Recruiting, Training & Retaining Talent

19 February 2019

Build UK and CSCS renew Partnership agreement

Build UK is delighted to continue their partnership with Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) for another year. Sarah Garry, Skills Manager at Build UK said: “Build UK is pleased to continue working in partnership with CSCS to ensure industry meets…

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8 February 2019

Build UK partner B&CE work to raise awareness around mental health in construction

Time to Talk Day takes place this month, and is a great way to get everyone having a conversation about mental health issues. Build UK partner B&CE are working to raise awareness about improving mental health in construction, and supporting…

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10 January 2019

Creating a Route into Construction – A Degree Apprenticeship System

Inspiring Construction is a joint campaign between Build UK and CITB, launched in September 2017, to inspire the next generation to choose a career in construction. Build UK is delighted to announce that CITB has awarded funding to develop and…

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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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