Coronavirus Guidance

Recruiting, Training & Retaining Talent

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30 March 2020

Apprenticeships – Response to Coronavirus

Both CITB and Government have set out the measures which they have put in place to support employers to maintain their apprenticeships in the light of coronavirus (COVID-19): CITB CITB is paying apprenticeship attendance grants in advance, for second and…

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25 March 2020

Apprenticeship Levy – Response to Coronavirus

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) has published guidance on the apprenticeship levy in the light of coronavirus (COVID-19). The guidance provides information on: Applying the policy on breaks in apprentice learning. Delays to end-point assessment (EPA). Alternative arrangements…

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18 March 2020

CITB Training and Roadshows Update

All training at CITB’s National Construction Colleges has been cancelled with immediate effect and the colleges closed. Current and advance-booked courses during the closure can be rescheduled or refunded. All CITB Employer Roadshows have also been cancelled. CITB has confirmed…

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Open Doors 2020

11 March 2020

Open Doors Goes Digital!

In light of the escalation of Coronavirus (COVID – 19) Open Doors Week 2020 is changing from being an onsite experience to a virtual one! The mission of Open Doors has always been to welcome and showcase the industry to…

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3 March 2020

The CITB Levy and Build UK members

CITB is keen to meet with Build UK members to share the impacts we have delivered, and to discuss our plans to continue that work. The slide deck and notes included in this article provide a high level summary of…

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Open Doors 2020

18 February 2020

Open Doors 2020 Gets Underway

Thursday 13 February marked the official launch of Open Doors 2020 at Cambridge’s Ray Dolby Centre, the flagship building of the Cavendish III Development, ahead of Open Doors Week taking place between Monday 16 and Saturday 21 March 2020. Attended…

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5 February 2020

NAS Events – Prepare for the Switch Off of Apprenticeship Frameworks

From July 2020 employers will no longer be able use Apprenticeship Frameworks and from that date all new Apprenticeships starts will have to be on the new Apprenticeship Standards.  There are still a good number of employers who are using…

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4 February 2020

CSCS Online Application Service

CSCS’s new online application service went fully live on the 9th December 2019. Whilst the new service has been largely successful, some technical issues have increased card processing times for some Build UK members. Alan O’Neile, Head of Communications at…

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9 January 2020

A Flexible Future for Construction

The UK construction industry faces a growing challenge to attract, retain and progress the best talent. With record employment, uncertainties from Brexit and the changing workforce demographic as the population ages, construction firms are facing a looming skills shortage if…

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8 January 2020

CITB Employer Autumn Engagement Results

A number of Build UK members, had their say about the industry’s future skills at a series of CITB roadshows in the autumn. A total of 21 events took place across England, Scotland and Wales, with the aim of hearing…

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