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Press Release 5 February 2018

CITB forecast: Construction set for growth despite Brexit uncertainty

Over 150,000 construction jobs are set to be created over the next five years, a new forecast from CITB reveals.

Scottish industry votes yes to future CITB Levy – but calls for change

The Construction industry Training Board (CITB)’s proposed levy rate has been backed by four out of five of Scotland’s construction employers – alongside calls for reform.

Construction trainees from Scotland set to pit their skills against the best in UK

A dozen construction apprentices representing colleges throughout Scotland have secured their place at the SkillBuild 2017 UK final.

Scottish construction industry launches appeal for new, diverse talent

CITB has launched a campaign to get young people to join the construction industry – as new stats show 20% of the sector’s workforce is set to retire in the next decade.

CITB retains Skills Test in new SVQs after strong industry support

As a result of a wide and detailed consultation with employers and educators in Scotland, CITB has ensured a set of nine, new, craft Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ) will be ready for the n...

CITB confirms lower levy rate ahead of consensus vote in Scotland

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) in Scotland has confirmed it will cut the levy it collects from employers from 0.5% to 0.35% of the total equivalent tax deducted from employees (PAY...

Stirling summer school aims to build up numbers of young people in construction

Stirling secondary school pupils interested in a career in construction are being urged to sign up for an exciting new 4-day summer school which launches in their historic home town next month.

Forty-something Darren: not your average apprentice

Former landscape gardener Darren Nicol, 42, is no stranger to a hard day’s – or night’s – work.

Young mum Emma’s design for life

Painting and decorating apprentice Emma Louise MacKenzie knows what it takes to turn an old piece of furniture into something new and beautiful, using just a few clever paint and wallpaper tricks.

CITB’s 3D construction app wins UK Career Development Award

A 3D career construction app has won the UK Career Development Award for Best Use of Technology in Career Development.

Careers in construction: Borders brings on jobs for the girls

Young women in the borders gained an exciting insight into a potential career in construction at a major CITB event as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week.

3D app helps young people see career reality

Young people are getting an insight into what it’s like to get a career in construction thanks to a new app.

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