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Who we work with

CITB works with construction employers, training providers, and Government to ensure that our policies are aligned to national and local policy across the UK.

CITB maintains relationships across the entire construction skills landscape.

Our most important contacts are construction employers. They fund us through the CITB Levy, and in return they receive products, services and support to help them boost construction skills. We work with a range of employers, from large employers such as Balfour Beatty, Kier and Wates to small and medium employers such as Chestnut Homes Ltd in England, Calmax Construction Ltd in Scotland and Albion Workplace Solutions in Wales. Search the CITB funded project directory to see some of the organisations that we provide funding to.

CITB supports over 75 training groups across England, Scotland and Wales. These groups allow local construction employers to join up and benefit from discounted training, networking and participating in projects that promote construction as an attractive and viable career.

We also engage with training providers to ensure access to high-quality training across the UK.

Working with employers, CITB have developed a range of services for Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and local authorities to support the achievement of goals for economic development and growth plans

We maintain a close relationship with local government, government departments across Whitehall, and the devolved administrations. This helps to ensure that CITB’s priorities and aligned to national and local policy across the UK.

You can contact us if you are interested in getting more detail about a partnership(s) that CITB has.

Please note: the following lists are indicative, not exhaustive and may be subject to change.

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National

Plan for Jobs

The UK government has set a target to get half a million unemployed people into work by the end of June 2022, to help speed economic recovery after Covid-19.

The UK government’s Plan for Jobs saw an investment of £400 billion and is being hailed as a success after a rise in employment, but there is still work to do, with around 1.2 million vacancies currently being advertised, 59% higher than levels before the pandemic.

Starting on the 27th January 2022, the 'Way to Work' campaign will be a national drive, mainly targeting individuals claiming Universal Credit. With the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions across the UK, the campaign aims to have these claimants in employment within four weeks rather than the current DWP benchmark of three months.

To accelerate the process of connecting people with work, claimants will spend more time with their work coaches preparing them for a new start. JobCentre Plus will also work very closely with employers to match people to job roles and will target efforts in areas of the country where vacancies are particularly high. CITB works closely with the DWP and JobCentre Plus to raise awareness of the job opportunities available to jobseekers across the construction industry.

For more information on the 'Way to Work' campaign click here.

England

Scotland

Wales