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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.

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.

Why an apprenticeship is a great next step after GCSEs

School leavers are being urged to consider an apprenticeship in construction after picking up their GCSE results today.

UK Construction Week 2015

Start Date:
6 Oct 2015 09:00
End Date:
11 Oct 2015 15:00
Location:
NEC, Birmingham

FMB issue warning over skills shortages

A shortage of apprentices is holding back the progress of construction SMEs, research suggests.

CITB apprentices win WorldSkills Medallions of Excellence

The talents of three CITB apprentices have been recognised at WorldSkills 2015.

Construction skills shortages ‘hitting house-building plans’

Council chiefs have issued a warning over the impact skills shortages could have on Government house-building plans.

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