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Press Release 27 January 2016

UK construction set for growth – with 230,000 jobs to be created

CITB’s Construction Skills Network (CSN) report predicts sustained growth from 2016-2020, driven by infrastructure and private housing.

Updated checklist launched to promote considerate construction

An updated set of best-practice criteria has been put together to support the construction sector in boosting the image of the industry.

Firms urged to make apprenticeship commitments

Online Pledge-o-meter launched in bid to encourage businesses to take on apprentices.

Awards celebrate fairness, inclusion and respect in construction

A raft of big names from the building sector have attended a prestigious ceremony aimed at promoting diversity.

Time to work together as opportunity knocks

Steve Radley, CITB Director of Policy, looks at the 2016-2020 Construction Skills Network Report.

Wales to lead UK construction growth

The Welsh construction industry is set to grow at nearly triple the UK average, according to new research released today by CITB.

Housebuilding boost for Scottish construction

Housebuilding will boost growth in Scotland’s construction industry over the next five years, according to new research out today from the CITB.

CITB statement on issue of card fraud

"CITB’s policy is to prosecute fraudulent behaviour and we work closely with the Police and the Crown Prosecution Service to gather evidence and bring criminals to account."

Primary school scheme to promote apprenticeships

Trainees to act as ambassadors to raise awareness of apprenticeships among young people.

Business leaders unite to boost apprenticeships

James Wates, chairman of CITB has been named on an advisory panel formed to make the case for apprenticeships.

House-building surge leads to boost in jobs

Thousands of jobs were created in England alone last year as a result of a surge in house-building activity.

CITB urges firms to apply for funding

The application process for the next round of CITB’s Flexible and Structured Funds is now open.

Construction wages pushed up by skills shortages

RICS survey shows majority of workers in the building industry saw earnings rise in the final quarter of last year.

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