) registration for employers to take part in Open Doors 2020 officially opens. Open Doors Week aims to inspire more people into the construction industry by letting them go ‘behind the scenes’ to discover the diverse…

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30 August 2019

Open Doors 2020 – Meet our New Partners!

Earlier this year, we announced that the Open Doors dates for 2020 will be Monday 16 – Saturday 21 March. Open Doors offers a unique chance for members of the public to go behind the scenes of live construction sites,…

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5 August 2019

Update on the Mayor’s Construction Academy

At the end of July, the Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) held a stakeholder networking event, updating the industry on their work to ensure that the demand of 66,000 new homes needed each year in London is met. Following on from…

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2 August 2019

NCTG Offer Discounted Training Courses

The Northamptonshire Construction Training Group (NCTG) has secured funding from CITB to offer frequently attended training courses for only £10 (+ VAT) per delegate. All CITB Registered Employers with operatives in the Northamptonshire area can participate, including those who are…

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9 July 2019

CITB Updates Employer Portal for Grants

In response to feedback received, CITB is updating their Employer Portal for Short Duration grant reconciliations. New features will allow users to easily reconcile their Short Duration grant payments and claims. With these changes in place, you’ll be able to:…

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27 June 2019

The Redevelopment of the Construction Ambassador Programme – how should it be reinvigorated?

At the Build UK Skills Briefing, Jonathan Chivers (CITB) and Alice Cook (Build UK) discussed their plans for the redevelopment of the Construction Ambassador programme, aiming to enhance the existing programme to promote construction as a viable, attractive and rewarding…

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20 June 2019

A fully qualified workforce

A fully qualified workforce was the big-ticket item from Graham Wren, Chief Executive of CSCS, at the Member Skills Briefing on 12 June. Graham updated Build UK members on the most recent changes to the CSCS to ensure that only…

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