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

CITB cuts levy bills to support sector’s recovery

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has today announced that it will be suspending levy payments from industry until September to help employers recover from the impact of coronavirus.

Published 25 June 2020

CITB hails construction sector’s apprentice retention

A survey by the CITB has found that just 141 construction apprentices out of more than 10,800 contacted have been made redundant in Britain due to the coronavirus pandemic to date.

Published 19 May 2020

Inverness man runs 10 marathons in May to raise money for NHS

An Inverness man with a heart of gold has vowed to run the equivalent of ten marathons in May to raise money for the country’s NHS heroes.

Published 7 May 2020

CITB closes National Construction Colleges and employers and apprentices support

Among a raft of measures addressing the coronavirus crisis, CITB is closing its four National Construction Colleges, has cancelled its spring roadshows, and pledged to do all it can to support the construction sector and particularly apprentices and trainees over the coming weeks and months.

Published 23 March 2020

Sarah Beale: CITB's coronavirus response plan

CITB CEO Sarah Beale has written the following message outlining the training body’s coronavirus response plan.

Published 20 March 2020

Construction career event receives ‘overwhelming’ support

The construction and demolition industries showed their support for Scottish Apprenticeship Week yesterday by raising awareness of career opportunities at a school careers event in Glasgow. 

Published 4 March 2020

CSIC to drive offsite construction with launch of training and learning programme

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has teamed up with an expert UK-wide network of project partners to launch a major training programme to help grow best practice and skills in offsite construction.

Published 2 March 2020

New Go Construct service for local work experience on construction sites

CITB is developing a new online service featuring work experience opportunities on local construction sites, part of a drive to link candidates with employers.  

Published 2 March 2020

Banchory Academy wins ‘Build Your Future’ construction challenge

Last week saw almost 100 S2 pupils from across the North East travel to Aberdeen Football Club for the final of the Build Your Future school’s construction challenge.

Published 7 February 2020