CITB is calling on construction employers to offer opportunities to the hundreds of Carillion workers who lost their jobs following the company’s collapse.
A new careers page has been set up on the CITB website, collating job opportunities in each nation and region, to help Carillion staff find new employment.
Currently there are over 100 employers across England, Scotland and Wales offering job opportunities in a wide range of roles. However, with more than 1,000 former Carillion workers having lost their jobs, many more are needed to keep these skilled people in the industry.
CITB has played a major role in the wake of Carillion’s closure. CEO Sarah Beale is part of the government’s taskforce which aims to mitigate the effects of Carillion’s liquidations on the construction industry and the people involved.
CITB has worked with employers and training providers to help the 1400 former Carillion apprentices and, one month on, nearly 200 apprentices have been found college places and a further 725 have been placed with new firms.
Mark Noonan, Industry Relations Director at CITB, said:
“News that Carillion had ceased trading was a huge blow for all those involved and we’ve been working hard to minimise the impact. Now, hundreds of workers are looking for a new employer and with our forecast showing a need of 158,000 extra workers over the next five years, it’s vital we retain these highly skilled staff.
“The support shown by employers to date has been outstanding but there’s more to be done and I encourage employers to hire these talented people to help meet your demand.
“If you are a former Carillion worker who is no longer in employment, please go to the CITB website – there are hundreds of job opportunities being displayed each day and one might just be the perfect role for you.”