CITB Scotland

More than half of Scottish construction employers have changed apprentice recruitment plans due to COVID

Scotland's construction companies have called for additional support measures to help shape the future of apprenticeships after it was revealed that the coronavirus pandemic had altered the recruitment plans at more than half of business in the country.

Published 21 September 2020

New Scottish construction apprenticeships task force seeks views from employers

A new task force has been set up to help minimise the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on construction Modern Apprentices (MA) in Scotland.

Published 10 July 2020

Ian Hughes: The Skills Investment Plan and guiding partner investment in skills

Meeting the current and future skills needs of employers was the focus of the first Skills Investment Plan for Scotland’s Construction Sector, published four years ago.

Published 24 March 2020

Women in construction inspire female Stirling pupils

Leading women working in Scotland’s construction industry aimed to attract Stirling’s female high school pupils to take up a career in construction last week.

Published 10 March 2020

Scottish sites to peel back hoardings for Open Doors 2020

A campaign to attract more people into careers in construction kicks off this month, as 16 Scottish construction sites welcome in members of the public for special tours – including a world-leading research facility at the University of Glasgow.

Published 10 March 2020

New training centre for specialist trades needs new onsite assessors to expand

The Academy for Construction People in Glasgow was one of the UK Training and Assessment Centres set up in March 2018 with support from CITB.

Published 6 September 2019

Glasgow and Edinburgh businesses urged to make bid for CITB ‘go digital’ funding

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is inviting bids from digital-savvy business leaders for a share of £1 million in funding to help the construction industry to ‘go digital’.

Published 24 May 2019

Rugby star launches SkillBuild competition in Glasgow

Rugby World Cup winner Kyran Bracken has teamed up with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to kick off this year’s UK-wide SkillBuild competition in Glasgow.

Published 30 April 2019

Scotland’s iconic buildings set to benefit from sought-after stonemasonry skills

A new Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) partnership has been launched in Edinburgh to help meet the demand for stonemasonry skills to protect and preserve Scotland’s iconic buildings.

Published 2 October 2018

Industry experts appointed to CITB Nation Council for Scotland

CITB has today announced the new members of its Nations Councils for Scotland, England and Wales.

Published 27 September 2018

Tony Elliott to chair CITB’s new Nation Council for Scotland

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has appointed the three chairs of its new Nation Councils for Scotland, England and Wales, which the body said will play a crucial role in helping to determine the future of GB construction and provide strategic advice to meet sector skill needs.

Published 24 July 2018

Regional skills analysis of Scottish construction sector revealed in first-of-its-kind report

A detailed five-year overview of skills, demand and supply from across Scotland’s construction sector has been produced thanks to new research from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) that gives an unprecedented level of detail about the industry.

Published 11 July 2018

Working group formed to ensure long-term future for housebuilding skills

The Scottish Government is to work with key stakeholders to ensure the right skills are available for housing and construction developments.

Published 26 April 2018

CITB invites industry to join Scotland’s Nation Council

CITB Scotland is urging influential industry representatives to apply to join its new Nation Council and play a crucial role in helping to determine the future of UK construction.

Published 25 April 2018