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Blog 9 September 2019

Skills Olympics takes Team UK to Russia

Team UK returned from the 'Skills Olympics' placing 12th out of 63 countries and took home 15 Medallions of Excellence.

Claim £500 new apprentice support grant

A support grant is being piloted by CITB for small businesses taking on apprenticeships to help with initial costs.

From salon to site: Gina's journey

23-year-old Gina Gray had once dreamed of becoming a hairdresser but now tells her story on how she got into construction.

Scaffolding training update

CITB has underscored its commitment to ensuring that the construction sector maintains access to a good supply of skilled scaffolders in the wake of the transfer of its training establishment to...

Consultation on 1,000 construction training standards

CITB is embarking on its biggest ever consultation, with industry views sought from across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (via CITBNI).

Bricklayer Ifan is building for the future with bilingual apprenticeships

Bricklayer Ifan Williams is a role model and bilingual apprenticeship ambassador for the CITB in Wales after winning a series of gold, silver and bronze medals in competitions over the past three...

It was easier than I thought it would be

Following GCSE results day, we hear from father-and-son team, Peter and Liam Fairely, about how easy it is to get an apprenticeship.

“A journey I will treasure”

Since training with Cyfle Building Skills award-winning apprentice and Construction Ambassador Lynsey Davies, 37, has had a colourful construction journey...

Stars of the Future

NCC apprentices from this year’s CPA Stars of the Future Awards discuss what winning means to them and their plans for the future.

“Apprentices are V&C’s future”

Barry Mason is Apprentice and Training Manager for V&C (SW) Limited, a family-run business, specialising in painting & decorating, dry lining & tiling. Barry began his career as a CITB apprentice a...

£10m boost from CITB to get people of diverse backgrounds into construction

CITB will target more than 11,800 people to attract them into construction careers. Just 16% of construction employees are female, and 7% BAME, partly because construction firms rely on traditional...

"Why not build something good?"

21-year-old Chanell Fraser-Kellman from London explains why now is the time for women to join the construction industry.

Scaffolders reach new heights with CITB Funding

ASC Edinburgh Ltd accessed CITB's Skills and Training Fund which enabled them to inspire young people into construction and move towards ATO status.

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