Be part of your CITB

We want your views and inputs on how best CITB can support industry. There are lots of ways to input ranging from workshops and events to participating in surveys, polls or just giving us your feedback and inputs. 

See below for a full list of upcoming opportunities to have your say about CITB. These include events to learn more about applying for funding opportunities or finding the right grant for you.

You can book your place by clicking on the links, or register interest by completing the form at the bottom of the page.

Modernising our Grants Scheme

For levy paying employers and those with an interest in having an input into how the Grants Scheme can better support the industry:

  • Opportunity to input into the future of the Grants Scheme.
  • The outputs from these workshops will then form the basis for developing the new Grants Scheme.

The workshops will take place this summer in London, Cardiff, Leeds and Glasgow, with the dates to be confirmed. 

Flexible and Structured Fund workshops

These workshops are for the following organisations who would like to find out more about applying for funding:

  • Construction employers registered with CITB
  • Construction industry federations
  • Trade unions associated with construction occupations
  • CITB approved training groups

The workshop covers:

  • applying to the flexible and structured funds - first stage application
  • guidance notes and terms of bidding
  • monitoring and evaluation

During the session we will provide examples of application answers and give you an opportunity to evaluate an application. The dates of future workshops will be published when available.

Commissioned approach workshops

These workshops focus on commissioned bids under the educational engagement option which is part of the structured fund.The aim of the fund is to encourage and promote collaboration, of which there are three themes, with defined outcomes.

The commissioned approach workshop is for eligible levy registered employers who are keen to collaborate, federations, training groups and trade unions,  all working together with schools, educational stakeholders and third sector organisations. 

The workshop aims to get everyone working together on an industry approach and will look at the themes for the next round of funding, along with the application process. 

The dates of future workshops will be published when available.

Skills and Training workshop

This workshop focuses on the skills and training fund only. It is aimed at levy registered SMEs with under 50 employees, who are able to apply for up to £5000. The skills and training workshops are currently being piloted in South West England and Scotland and have been scheduled for times that we hope will encourage employers to attend.

The dates of future workshops will be published when available.

Evidence Base Forum

Aimed at  industry stakeholders with an industry overview:

  • A chance for attendees to demonstrate and discuss the latest market intelligence in the construction industry
  • This event is an opportunity to influence CITB's funding decisions and ensure funding aligns to the evidence base of where it’s needed

These sessions are now fully booked

Employer Advisory Forums

For micro, small, medium and large Levy registered employers:

  • The forums will provide updates on levy and grant, CSCS cards, HSE, and other CITB activities which impact the industry
  • Meet other like-minded professionals

The dates for the next forums are now available.

Attracting talent into the industry and improving the industry’s image - Go Construct website co-design

CITB is facilitating the Go Construct initiative working with employers, federations, education providers and government bodies across England, Wales and Scotland:

  • These meetings are designed to focus on developing projects and initiatives to encourage people from all backgrounds to consider a career in construction

The co-design meetings will be held in Cardiff, Glasgow and London in July, with the exact dates to be confirmed. 

Your feedback

Don’t forget you can give us your views at any time through our customer feedback section.

We use your feedback to develop and improve our products and services, as well as benchmarking how we work and perform against our customer promises.

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