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  1. Construction firms granted multi-million pound funding boost to close skills gap

    25/04/2016

    CITB has announced over £7.5 million in targeted project funding to address the industry’s critical skills needs. 22 industry-led projects have been successful in their funding bids, following the launch of CITB’s new Flexible and Structured Funds last autumn. Over £2.5 million will be used to develop an online learning centre that helps construction firms […]


  2. Construction to open its doors for nationwide event

    CITB and Build UK are joining forces for a week of exclusive, behind-the-scenes events at some of the UK’s best building sites. New Window Open Doors gives access to dozens of construction projects to inspire people to choose a career in construction and take the next steps to progress into the industry. From future architects, […]


  3. Construction firms urged to apply for funding from CITB

    Firms that have developed projects to provide construction workers with skills and training are being urged to apply for funding from CITB. CITB will be accepting applications for the next Flexible Funding opportunity from 19 April, which offers funding for construction skills and training projects that last up to 18 months and are not already supported […]


  4. Number of women in construction shoots up

    30/03/2016

    Figures have revealed that the number of women in the construction industry has reached one of its highest levels since records began. The data, released by the New Window Office for National Statistics, shows that the total amount of female construction workers shot up 9.9% year on year to hit 277,000 in December 2015. It […]


  5. CITB commended for health and safety app

    CITB has been commended for its CDM Wizard app. The team behind the app received its recognition at the prestigious Construction Health and Safety Group (CHSG) Annual Awards in London in March. The commendation was for the Beaufort Award – a trophy awarded to an individual or company for implementing a new device or method […]


  6. Major new partnership to tackle housing skill needs

    Over 45,000 new homebuilding workers will be trained by 2019 to help tackle the nation’s housing shortage through a £2.7 million initiative announced by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Home Builders Federation (HBF). The first of its kind, the Home Building Skills Partnership – working with research on their needs from some 40 […]


  7. Increase in higher apprenticeship starts

    The number of young people signing up to learn advanced skills on higher apprenticeships have increased, new data has revealed. According to the latest government figures, more than 30,000 youngsters decided to embark on the training schemes between August 2015 and January 2016. Apprenticeships have also seen a rise in popularity, the statistics show, with […]


  8. Tough new penalties for breaches of health and safety laws

    The Sentencing Council has introduced new guidelines that could see much higher fines or even prison sentences imposed on construction companies and individuals who breach health and safety laws. As the Health and Safety Executive may start to ramp up prosecutions following last year’s new CDM regulations, this is a further indication of how seriously […]


  9. Construction firms granted multi-million pound funding boost to close skills gap

    CITB has announced over £7.5 million in targeted project funding to address the industry’s critical skills needs. Twenty one industry-led projects have been successful in their funding bids, following the launch of CITB’s new Flexible and Structured Funds last autumn. Over £2.5 million will be used to develop an online learning centre that helps construction […]


  10. Overlooking precautions when working at height

    27/10/2015

    Every workplace, factory, school, office will face health and safety risks. For most these regulations are followed and respected, although there are still many who overlook the importance of these precautions put in place for our own safety. The cost of falls from height are potentially huge, both physically and financially, and with current legislation […]


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