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News 1 May 2019

CITB sets out solutions to “Big Six” skills challenges for the construction industry

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has today set out its plans to help the industry meet critical skills challenges and secure its future workforce.

Stress: know the signs and act

This Mental Health Awareness Week, we take a look at stress, what it is, how to recognise it in ourselves and others, and how to deal with it.

“It doesn’t matter who you are - you can do it!”

There’s never been a better time for women to enter construction.

Ruby urges girls to choose construction

Great British Bake-off star Ruby Bhogal had an empowering message for over 600 Welsh school girls during a unique event at the Construction Wales Innovation Centre.

SkillBuild comes to Coleg Cambria on May 8 2019

SkillBuild, the largest multi-trade competition in the UK for construction trainees and apprentices, comes to Coleg Cambria, Wrexham on Wednesday May 8, 2019.

Suffolk school pupils try their hand at roofing

School pupils in Suffolk can try their hand at being a roofer for a day, thanks to CITB funding of more than £66,700 awarded to a county-wide business group.

Rugby star Kyran Bracken at launch of UK-wide SkillBuild 2019 competition in Glasgow

Rugby World Cup winner Kyran Bracken has teamed up with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to kick off this year’s UK-wide SkillBuild competition in Glasgow, and attract more people in...

£1m for East Midlands businesses to boost digital construction

We are inviting Nottinghamshire and East Midlands businesses to find out more about funding opportunities worth a total £1million during an event near Newark on 24 April.

Updated Health, safety and environment test for 26 June 2019

CITB’s updated Health, safety and environment test for the construction industry is to launch on 26 June 2019.

Construction opportunities on offer for 20 career-changing women

An event aimed at recruiting 20 career-changing women into the construction industry will take place at Eastern Leisure Centre, Cardiff on Friday April 12 from 9.30am to 12pm. The event, hosted by...

Preserving our heritage skills

As the name subtly suggests, the restoration of ecclesiastical architecture is at the heart of Recclesia – an historic building conservation contractor based in Chester, North Wales.

Reasons why you should hire an apprentice

Following the success of National Apprenticeship Week, we spoke to employers across the country to find out why apprentices work for them.

CITB report: Next five years critical if construction is to reap the rewards of digitalisation

A new report published by CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) shows that construction can reap major rewards from digital skills and technology, but only if it takes decisive action in the...

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