CITB calls on sector to reskill for offsite construction ‘revolution’

Offsite construction could revolutionise the construction industry and provide a solution to the UK housing shortage, but only if the sector develops the right skills, a new Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) report has shown.

Published 19 April 2017

Major new partnership to boost construction skills for heritage

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has joined forces with Historic Environment Scotland, Historic England and the Welsh Historic Environment Service (Cadw), in a landmark partnership.

Published 29 March 2017

Young women urged to consider career in construction

Almost 90 girls aged 14-15 from secondary schools throughout the Borders attended a Women into Construction presentation at Borders College recently by a team from construction and residential development firm Cruden Group.

Published 10 March 2017

CITB launches biggest-ever Levy consultation

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is embarking on the biggest consultation the organisation has ever undertaken, with all in-scope employers being asked to give their views on the Levy proposal for 2018.

Published 15 February 2017

CITB-funded initiative to help ex-military personnel into construction

An industry-led initiative has been launched to encourage service leavers and veterans into careers in the UK construction sector.

Published 3 February 2017

Trade body BESA questions future of CITB Levy following cuts plan

Contractors’ group BESA has challenged the need for a levy from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and demanded to know what employers receive for their investment.

Published 23 January 2017

CITB unveils Levy proposal to fund new offer to industry

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is to begin its consultation with industry on a new Levy offer which would see an across the board reduction for all firms to fund a new more relevant offer for industry and a reformed grants scheme.

Published 16 January 2017

CITB chief executive Adrian Belton resigns

Adrian Belton has resigned as chief executive of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and will leave at the end of 2016.

Published 12 December 2016

CITB having ‘little or no impact’ in providing training to SMEs

An independent survey into the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has criticised the body for having “little or no impact on its primary mission of encouraging the provision of training” among the sector’s SMEs.

Published 8 December 2016

CITB to strengthen Consensus process

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is to treble the number of construction employers that are surveyed as part of its compulsory Levy Order Consensus process.

Published 2 December 2016

Mitie and CITB team up to encourage employers to ‘Think Differently’ about disability

Unemployed people with disabilities are being helped into work through an innovative £900,000 programme which is being piloted in Scotland by Mitie and CITB.

Published 30 November 2016

Three Scottish projects benefit from CITB funding

Three construction work experience and pre-employment programmes in Scotland have been successful in receiving financial assistance from the latest round of CITB funding.

Published 29 November 2016

Scottish apprentices shine at SkillBuild final

Three Scottish construction apprentices have been recognised as being among the best in the UK after winning awards at the SkillBuild 2016 final.

Published 23 November 2016

CITB and Homes for Scotland launch fund to train non-trade employees

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Homes for Scotland (HFS) have launched a new £250,000 scheme to train non-trade employees.

Published 14 November 2016

CITB creates new industry relations director post

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has created a new industry relations director role to boost industry engagement at a time of critical change for employers.

Published 9 August 2016