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Nick Gooderson
Blog 17 November 2014

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.

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.

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.

Construction sector 'must act now' to take advantage of return to growth

The construction industry must face its challenges head-on and develop the skilled workforce it needs for commercial success.

CCS to tackle offensive language in construction

The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) has launched an initiative focusing on inappropriate language used in the construction industry.

Construction wage growth ‘double the national average’

Wage rises of more than 10% have been offered to some construction workers in recent months, according to new data.

‘More training needed’ to plug contractor skill gaps

Skills shortages continuing to pose problems for contractors, according to latest NSCC survey.

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