Scottish construction bodies reject CITB levy proposals

Members of the Scottish Building Federation (SBF) and the Scottish Decorators’ Federation (SDF) have both voted overwhelmingly to reject the Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) proposals to continue to raise the construction industry training levy.

Published 29 September 2017

CITB given ‘last chance’ to reform and address Scottish discontent

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has called on the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to better recognise Scotland’s “high-quality” construction apprenticeships as it backed the continuation of the training body.

Published 26 September 2017

Balfour Beatty to vote in favour of CITB

Balfour Beatty has revealed it is set to vote in favour of keeping the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) after receiving "assurances" from the skills body, just weeks after group chief executive Leo Quinn described it as “unaccountable”.

Published 15 September 2017

Over 300 projects benefit from CITB levy funding

More than 300 projects across the UK have benefitted from CITB levy funding, a new report has revealed.

Published 5 September 2017

BAM Nuttall to support CITB Consensus

Chief executive Steve Fox has confirmed that BAM Nuttall will support the CITB Consensus vote, arguing that disbanding the body would be a significant setback for skills development in the industry.

Published 4 September 2017

Scottish construction bodies seek member views on future of CITB levy

Scottish construction industry bodies are surveying their memberships for views on the future of the Construction Levy administered UK-wide by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

Published 1 September 2017

Balfour Beatty set to vote against ‘unaccountable’ CITB

Balfour Beatty has revealed that it is likely to vote against the continuation of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) because of a “fundamental weakness” in the training body.

Published 21 August 2017

31,000 expected to retire from Scottish construction industry over next decade

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has launched a campaign to get young people to join the construction industry as new statistics revealed 20% of the sector’s workforce is set to retire in the next decade.

Published 10 August 2017

CITB study reveals value of construction vocational qualifications

Achieving a vocational qualification (VQ) can add up to 25% to a construction worker’s salary, according to new research from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

Published 1 August 2017

Blog: How CITB will change under my leadership

Sarah Beale on her appointment as CEO of CITB on a permanent basis.

Published 13 July 2017

Scottish builders ‘increasingly concerned’ by planned new craft apprenticeship framework

Scottish construction employers are becoming increasingly concerned by plans to introduce a new framework governing how apprentices working in the industry’s traditional craft trades are trained and employed.

Published 12 July 2017

Ministers show support for reformed CITB

The UK government has reaffirmed its support for the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) that its future is secure just so long as it continues its programme of reform.

Published 11 July 2017

Migrant workers employed by one in three UK construction firms

A third of the UK’s construction firms employ migrant workers citing skills and availability as the top reasons, according to a major industry report.

Published 22 June 2017

CITB retains Skills Test in new SVQs after strong industry support

As a result of a wide and detailed consultation with employers and educators in Scotland, CITB has ensured a set of nine, new, craft Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQ) will be ready for the new intake of Apprentices in August and that the SVQs now formally incorporate the highly valued Skills Test.

Published 19 June 2017

Apprentice matching scheme extended

Published 5 June 2017