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News 02 December 2021

Employers to lead in apprenticeships review for Scotland’s Construction sector

Scottish apprenticeships across the Construction sector are to undergo a full review to meet the current needs of employers, employees and industry. All standards and frameworks across the sector are being reviewed and refreshed through a new employer-led approach to ensure skills and qualifications are fit-for-purpose.

My early reflections on the CITB I lead – Tim Balcon

CITB CEO Tim Balcon reflects on his first two months at the helm and how CITB will continue to support skills, training and meet the future challenges of the construction industry.

Students build bright future thanks to successful new scheme

Programme to get more young people into construction jobs is set to be scaled up after a successful bricklaying pilot in Teesside.

Green skills needed for all construction jobs

Globally, progress on climate action has not been anywhere near fast enough. The coronavirus pandemic led to a historic drop in global emissions last year, but it will be a glaring anomaly unless big changes are made.

CITB calls on industry to shape Plant standards and support for the future

Employers are being asked to get involved in a review of Plant Short Duration Training Standards and Grant support. The review is being carried out by CITB with the aim of simplifying access to plant grants for employers whilst maintaining high standards of training and testing in this safety critical area.

Budget and Spending Review statement 27/10/21

CITB's Policy Director Steve Radley responds to the Budget and Spending Review statement 2021.

Planning for the future: how investing in leadership training can transform a company

Good leadership is an essential component to running any business, which is why CITB provides funding, support and advice to all companies looking to invest in the future. Find out more about the Management Development Fund here.

Net Zero Strategy: what it means for construction employers

The UK Government has published its Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener in advance of the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

Practical support for employers and apprentices amid a pandemic – CITB accounts 2020-21

CITB halved Levy bills, developed COVID-19 site training and moved more tuition online to help industry through the pandemic, the organisation’s 2020-21 Annual Report and Accounts reveal.