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News 5 August 2019

£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 recruitment methods.

"It was easier than I thought it would be"

Following GCSE results day, we hear from father-and-son team, Paul and Liam Fairley, about how easy it is to take on an apprentice.

“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...

"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.

Statement on the resignation of Anne Milton MP from government

CITB chief executive Sarah Beale has paid tribute to outgoing Education Minister Anne Milton MP.

Sarah Beale awarded UWTSD honorary fellowship

CITB Chief Executive Sarah Beale has received an honorary fellowship from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD).

Welsh construction’s golden opportunity

Welsh construction has, says Leigh Hughes, a once in a generation chance to Influence curriculum reform.

Scottish construction to receive £5.4m to attract, train and retain new talent

The Scottish construction sector is set to receive a £5.4m injection of support for training and retraining more skilled workers to help the industry face the skills challenges of the future.

£17.8m construction investment project to attract, train and retain new talent

The British construction sector is set to receive a £17.8m investment to support employers in training and retraining more skilled workers to help the industry face the skills challenges of the...

Wales to receive £3.6m construction investment to attract, train and retain new talent

The British construction sector is set to receive a £17.8m injection of support for training and retraining more skilled workers to help the industry face the skills challenges of the future.

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