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News 26 November 2014

Optimism rising among UK tradespeople

Tradespeople are upbeat about their prospects for 2015, a new report has revealed.

Mike Bialyj to leave CITB

Customer Services Director, Mike Bialyj is leaving CITB following 17 years of dedicated service to the Industry Training Board.

Investing in skills ‘will boost UK’s productivity’

Businesses have been urged to increase their focus on employee skills, in an effort to boost the UK’s overall productivity.

How CREST helps steer students towards construction careers

Lovell's Michael Saunders explains how they use CREST to inspire the next generation of construction workers.

Autumn Statement ‘must deliver infrastructure boost’

The Autumn Statement provides the Chancellor with an opportunity to support UK infrastructure, according to the CBI.

Rise in retail and home construction contracts

House-builders and commercial construction firms both benefited from improving contract trends during October.

Builders deliver 14,000 homes through HCA schemes

Construction work on more than 14,000 new homes has been completed since April, according to latest figures.

Ministers ‘keen to build on traineeship successes’

More young people will be given the chance to embark on traineeships, as part of new Government plans.

CECA calls for new apprenticeships drive

Construction firms will need to focus more attention on apprenticeships and vocational training in order to avoid future skills shortages.

CITB and NCS renew partnership to promote construction

CITB and the National Careers Service have reaffirmed their partnership to support the construction industry.

Builders buoyed by rising output levels

The construction sector benefited from another rise in its output rate during the third quarter, according to the ONS.

Creating the next generation of construction workers

CITB's Head of Education and Research Nick Gooderson explains how the new Standards for 14 to 19 CBE Education will benefit the industry.

OECD calls for vocational training shake-up

The OECD has urged employers to play a more prominent role in the development of vocational training schemes.

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