CITB Scotland



CITB Scotland hails seventh year of growth for construction apprentice numbers

Recruitment of Scottish construction apprentices has grown for the seventh consecutive year, new figures from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) reveal.

Published 7 March 2018

10,000 workers needed to fulfil marginal growth of Scottish sector over next five years

Housing is set to lead a modest growth in Scotland’s construction industry over the next five years though more than 10,000 new workers will be required to meet demand, new research has revealed.

Published 5 February 2018

CITB confirms lower levy rate ahead of consensus vote in Scotland

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) in Scotland has confirmed it will cut the levy it collects from employers from 0.5% to 0.35% of the total payments made to employees (PAYE) in 2018-20.

Published 19 June 2017

Scotland’s top construction projects prepare to open their doors to public

A week-long campaign to attract more people into careers in construction will see 14 top Scottish construction sites pull back their hoardings to welcome in members of the public.

Published 23 March 2017

3D app helps young people see career reality

Young people are getting an insight into what it’s like to get a career in construction thanks to a new app.

Published 8 March 2017

Scottish construction apprentice numbers at six year high

Recruitment of Scottish construction apprentices has grown every year since 2011, new figures from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have revealed.

Published 2 March 2017

hub South West gives school leavers unique career opportunity

The lives of 11 young men from the south west of Scotland have been transformed by an innovative and ground-breaking partnership which has seen them launched towards rewarding careers in the construction industry.

Published 9 February 2017

12,000 new workers needed to service Scotland’s growing construction sector

Most sectors of Scotland’s construction industry will experience growth over the next five years with 12,000 new construction workers needed to meet demand, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has forecast.

Published 8 February 2017

New scaffolding training centre opens in Aberdeen

The first scaffolding training centre to deliver apprenticeships and commercial courses in the North East of Scotland opened its doors this week.

Published 5 October 2016

Scottish apprenticeships success ‘could be undermined’ by UK Levy uncertainty

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned that progress on Scottish apprenticeship numbers is in danger due to uncertainty over an upcoming UK-wide Apprenticeship Levy.

Published 9 June 2016

Scottish construction apprentice recruitment hits five year high

Recruitment of Scottish construction apprentices has reached a five year high, new figures from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) reveal.

Published 26 February 2016

CITB Scotland appoints new strategic partnerships director

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced the appointment of Ian Hughes as its new strategic partnerships director for Scotland.

Published 12 January 2016

CITB to fund new Scottish scaffolding training centre

Half a million pounds of new funding is available to train scaffolders in the North East of Scotland, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced.

Published 1 September 2015

National Construction College recognises Scotland’s top apprentices

Construction apprentice Steven Reid has scooped the coveted ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award at the National Construction College (NCC) Scotland Apprenticeship Awards ceremony which took place on 25 June 2015 at Inchinnan.

Published 30 June 2015

Stewart Milne Group Aberdeen event to target new subcontractor relationships

The Stewart Milne Group will be highlighting significant opportunities for tradespeople and subcontractors to work with it on developments across Scotland at an industry event in Aberdeen next week.

Published 2 June 2015