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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.

Construction – a sector with a real heart and soul

I can’t believe after nearly 17 challenging but immensely rewarding years at CITB, I will be stepping down as CEO.

Swansea Arena site to inspire city’s next generation of young people in construction

Swansea Arena hosted careers advisers from schools on Thursday (16 September) to show off the hundreds of different roles involved in construction.

UK’s top construction trainees named for ‘Skills Olympics’ finals

Top construction trainees from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have been named as competitors at CITB’s SkillBuild National Finals 2021.

CITB secures construction industry support for Levy Proposals

Construction employers have backed CITB’s Levy Proposals to support skills and training across England, Scotland and Wales, by way of the Consensus process.

CITB to host SkillBuild finals at National Construction College  

The UK’s top construction trainees will battle it out on 16-18 November at CITB’s SkillBuild National Finals.  

CITB welcomes former apprentice as new Chief Executive

A new Chief Executive will start at CITB on 1 September, a former apprentice who brings a strong track record in skills, training and organisational development.

CLC and CITB announce new approach to supporting mental health in construction

Landmark new research from CITB has outlined the scale of the mental health challenge facing construction.

Apprentices to reap benefits as CITB and Skills Development Scotland join forces

Apprentices, employers and the wider construction industry look set to benefit from a partnership between CITB and Skills Development Scotland announced today (22 July).

Who benefits from the Construction Levy?

It’s a big question. Well, there is of course a clear focus on Levy payers, but if it were collected, with an aim of simply giving it back, there would be no point.

From care worker to specialised construction skills success

Three years after Lincolnshire care worker Jess Wells walked into a construction careers event, she’s now the first woman to have achieved a highly specialised construction qualification.