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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.

CITB appoints Chairs to Nation Councils and invites applications for member vacancies

CITB has announced the appointment of the Chairs of its Nation Councils for England, Scotland and Wales, and is calling for applicants to become Council members.

CITB appoints Jackie Ducker as new Customer and Product Director

CITB has appointed Jackie Ducker as the organisation’s new Customer and Product Director, replacing the outgoing Braden Connolly. Jackie steps into her new role on 5 July.

UK’s first occupational traineeship for construction begins at Hartlepool College

A new generation of traineeship begins this week at Hartlepool College for 20 bricklaying learners.

Construction careers for West Midlands residents

The West Midlands is set to benefit from a new scheme to assist residents looking for employment or change of career and fill a skills shortage in local construction.

New training centre celebrates successful first course

A new training centre in North Wales has successfully trained its first cohort of scaffolders.

Multi-million investment in future of Welsh construction

The future of the construction industry in Wales has been given a boost by CITB’s multi-million-pound investment in four construction training and employment hubs.

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.

Scotland construction sector to grow 4.1% with 26,250 extra jobs needed to meet demand

Construction in Scotland has come back strongly from COVID-19, needing 26,250 extra jobs to be created by 2025.

Britain Builds Back – Welsh construction to need over 9,000 new workers by 2025 to meet demand

Construction has bounced back quicker than expected from the Covid-19 pandemic, and most of the industry will reach 2019 levels of output in 2023.