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Construction needs to rethink how it attracts its workforce as war for talent hots up

Construction employers are being encouraged to rethink how they attract their workforce as competition for skilled workers gets more intense. The industry faces a tough challenge to meet its recruitment needs in a labour market that is running hot and with new CITB research showing that just two per cent of those outside construction see it as their preferred industry to work in.

Steve Radley, Director of Policy and Strategic Planning, to leave CITB in the spring

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has today announced its Director of Policy and Strategic Planning, Steve Radley, will be leaving the CITB in March 2022.

Vacancies on CITB’s new Levy Strategy Committee

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is inviting senior members of GB’s construction industry and independent experts to work on one of our biggest ambitions – modernising the Levy.

Employers to lead in apprenticeships review for Scotland’s Construction sector

Scottish apprenticeships across the Construction sector are to undergo a full review to meet the current needs of employers, employees and industry. All standards and frameworks across the sector are being reviewed and refreshed through a new employer-led approach to ensure skills and qualifications are fit-for-purpose.

Students build bright future thanks to successful new scheme

Programme to get more young people into construction jobs is set to be scaled up after a successful bricklaying pilot in Teesside.

CITB calls on industry to shape Plant standards and support for the future

Employers are being asked to get involved in a review of Plant Short Duration Training Standards and Grant support. The review is being carried out by CITB with the aim of simplifying access to plant grants for employers whilst maintaining high standards of training and testing in this safety critical area.

Budget and Spending Review statement 27/10/21

CITB's Policy Director Steve Radley responds to the Budget and Spending Review statement 2021.

Net Zero Strategy: what it means for construction employers

The UK Government has published its Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener in advance of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

Practical support for employers and apprentices amid a pandemic – CITB accounts 2020-21

CITB halved Levy bills, developed COVID-19 site training and moved more tuition online to help industry through the pandemic, the organisation’s 2020-21 Annual Report and Accounts reveal.

Bouncing back: Medway residents set for new construction careers

A celebration took place on Thursday (14 October) to mark formerly unemployed Medway residents completing a programme to enter the booming construction industry.