Scottish sector's commitment to apprentices highlighted in CITB report

Scotland’s construction firms have continued to demonstrate their commitment to apprenticeships despite the impact of Covid-19, according to new figures which come ahead of Scottish Apprenticeship Week (March 1-5).

Published 24 February 2021

Video: Scottish construction companies 'aren’t making the most of support available to them'

Many Scottish construction companies don’t realise there is funding and support available to help them with business growth and resilience, an AM Bid #LinkedInLive session on building resilience help for construction sector SMEs has discussed.

Published 12 February 2021

CITB: Brits can take advantage of construction sector Brexit bounce back

A third of construction companies expect to provide more jobs for British workers as the sector rises to challenges presented by Brexit and Covid-19, a new survey by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has found.

Published 2 February 2021

CITB to expand apprenticeship support to all levy-registered employers

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is changing its apprenticeship support to enable all levy-registered construction employers to benefit from an expanded support service.

Published 3 December 2020

CITB relaunches recruitment drive for new construction assessors

A project to recruit and train 100 quality assessors for the construction industry in Scotland has been re-launched after it was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 23 November 2020

CITB funds Academy for Construction People's pilot apprentice programme

The Glasgow-based Academy for Construction People has secured funding from CITB to offer a Specialist Applied-Skills Programme at VQ 2 level (/SCQF Level 5 over the next 18 months.

Published 20 November 2020

Richard Bayliss: History tells us why we must act on climate change

The construction industry is confronted with historic challenges, as well as great opportunities in meeting the target of net zero, including a projected need for up to 300,000 new jobs. As last week marked the first Green Jobs Taskforce meeting, CITB’s sustainability and innovation lead, Richard Bayliss, explains more.

Published 16 November 2020

Sarah Beale to step down as CITB chief executive

CITB chief executive Sarah Beale has given notice of her resignation which will come into effect from September 2021.

Published 4 November 2020

Andrew Gardiner: Learning from lockdown

In a guest blog for CITB, health and safety consultant Andrew Gardiner shares three lessons to be learnt from lockdown.

Published 30 September 2020

CITB aims to help enable thousands more people into Scottish construction with new strategic plan

Supporting training and retraining to rebuild after the recovery, improving productivity and making it easier to help employers bring in apprentices and other new entrants to Scottish construction are key elements of CITB’s Strategic Plan, which was launched today.

Published 24 September 2020

CITB to make thousands more SMEs exempt from levy

Around 5,000 more construction SMEs will not have to pay any levy to the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) for 2021-22, under new proposals submitted this week to the UK Government.

Published 11 September 2020

Stewart Milne completes 1678 hours of online training during lockdown

Housebuilder Stewart Milne Group had never ventured into the world of e-learning for essential training before this year - COVID-19 changed that.

Published 9 September 2020

CITB opens consultation to cut 110 jobs

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has opened a formal consultation with trade unions and employee representatives over proposals to reduce its headcount by 110 and save £4.5 million a year.

Published 26 August 2020

No pay increase for CITB staff

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is to forgo its planned pay increase this year as part of a range of measures to make savings and reduce operating costs.

Published 7 August 2020

Robertson Group’s Tony Elliott joins CITB board

Apprenticeships and skills minister Gillian Keegan MP has appointed two new trustees to the board of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

Published 2 July 2020