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Are Career Switchers the answer to the construction labour shortage?

FixRadio’s Clive Holland asked “Are Career Switchers the answer to the construction labour shortage?" Our Customer & Product Director, Jackie Ducker, joined him to tackle the question.

Pembrokeshire’s Future Stone Masons

In March and May, 19 young people learning construction at Pembrokeshire College undertook ten-day courses as an Introduction to Traditional Stone Masonry. The courses were financed by Pembroke Town Walls Trust as part of their project to develop a long-term management plan for restoring the town’s medieval walls, and funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal fund, managed by Pembrokeshire County Council.

Tunnelling Tasters a Roaring Success

The very first in-person CITB Tunnelling Taster Session successfully launched recently. A collaboration between CITB, Tunnelcraft, TunnelSkills, The STC Group, Tideway, BMB Construction, BAM Nuttall, Morgan Sindall and Balfour Beatty, the programme is designed to inspire young people to take up a career in the booming tunnelling industry.

Construction company reaping benefits of employing Welsh speaking staff

A family owned construction company which works mostly in the Welsh speaking region of North West Wales is reaping the benefits of employing bilingual staff.

Can you offer leadership and management training to the construction industry?

CITB is encouraging more providers to sign up to become an Approved Training Organisation and offer vital training for the construction industry. The organisation has waived the joining fee of £750 for providers to encourage more to become CITB approved, enabling them to offer essential training and reap the many benefits available to businesses.

CITB makes Scottish investment to increase and retain new talent

CITB is investing £3m into Scottish construction to support individuals at the start of their career and increase job retention.

Welsh Government Apprenticeship Framework Pathway Consultation

On behalf of Welsh Government, CITB is undertaking a fourteen-day public consultation on the implementation of a new Construction Plant Operations Apprenticeship Framework Pathway at CQFW Level 3 for Wales.

Funding awarded to inspire young people into construction in Scotland.

CITB has awarded The Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce £280,000 to inspire and support young people in Scotland to pursue a career in the construction industry through a programme of Construction Work Tasters

“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.