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CITB sets out solutions to “Big Six” skills challenges for the construction industry

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has today set out its plans to help the industry meet critical skills challenges and secure its future workforce.

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01 May 2019 13:46
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Suffolk school pupils try their hand at roofing

School pupils in Suffolk can try their hand at being a roofer for a day, thanks to CITB funding of more than £66,700 awarded to a county-wide business group.

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01 May 2019 11:00
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Rugby star Kyran Bracken at launch of UK-wide SkillBuild 2019 competition in Glasgow

Rugby World Cup winner Kyran Bracken has teamed up with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to kick off this year’s UK-wide SkillBuild competition in Glasgow, and attract more people into construction and help tackle the industry’s skills shortage.

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30 April 2019 09:30
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£1m for East Midlands businesses to boost digital construction

We are inviting Nottinghamshire and East Midlands businesses to find out more about funding opportunities worth a total £1million during an event near Newark on 24 April.

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18 April 2019 11:00
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Updated Health, safety and environment test for 26 June 2019

CITB’s updated Health, safety and environment test for the construction industry is to launch on 26 June 2019.

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16 April 2019 10:30
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Construction opportunities on offer for 20 career-changing women

An event aimed at recruiting 20 career-changing women into the construction industry will take place at Eastern Leisure Centre, Cardiff on Friday April 12 from 9.30am to 12pm. The event, hosted by Encon Construction, will recruit women wishing to work in a range of housing-related trades, along with companies willing to train them.

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10 April 2019 10:59
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Preserving our heritage skills

As the name subtly suggests, the restoration of ecclesiastical architecture is at the heart of Recclesia – an historic building conservation contractor based in Chester, North Wales.

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Reasons why you should hire an apprentice

Following the success of National Apprenticeship Week, we spoke to employers across the country to find out why apprentices work for them.

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CITB report: Next five years critical if construction is to reap the rewards of digitalisation

A new report published by CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) shows that construction can reap major rewards from digital skills and technology, but only if it takes decisive action in the next five years.

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25 March 2019 10:00
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Scottish Highland emergency services team up with construction to keep workers safe on roads

Around 120 apprentices and staff in the construction industry attended crucial road safety training in Inverness this week to help protect them from dangerous road accidents on their daily commute to work.

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21 March 2019 09:00
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