Recruiting, Training & Retaining Talent

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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1 August 2018

Nine Colleges to participate in Bridge into Construction

There are now nine colleges confirmed to implement the Bridge into Construction course for the 2018/19 academic year. Colleges starting in September 2018: Blackpool and The Fylde College Barnet and Southgate College Newham College Highbury College Sheffield College South Thames College November…

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30 July 2018

Redevelopment of the Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) Test

At the end of 2017, CITB outlined a number changes to the Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) test. Since then, CITB has carried out a review of existing questions, introduced new question styles and updated all revision materials. Support required…

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10 July 2018

CSCS announce price rise for cards

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) will be increasing the cost of a card to £36 (this includes VAT) with effect from 1 September 2018. This increase applies to all cards administered directly by CSCS. The last price increase occurred…

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9 July 2018

Open Doors 2019

Open Doors 2019 will be running from Monday 18 - Saturday 23 March 2019.  To register your interest in Open Doors 2019 visit the Open Doors website, where you can also view the new video featuring highlights from Open Doors…

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3 July 2018

CITB review National Occupation Standards

CITB is currently reviewing the National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Construction Site Supervision and Construction Site Management. It is looking for representatives particularly in the following sectors to participate in the review: Building and Civil Engineering Highways and Maintenance Repair…

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3 July 2018

New funding schemes to help tackle skills shortage

The skills shortage is a major task for the construction industry. Build UK is pleased that the Mayor of London and government has acknowledged this with two different funding schemes, and would encourage members to use these as much as…

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18 June 2018

CSCS to withdraw 100,000 Visitor cards

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is taking the next step towards ensuring that all CSCS cardholders achieve a qualification, by withdrawing the Construction Site Visitor card. The card was originally introduced for workers who often did not perform a…

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12 June 2018

London Skills Strategy has been launched – find out how to get involved

Earlier this year, the Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) programme was launched following the Mayor’s pledge in his manifesto to establish a construction academy scheme with the housebuilding industry to close the gap between the housing targets and the need for…

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