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News 17 October 2014

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.

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.

Using work experience to make the right choices

Deborah Madden explains how CITB's Experience Construction Programme is helping young people get started.

Construction SMEs ‘facing skills shortages’

Skills shortages are causing problems for SME construction firms in key areas, according to the FMB.

Schools ‘need careers advice overhaul’

Schools need to deliver better careers advice to ensure their pupils know about all their options, experts believe.

Parents show support for vocational skills

UK parents are becoming more supportive of vocational qualifications and practical skills, new data suggests.

Innovation is critical to Scotland's future

Strategic Partnerships Director Phil Ford says s new virtual reality project is just the start for construction in Scotland.

HS2 ‘will deliver new construction jobs’

Construction job opportunities will be created as a result of the HS2 scheme, a new study suggests.

UK ‘needs more joined-up skills system’

The Government has been urged to adopt a more joined-up approach when developing new skills policies.

Prompt payment still a key issue for subcontractors

A new survey of construction subcontractors has revealed that prompt payment remains to be a substantial issue.

Being serious about asbestos safety helps you win work

Rob Thompson is a site supervisor for TMJ Contractors in Manchester. Read why asbestos training is key to his job and his health.

ECA wants apprenticeships to be left alone

Electrical contractors continue campaign on apprenticeships in response to official Government consultation.

Competence – the next steps

Head of Education and Research Nick Gooderson explains how a new framework will help provide clarity on competence in construction.

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