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“Share your knowledge to help others”

Experienced construction workers have knowledge that can’t be found in books. And by becoming teachers, a key aim of the Construction Leadership Council’s new skills plan, older workers can equip new entrants with skills that help their career. Take Charlie Thorp, 66, a Construction Lecturer, Assessor and Mentor to bricklaying apprentices and Property Maintenance Operatives at South Essex College.

Help shape the future of construction on CITB’s Board of Trustees

The Construction Industry Training board (CITB) is on the lookout for three new trustees to join its Board of non-executives. As a charity and Non-Departmental Public Body, CITB has supported the construction sector for over 50 years, helping to keep workers safe on site, supporting high quality training and giving young people a start in their career. CITB raises funds through an employer levy and works closely with employers and the Government to ensure national construction skills needs across Great Britain are met.

CITB ensures safer plant operations with changes to training and testing

CITB is piloting changes across a series of plant training standards and grants, implemented from 31 July to help standardise plant training and testing requirements across the construction industry.

Construction’s role in the greatest challenge of our time

"The era of global boiling has arrived." If ever a phrase brought home the danger of not meeting net zero targets, then this recent quote, from UN secretary general, António Guterres, is it. The environment is a passion of mine on a professional and personal level as readers of my blogs will know. Climate change affects us all and its increasing impact is obvious. In this blog I will share recent facts on climate change. I will also outline how CITB is working with industry, Governments and training providers to serve the public on the most pressing issue of our time.

CITB Wales update: Reinforcing our commitment to the Welsh language

Welcome to CITB Wales quarterly update. Here’s news on our work that will help you get the most of our services across Wales.

Addressing skills gap for local workforce is vital, finds new construction skills report for Scotland

The latest Local Skills Scotland report by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), shows that addressing the skills gap for local workforces is vital to support the country’s construction industry to deliver a built environment that is both energy efficient and sustainable.

Women in Construction events attract more than 250 schoolgirls across Wales

CITB demonstrates its commitment to inclusivity and diversity with a series of events to attract more women into construction.

LGBTQ+ in the Construction Industry: Creating an Inclusive Workplace

Is considering a career in the construction industry as an LGBTQ+ individual a daunting prospect? Worries about acceptance and inclusivity can be discouraging. However, times have changed, and it is important to talk about how the construction industry is constantly evolving and becoming more diverse.

Calling all innovators: CITB is offering up to £500k for your ideas

Have you got a big idea that could have a positive impact on the construction industry? The Industry Impact Fund could be just what you need to turn that idea into a reality.

“Leading from the front is part of being a good LGBTQ+ ally”

“There are still many people who think that being open and transparent about your sexuality is too uncomfortable, that Pride and its celebrations are merely an extension of this, as well as being a waste of company funds and resources.”