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News 3 October 2019

New research: Construction needs breathing space on post-Brexit visas

According to our research report, Migration and Construction, only 3% of construction employers have the necessary experience in handling visa applications

SkillBuild champion Sandie soars six years on

With the 2019 SkillBuild UK National Final in just one week, former winner Sandie Webster explains the impact of the competition, six years on.

Zoe Evans, Llanelli painter and decorator, is British Apprentice of the Year

Zoe Evans, a 21 year old painter and decorator from Llanelli, has been named the GB Apprentice of the Year and Welsh Apprentice of the Year at the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)...

Tylorstown bricklayer is Inspirational Apprentice of the Year

Joshua Williams, a 24 year old bricklayer from Tylorstown, has been named Inspirational Apprentice of the Year at the 2019 CITB Apprenticeship Awards.

An event to help local construction businesses thrive

An interactive, employer-designed construction roadshow is coming to Llanelli next week (November 5)

CITB funding a “catalyst to make the change we wanted”

Gwilym Hughes, HR Strategic Business Manager at Jehu explains how the Skills and Training Fund helped their site managers.

CITB sets out over £290k to digitally transform Scottish construction

Scotland’s construction bosses and their suppliers are at the heart of a new, CITB-funded programme to give construction leaders the skills to drive digital transformation.

"A chance to gain training advice from those in the know"

An interactive, employer-designed construction roadshow is coming to Deganwy, North Wales on October 23.

Construction workers detained in CITB, police and Home Office counter-fraud operations

Seven construction workers were detained on suspicion of working in Britain illegally during unannounced counter-fraud visits by CITB, police and the Home Office.

Construction tackles digital transformation head on

Six projects will train construction leaders in the skills needed to embed digital practices throughout their businesses.

Parker scoops gold with help from CITB

Investors in People rank Parker Plant in the top 20 management organisations in the world in their award level

Procurement pilots set to save contractors and supply chain SMEs £25m

CITB and construction employers are piloting four schemes to improve procurement practices for homebuilding and infrastructure projects set to achieve £25m savings.

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