Scottish construction industry to lean on housebuilding for future growth

Growth in Scotland’s construction industry over the next five years will largely be driven by housebuilding as many of the national large-scale infrastructure come to an end, though more than 21,000 new workers will be needed to replace those leaving the workforce, according to new research.

Published 27 January 2016

Firms urged to apply for CITB’s Flexible and Structured Funds

The application process for the next round of CITB’s Flexible and Structured Funds is now open, with the last date for submissions on February 16.

Published 21 January 2016

Jobs to go in latest round of CITB reforms

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced plans to shed 46 jobs in a restructuring of its middle management.

Published 15 January 2016

Scottish Stonemason apprentice wins gold at national construction competition

An apprentice stonemason from Edinburgh College has been named one of the country’s most talented apprentices at SkillBuild, a national construction competition organised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

Published 7 December 2015

Construction firms optimistic about year-end growth

Construction firms remain highly optimistic about their business outlook, despite a slight dip in growth momentum last month, the results of a survey of purchasing managers have revealed.

Published 3 December 2015

Construction workers paid more than staff in other sectors

Wages in the construction industry have risen at a faster rate than any other sector over the past 12 months, according to fresh analysis of the latest data.

Published 28 October 2015

Scottish winners at national construction awards

A Scottish apprentice and employer are celebrating winning at the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Managing Agency Apprentice Awards.

Published 15 October 2015

New initiative helps young people ‘Get into Home Building’

Twenty-five young people have successfully completed a six week Prince’s Trust ‘Get into Home Building’ programme, which helps unemployed young people gain practical skills and experience in the home building industry.

Published 2 October 2015

Campaign launched to meet Scotland’s construction’s skills challenge

A new campaign has been launched to encourage people to consider a career in construction in an effort to fill more than 220,000 new jobs that will be created in the sector.

Published 28 September 2015

CITB simplifies access to £20m construction training funds

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is to make it easier for employers to apply for training funding for their staff by simplifying the application system.

Published 20 August 2015

Chance to nominate for best in Scottish construction

The CITB Pride of Construction Awards 2015 is looking for the country’s best construction workers.

Published 14 July 2015

Construction card fraud still an issue on UK sites

One in five of those responsible for checking cards on construction sites have seen fake certification cards for construction workers in the past year, according to a new survey published today.

Published 11 June 2015

James Wates reappointed chairman of CITB

UK skills minister Nick Boles has reappointed James Wates CBE to chair the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

Published 8 June 2015

Forster Roofing invests in next generation

Forster Roofing has launched its own in-house Skills Academy to train the next generation and directly tackle the challenge faced by the construction industry’s skills shortage.

Published 19 May 2015

New construction apprentice opportunities in the Highlands

More construction apprenticeships will be available for young people in the Highlands thanks to a ground breaking scheme, launched in Inverness today.

Published 18 May 2015