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  1. Work experience ‘key to plugging skills gaps’

    19/10/2015

    Work experience is crucial to ending skills gaps in the workplace, according to a poll of leading figures from business and education. In the survey, which was carried out by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), the majority of respondents said work placement schemes should be offered to all schoolchildren under the age of 16. […]


  2. Apprenticeship numbers hit record highs

    The number of people signing up to learn vital skills while earning a wage on an apprenticeship has soared to a record level. According to the latest figures, more than 872,000 are enrolled on Government-funded apprenticeships – the highest amount ever to be seen. There are also unprecedented numbers of people taking part in higher […]


  3. MPs propose 2035 deadline for asbestos removal

    MPs have put forward a range of measures that could see asbestos removed from all rented homes, businesses and public buildings by 2035. The all-party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Health and Safety is calling for a new asbestos eradication law, in a bid to wipe out all traces of the deadly material. In its report, […]


  4. Government urged to boost funding for further education

    Calls have been made for up to half a billion pounds from the budget for universities to be ploughed into improving further education. Think-tank Policy Exchange says the move would help to provide more opportunities for workers to learn the technical and professional skills needed in sectors such as construction. Its report – called Higher, […]


  5. Investment Funding Review- CITB

    In the first half of 2015, CITB conducted the Investment Funding Review to re-evaluate all our skills and training funding schemes. We engaged with over 800 employers and Federations across the construction industry to understand what you really need in terms of funding. The outcomes have helped us to create a new funding system that will […]


  6. CITB make changes to how they fund training in response to feedback from customers

    To make it easier for you to choose the right funding for your business needs, they now offer three main funds: Flexible Fund Structured Fund Grants Scheme. They changed the funding system in this way to respond to feedback we gathered from employers during the Investment Funding Review in 2015. Flexible Fund For short-term programmes of up to 18 […]


  7. Construction fatalities reduce

    14/07/2015

    35 workers killed in construction last year- Construction death rates fell sharply in 2014/2015 with 35 fatalities recorded by the HSE from 44 the year before. Despite strongly recovering workloads the latest figures show fatalities are 22% down on the average of 45 over the last five years. Fatality rates among construction workers improved from 1.62 deaths […]


  8. ‘More women needed in top construction roles’

    09/07/2015

    More needs to be done to get women to fill top positions in the building industry, it is being claimed. Holly Porter, who set up the Chicks with Bricks group a decade ago to help promote female role models in the sector, told a debate hosted by Building magazine that the industry needs to do […]


  9. Leading firms make pledge on fair treatment of construction staff

    Some of the leading construction firms have come together to launch an initiative aimed at promoting the fair and ethical treatment of construction staff and subcontractors. British Land, Crossrail and Morgan Sindall are just some of the 35 co-authors behind the UK Manifesto For Ethical Sourcing in Construction, which will be published later this month. […]


  10. Pride of Construction Awards 2015

    There were a number of training groups who were nominated for the ‘Outstanding Training Partner’ category last year and Skills4Site submitted a nomination but we were not shortlisted. Nominations are now being invited for all categories and the finalists will be able to attend the event which this year will take place on Wednesday 25th  […]


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