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Blog 27 March 2015

Give your workforce the protection it deserves

The Revd. Kevin Fear, CITB’s Health and Safety Strategy Lead, explains more about the CDM 2015 changes.

Apprentice initiative welcomes new member

One of Balfour Beatty’s biggest supply chain partners has announced it is joining the 5 per cent club.

CITB announces new approach to construction training in Wales

Plans to invest up to £5 million into construction training in Wales were today announced by CITB.

Apprentice numbers soar in first part of academic year

Official figures show numbers of apprentices have risen, while traineeships and higher apprenticeships are also on the up.

New Apple version of CDM Wizard app launched

A new Apple version of the CDM Wizard app has been launched by CITB.

Skills commitment to be built into government projects

Employers will soon have to prove they intend to train workers before they can be awarded contracts for major infrastructure projects.

Housebuilding sector ‘worth £19bn’ to economy

Building homes creates £19.2 billion a year for the UK, according to a survey by the Home Builders Federation (HBF).

Multibillion-pound transport ‘revolution’ announced

Ministers are aiming to turn Northern England into an economic powerhouse by improving the region’s transport infrastructure.

£1.5 million fund launched to give small firms productivity boost

Construction companies could be among the firms to benefit from a new £1.5 million fund set up to help small businesses.

Plantworx 2-4 June

Start Date:
2 Jun 2015 08:30
End Date:
4 Jun 2015 16:00

Budget announcements deliver workable apprenticeship funding model

As part of today’s Budget package, a new “digital apprenticeship voucher” has been announced.

Apprentices to receive 20% pay rise

The Government announces an increase of 57p in apprentice pay, alongside a rise in the national minimum wage.

Poll: Funding for apprentices

The number of firms taking on apprentices rose by third in the past year, but how aware are you of the funding on offer?

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