Apprentices to reap benefits as CITB and Skills Development Scotland join forces

Apprentices, employers and the wider construction industry are set to benefit from a new partnership between CITB and Skills Development Scotland (SDS).

Published 23 July 2021

Angela Forbes appointed chair of CITB's Scotland Nation council

CITB has announced the appointment of the chairs of its Nation Councils for England, Scotland and Wales.

Published 29 June 2021

CITB appoints Jackie Ducker as new customer and product director

CITB has appointed Jackie Ducker as the organisation’s new customer and product director, replacing the outgoing Braden Connolly.

Published 25 June 2021

Lighthouse Club's mental health first aid course delivers £5.5m of social value

Building Mental Health, the CITB and the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity have published a report detailing the social value of their Mental Health First Aid Instructors Programme; an initiative to train 288 construction industry dedicated Mental Health First Aid Instructors.

Published 14 June 2021

Scottish construction sector to grow 4.1% with 26,250 extra jobs needed to meet demand

An additional 26,250 jobs are required by 2025 within Scotland's construction sector to meet demand as the industry bounces back from the pandemic, according to a new study.

Published 9 June 2021

Construction assessor project set to aid economic recovery

A project to recruit and train 150 high quality assessors for the construction industry in Scotland is back on track following a pause due to Covid.

Published 4 June 2021

CITB to begin consensus consultation on levy proposals

Industry support for proposals confirmed by CITB to keep construction levy rates the same for 2022-25 is to be measured this summer. 

Published 26 May 2021

CITB to support Scottish construction in leading Britain’s recovery

Supporting Scottish construction businesses while ensuring new recruits are welcomed into the industry are the key goals of CITB’s plan for 2021/22 for Scotland, which has been unveiled today.

Published 7 April 2021

CITB outlines plan to protect core training and tackle key skills challenges

Supporting employers’ core skills and training needs and tackling long-term people and skills challenges underpin a 2021/22 business plan published today by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

Published 30 March 2021

22,500 new construction roles required by 2028 to fulfil Scotland's net zero plans

The construction industry will require the equivalent of 22,500 new roles to be created by 2028 to ensure the Scottish Government’s commitment to achieving Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045 is on track, according to a new report by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) today.

Published 15 March 2021

CITB pledges to keep rates at pre-Covid levels

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has proposed to keep rates at pre-Covid levels as it launches a wide-reaching consultation into its funding proposals.

Published 25 February 2021

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