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News 09 June 2021

Britain builds back: Construction will need 216,800 new workers by 2025 to meet demand

Construction has bounced back quicker than expected from the Covid-19 pandemic and the industry will reach 2019 levels of output in 2022. By 2025, the industry will need to recruit an additional 217,000 new workers just to meet demand. That’s the forecast of the Construction Skills Network (CSN) 2021-25, published by CITB today.

CITB appoints Jackie Ducker as new Customer and Product Director

CITB has appointed Jackie Ducker as the organisation’s new Customer and Product Director, replacing the outgoing Braden Connolly. Jackie steps into her new role on 5 July.

UK’s first occupational traineeship for construction begins at Hartlepool College

A new generation of traineeship begins this week at Hartlepool College for 20 bricklaying learners.

Construction careers for West Midlands residents

The West Midlands is set to benefit from a new scheme to assist residents looking for employment or change of career and fill a skills shortage in local construction.

New training centre celebrates successful first course

A new training centre in North Wales has successfully trained its first cohort of scaffolders.

Multi-million investment in future of Welsh construction

The future of the construction industry in Wales has been given a boost by CITB’s multi-million-pound investment in four construction training and employment hubs.

Scotland construction sector to grow 4.1% with 26,250 extra jobs needed to meet demand

Construction in Scotland has come back strongly from COVID-19, needing 26,250 extra jobs to be created by 2025.

Britain Builds Back – Welsh construction to need over 9,000 new workers by 2025 to meet demand

Construction has bounced back quicker than expected from the Covid-19 pandemic, and most of the industry will reach 2019 levels of output in 2023.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update – 9 June 2021

Your CITB update this week has two main items: news of a bounce back in construction output predicted in our new 2021-25 skills forecast, and details of a free health and wellbeing conference for employers.

Consensus consultation on Levy Proposals to start next month

The Construction Levy rates will remain the same for 2022-25 under proposals confirmed by the CITB Board on 21 May, with industry support to be measured this summer.