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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.
Cymraeg at CITB
This St David’s Day, we are putting a spotlight on CITB’s commitment to supporting the Welsh language.
From NCC apprentice to social media superstar
Ten years on from completing her plant operative apprenticeship at CITB's NCC, Amy Underwood is using her huge online presence to promote construction to the next generation.
Apprenticeships: the heart of addressing skills demand
I’m a big fan of apprenticeships. Earning while learning is a great way to start working life. I know because when I became an apprentice gas service engineer in the early 1980s it changed my life.
New construction skills forecast reflects turbulent times
2022 was a tough year. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was arguably the biggest conflict since World War Two. Meanwhile at home, rising inflation, interest rates, and a cost-of-living crisis took hold. The global and domestic upheaval impacted many industries including construction, one of the UK’s biggest growth drivers. This turbulence is reflected in our new Construction Skills Network (CSN) report.
Diary of a CITB Engagement Adviser
My job is to help firms get all the funding they’re eligible for, writes CITB Engagement Adviser Abbie Langridge.
Construction “Quad” supported by CITB lands jobs for 90% of students
A school-based training facility which linked local people to employers who were struggling to recruit skilled workers scored top marks for delivery.
New Beginnings with a Higher Apprenticeship
Sian Walkey, like many in construction, didn’t take her apprenticeship straight from school. The mum-of-two had already studied, built up a successful career and started a family – but she wanted to go further. She wanted to upskill and unleash her potential.
Onsite Experience Hub turned caring Daniel’s life around
"Learning a new skill every day was one of the best feelings.” Those words are from trainee joiner Daniel Skelly. They are a very good example of how training for a new career can be enjoyable – and transform a life.
Onsite Experience Hub helps Willow put skills into practice
When aspiring joiner Willow Kehily was made redundant from her job in retail, she made a bold decision. The Cardigan-based mum decided to re-skill and pursue her interest in carpentry. It was a risky move. But it paid off. Within days of starting onsite construction training Willow knew she had made the right choice.