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Working in partnership to deliver recruitment and skills solutions
CITB, FIS and the YouthBuild Project work together to provide disadvantaged young people with the skills and training to allow them to thrive in the workplace, helping to fill the skills gap in the finishes & interiors sector. Julius Debrah is a successful example of this initiative.
A flexible approach to construction apprenticeships
Apprenticeships are a valuable investment for construction companies - apprentices help build the skills you need. But did you know apprenticeships can be extremely flexible too, to best suit your business and training needs? Find out more here.
Scottish construction leaders work together to improve digital capability of the sector
Working alongside other trade bodies and professional associations in Scotland, CITB has supported the creation of a helpful guide for SME businesses.
Scottish construction apprenticeships come out on top, despite pandemic challenges
Figures recently released by Skills Development Scotland (SDS) indicate construction apprenticeships have bounced back from the pandemic, stronger than ever.
Employers sign up to offer a Fresh Start to ex-offenders who are due for release from HMP Berwyn
Tim Balcon the CEO of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), has written to construction employers to invite them to take part in a pilot, which will not only offer a job opportunity to an ex-offender but help employers fill their skills gap.
Setting Out For Construction launches new CITB assured drone courses with RJT Excavations and Borders College
Two new courses have been launched by one of the UK’s leading setting out training companies to help proliferate drone use in the construction industry.
Experience is the best teacher
The support I’ve had from older colleagues throughout my career has been a great encouragement to me, from starting out as a gas apprentice, to first becoming a Chief Executive, a role I found extremely tough in my early days.
Time to shine – registration opens for SkillBuild 2022
The largest and longest-running construction skills competition in the UK returns, as registration opens for SkillBuild 2022. SkillBuild is delivered by CITB and forms a part of WorldSkills UK, often dubbed the ‘skills Olympics.’
Industry leaders wanted for trustee roles on the CITB board
The construction sector is leading the way in helping the UK economy bounce back from the pandemic and the Construction Industry Training board (CITB) is now looking for industry leaders to join its board. In this voluntary role you will help shape the future of construction as the industry works to meet the skills gap and the drive to Net Zero whilst gaining high level public body experience first hand.
Construction Site Safety Testing Centre Fraudsters Given Custodial Sentence
Two men, one from Manchester and one from Macclesfield have today been sentenced to 28 months each at Chester Crown Court. The pair pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit fraud and fraud by false representation between May and September 2019, after falsifying CITB health, safety and environment tests for commercial gain.