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
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 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
More than 300 projects across the UK have benefitted from CITB levy funding, a new report has revealed.
Published 5 September 2017
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 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 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
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
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
Sarah Beale on her appointment as CEO of CITB on a permanent basis.
Published 13 July 2017
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
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
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
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
Published 5 June 2017