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Steve Radley
Blog 20 August 2014

GCSEs, apprenticeships and the race for talent

CITB's Policy and Strategic Planning Director Steve Radley explains why we should all be championing construction.

School leavers ‘enjoying better job prospects’

The job prospects of school leavers are beginning to pick up, according to a new survey of employers.

Contractors buoyed by jump in building activity

Rising activity levels have buoyed building firms in recent months, according to the Construction Products Association.

New construction and built environment standards for 14 to 19 learners

Roy Cavanagh MBE explains how the new standards will help to support training, apprenticeships and education.

Consider construction after A-levels

Andrew Stanley, from the Institute of Civil Engineers, explains how A-levels open the door to a huge range of construction opportunities.

Housebuilders set for £850m infrastructure boost

The infrastructure associated with 36 major house-building schemes is to be developed through a new £850 million funding package.

Funding confirmed to address growing shortage of construction skills

Two million pounds of funding has been committed to a new programme that will address an increasing shortage of construction skills in the capital.

Ministers plot adult training shake-up

Ministers have outlined plans to reform the ways in which adult training courses are assessed, in a bid to focus more on employee skills.

A-level students 'need apprenticeship clearing service'

The launch of an apprenticeship clearing service would improve people’s awareness of vocational training, according to a qualifications group.

CITB is changing - Be part of it

CITB is changing how it operates after Nick Boles MP, new Skills Minister, approved plans for the Industry Training Board to appoint a new Industry-led Board and Council.

Construction apprenticeships are gateway to a serious career

CITB is urging school leavers to consider the benefits an apprenticeship in construction as a serious alternative to university.

Think-tank warns over construction training ‘mismatch’

Building firms continue to face a mismatch between vacancies and the amount of people in training schemes.

CSN figures show industry activity is on the rise

CITB Chair James Wates says the latest Construction Skills Network (CSN) figures reflect the increasing strength of the sector.

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