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Annual Report and Accounts

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"This year we set out to respond to feedback we received from the last Consensus and the unique workforce circumstances surrounding construction.

Firstly, we empowered employers by giving them a greater say on skills and training, both in how it’s delivered and where. We felt this was a really important step to form a more collaborative approach to addressing the skills challenges; needless to say, all our employer-led committees have demonstrated an enthusiasm to support these changes.

I am extremely grateful for the contribution employers make to our committees. Our committees have been instrumental in setting the agenda for skills and ensuring our initiatives truly respond to employers’ needs.

New initiatives, such as the Employer Network pilot, which allows employers to determine how CITB funding can be best used in their area, are the start of this new dawn. NEST is a further example of CITB making training easier to access. Both are being warmly embraced by our customers.

We achieved some fantastic things together this year. 26,200 apprentices, the future of construction, were supported by almost £61.5m of CITB funding – 14% more than last year. Our Skills and Training Fund helped more than 2,100 SMEs – the bedrock of our industry – to upskill their workforce.

Our comprehensive short course grant scheme supported over 173,000 learners to complete their qualifications. And Go Construct, the home of construction careers information, saw a record 1.3 million visits to the site."  Tim Balcon, Chief Executive CITB.

Review of 2022-23: Achievements

Responding to the skills demand

  • 858 Go Construct STEM Ambassadors recruited 
  • 1.3m visits to the Go Construct website
  • 8,500 job applications through the Talentview website
  • 650 employers supported by NEST 
  • 7,731 people accessing Fairness, Inclusion and Respect materials
  • £5.2m invested in Travel to Train
  • 9,800 mental health first aiders trained

Developing the capacity and capability of training provision

  • 2,100 SMEs supported by our Skills and Training fund
  • 26,200 apprenticeships supported through their training 
  • £61.5m issued in Apprenticeship grants 
  • 173,000 short duration training courses received grant support
  • £2.5m saved by over 1,300 members using our 85 training groups to access training 
  • 10,000+ learners trained at NCC
  • 3,400 learners trained through our employer network 

Addressing future skills needs

  • 14 ATOs onboarded to deliver the new leadership and management suite of training standards
  • 282 short duration standards reviewed
  • 105 National Occupational Standards (NOS) reviews completed
  • 90 short duration training standards withdrawn as no loner required
  • 2 competence frameworks completed 

This page provides information on our annual report and accounts for the current and previous financial years. Other corporate reports and annual reviews are also available to download below.

We publish our annual report and accounts and gender pay gap report every year.

For Welsh translations of any documents or reports not already available in Welsh, please email .