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Employers urged to join and help shape Skills Bootcamps for construction

Employers in the construction sector are being urged to get involved in Skills Bootcamps in their region and to help shape the training delivered.

Construction: an industry of opportunity

Opportunity – for young people, employers and society – is central to the new Construction Leadership Council’s skills plan.

Onsite Experience Hub a beacon of hope for Emmy

Sometimes work can offer hope when other parts of life are tough. Take Demolition Operative, Emmy Jones. Emmy has made great progress in her life since joining the Onsite Experience Hub in Leicester. The hub, run by the Council and co-funded by CITB, provides training and job opportunities for people seeking a career in construction.

Construction skills competition finals to be hosted at Milton Keynes arena

Colleges across the UK are preparing to host the largest and longest-running construction skills competition, as approximately 1,000 students will compete in the SkillBuild 2023 regional qualifiers this year.

CITB welcomes CLC's new Construction Skills Plan

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) today (20 April) published its Skills Plan for 2023 to support the net zero challenge and get young people into high-skilled, well-paid jobs. The Skills Plan is a cross industry collaboration.

Trade taster sessions build pupils’ interests in construction careers

Pupils from two Cornwall schools have teamed up with the Construction Industry Training Board and local business RG Kellow Ltd to try their hand at a range of building trades.

Our plan to put employers in the driving seat

I like to keep things simple which is why CITB’s new Business Plan has one overriding aim: to put employers in the driving seat on skills and training.

Business Plan puts employers in the driving seat with innovative new fund

Focusing on three core priorities, CITB published its Business Plan today (11 April), announcing it will be investing over £250m across Britain to support construction.

“Construction skills allow you to work all over the globe”

Globe-trotting stonemason Jon Langstone has packed a lot into his career. Since becoming an apprentice in 2011, CITB-supported Jon has: Guided Anne, Princess Royal, on a tour of a restoration project he worked on, Put his stonemason and project-leading skills to the test in Canada, Returned home to Swansea to study a construction manager course at university.

Inspiring a new generation of groundworkers

“Even at 58 years old I am learning new technologies.” Those are the words of CITB Instructor and former Groundworker Tim Heads. Bircham-based Tim, 58, became a Groundworker after leaving school. He is a good example of age, skills and job diversity in construction.