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News 19 August 2015

CITB simplifies access to £20 million in construction training grants

CITB has announced its changes to how it funds training, following a consultation with over 800 construction employers.

Girls’ toys to blame for female shortage in engineering

Giving girls Lego and Meccano to play with could encourage them to pursue careers in engineering and construction, a top scientist has claimed.

Graduates ‘regret’ poor careers advice

Graduates regret picking a course without a career in mind, according to new research.

House-building drives construction growth

A surge in house-building has helped the construction industry to achieve its longest period of growth for more than seven years.

Careers events aim to boost young people’s job prospects

Events to give thousands of school students chance to get careers advice directly from employers.

Build UK sets out key priorities

The newly formed contractor organisation reveals its strategy for transforming the construction industry.

Calls for construction sector to embrace BIM

Poll finds that 49% of surveyors still use BIM regularly, even though 73% admit not doing so could affect the health of the industry.

Ecobuild 2016 to showcase smart building tech

Ecobuild 2016 to explore the theme of Next Generation construction.

Student numbers up on building degree courses

UCAS reveals the number of students being accepted on to building-related degrees has increased.

Super sewer construction ‘to start next year’

Building work on Thames Tideway Tunnel is set to begin next year.

‘Investment in skills’ needed to meet growth predictions

Growth forecasted by Construction Products Association may not be possible without focus on training, experts warn.

Number of ‘NEETs’ aged 16-18 hits record low

The number of ‘NEETs’ aged 16-18 has fallen to its lowest ever level.

Apprenticeships levy consultation statement

CITB statement in response to today's apprenticeships levy consultation.

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