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News 28 October 2014

CITB ‘building Bafta’ proves training is key

Pride of Construction Award winners Lloyd & Gravell explain how a commitment to training has helped them survive and grow.

‘Bright future’ for renewable energy sector

A combined £81 billion worth of renewable energy schemes are now in the pipeline, offering new opportunities to construction firms.

Construction workers ‘proud of their jobs’

The majority of construction employees are proud to work in the industry, according to a new survey.

More employers make green construction pledge

A growing number of construction firms are pledging their support to the Infrastructure Carbon Review.

Lack of careers information ‘creating skill gaps’

Businesses have warned that a lack of careers information in schools is contributing to skills shortages.

Home-improvers urged to use ‘trusted’ builders

Home-improvers have been urged to carefully research building specialists before hiring them for major projects.

Apprentice wins National Association of Shopfitters award

The National Association of Shopfitters (NAS) has named apprentice Ross Bartlett as the CITB/NAS apprentice in final year for 2014.

‘Further jump’ in construction workloads

Building firms have seen their workloads rise at the strongest pace since 1994, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Apprenticeship development must be led by employers

Laing O'Rourke's Alison Lamplough says employers have to help "define and design" apprenticeships that are right for their industry.

House-building recovery ‘reveals skill gaps’

The recovery of the house-building sector has revealed skills shortages in key areas, according to the NHBC.

Construction employers secure Trailblazer apprenticeships

A partnership of employers, supported by CITB, is to lead a trailblazer to improve construction apprenticeships in England.

More households sign up for Green Deal assessments

The number of households receiving Green Deal assessments grew in September, according to the latest official data.

Work experience essential to construction sector growth

Employers are being urged to offer more work experience placements to young people thinking about joining the industry.

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