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“Centre of Excellence” award for EPA achievement for CITB

A wonderful achievement for CITB’s Apprenticeship team and a huge thank you to our Brickwork and Carpentry and Joinery apprentices who have done themselves proud excelling in the final assessments, earning CITB a City & Guilds “Centre of Excellence” award for EPA achievement.

CITB to invest over £233m in British construction

With a strong focus on three core challenges for construction, CITB published its Business Plan today (18 May), announcing it will be investing over £233m across Britain to support construction throughout 2022/23.

Skills Minister meets Kickstart trainees and apprentices at CITB Perry Barr On-site training hub

Minister Burghart called in at CITB’s on-site training hub at the Lendlease site in Perry Barr last week. The training hub will give hundreds of local people the skills to build more than 1,400 homes and start a rewarding career in construction on one of Birmingham’s biggest construction sites.

National Construction College hosts SkillBuild regional heat

The largest and longest-running construction skills competition in the UK kicked off two weeks ago, with the SkillBuild 2022 regional heats currently underway.

CITB welcomes CLC's Construction Skills Plan for 2022

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) today (28 April) published an update to its sector-wide skills plan for construction and the built environment. The Skills Plan is a cross industry collaboration.

CITB Grants Scheme supports businesses bringing new entrants into industry

As we enter the new financial year, CITB data reveals that almost 14,000 businesses have been supported in the form of grants, with over £77m paid out in the last year, and over 45% of grant spent went to small and micro businesses.

CITB Chief Executive Tim Balcon joins Skills for a Sustainable Skyline Taskforce

CITB Chief Executive Tim Balcon is one of 15 construction industry leaders on a new Skills for a Sustainable Skyline Taskforce.

Free mentoring to help improve the digital capability of construction businesses

A free mentoring service has launched to support businesses with implementing digital processes and techniques by offering technical advice and guidance.

Help beat construction’s skills shortage by inspiring young people

Are you passionate about construction and want to show others what you do? Your enthusiasm and love for your job could inspire the next generation to join the sector.

Tradespeople needed to train the next construction generation

CITB is investing in the long-term future of its National Construction College (NCC) with a recruitment drive to bring experienced tradespeople into the classroom to pass on their skills.