Recruiting, Training & Retaining Talent

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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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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