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Britain’s construction training body pledges pre-Covid rates

The training body for British construction is proposing to keep rates at pre-Covid levels as it launches a wide-reaching consultation into its funding proposals.

Interview advice helps get students into construction

Welsh students looking to get into the construction industry got a helping hand with support for job interviews at a virtual event last week.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 17 February 2021

Today I would like to update you on the result of a recent consultation and subsequent new approach to funding for Training Groups, along with a COVID-delayed £1 fee increase for the Health, Safety and Environment (HS&E) test. There have also been updates to Short Duration Standards, meaning new codes must be used.

CSF gives Paul new appetite for life

In February 2020, 54-year old print manager Paul Whitlock decided it was time for a fresh start and to undertake a new challenge. Having refurbished a few properties in his spare time he decided to set up as a painter and decorator as it was something he could turn his hand to quickly, without needing to go through the lengthy training necessary to become a plumber or an electrician. It also meant he could start earning money relatively quickly.

The challenges and opportunities of getting apprentices into jobs

With National Apprenticeship Week 2021 drawing to a close, CITB's Director of Strategy and Policy Steve Radley explains the challenges and opportunities of getting apprentices into the construction industry.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 10 February 2021

I hope everyone is enjoying their week so far. Today’s email details what we’re doing this National Apprenticeship Week, and some of the findings following the publication of the annual Migration Survey.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 3 February 2021

I hope you are having a good week so far. Today’s email includes a reminder about National Apprenticeship Week; publication of the annual Migration Survey; and details of our Annual Report and Accounts.

Jobs boost for Brits in construction sector Brexit bounce back

A third of construction companies expect to provide more jobs for British workers as the sector rises to challenges presented by Brexit and Covid-19.

Training a quarter-million workers as pandemic loomed – CITB accounts 2019-20

CITB supported the training of nearly a quarter of a million construction workers in the last financial year, according to newly published accounts.

Rupert Perkins: speaking up for SMEs as a member of CITB funding committee

Rupert Perkins is Managing Director at John Perkins Construction, which has offices in Bristol and Newport. Here he discusses his role as a member of the CITB Industry Funding Committee.