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

Mixed response to Migration Advisory Committee immigration report

Recommendations for a new single skills-based immigration system have been welcomed by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) but condemned by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Published 29 January 2020

Work begins on development of more than 800 new homes in Sighthill

A transformational development of 824 new homes in Sighthill officially got under way yesterday.

Published 23 January 2020

Gary Logan: Byte-sized training to unlock Scottish construction productivity gains

Gary Logan, chair of the Building Contractor Training Group (BCTG), explains how the training group is addressing the skills shortage, thanks to CITB funding.

Published 5 December 2019

Moray pupils get hands on at ‘Constructing Your Future’ workshops

Over 100 pupils from secondary schools across Moray have benefitted from dedicated construction sector workshops hosted by Moray College UHI.

Published 3 December 2019

Halliday Fraser Munro supports drive to encourage industry’s new talent

Halliday Fraser Munro is developing the industry’s next generation of talent by supporting a major event aimed at encouraging young people to consider careers in construction and architecture.

Published 5 November 2019

CITB unveils £290k fund to digitally transform Scottish construction

Scotland’s construction bosses and their suppliers are at the heart of a new, CITB-funded programme to give construction leaders the skills to drive digital transformation.

Published 25 October 2019

Pupils shine during launch of schools construction competition

Grampian Construction Training Group held the first in a series of construction, engineering and building services challenges, designed to highlight the varied and exciting careers within the north east construction industry.

Published 4 October 2019

Construction employers call for ‘breathing space’ on post-Brexit visas

The UK government has been urged to relax its planned visa restrictions following the UK’s departure from the EU in favour of a flexible migration system for construction workers.

Published 3 October 2019

Trio of female joinery apprentices commence training with CITB and New College Lanarkshire

Three young women are carving out a career in joinery as they begin their Modern Apprenticeship training at New College Lanarkshire.

Published 29 August 2019