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CSCS card changes for trainees Managers and supervisors

19 June 2016 - Apprenticeships, Managers in construction - admin - Comments Off on CSCS card changes for trainees Managers and supervisors

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CSCS has announced a series of changes to the process for obtaining Trainee, Supervisory and Manager cards as of 1st of August 2016. Trainee Cards From the new date only one Trainee card will be available which will cover all construction occupations. This will replace the Trainee (Craft and Operative) and Trainee (Technical, Supervisory and […]

Parents urged to encourage construction careers

30 May 2016 - Apprenticeships, CITB - admin - Comments Off on Parents urged to encourage construction careers

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Parents have been urged to promote careers in the house-building industry to their children, with research pointing to great opportunities for progression. Past CITB studies have shown that 38% of people who embark on house-building apprenticeships reach managerial level, while seven in 10 entering the construction industry stay there until they retire. However, new polling […]

CITB new fund for Trailblazers in Apprenticeships

9 May 2016 - Apprenticeships - admin - Comments Off on CITB new fund for Trailblazers in Apprenticeships

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CITB has launched a new fund to support employers investing in higher Trailblazer Apprenticeships. The Trailblazer Apprenticeship Fund, which opened yesterday, will offer grants to employers training apprentices at levels 4-7, right up to post-graduate qualifications. The fund is a transitory measure, pending the Government announcing full details about its Apprenticeship Levy and CITB completing […]

New funding to train 45000 construction workers by 2019

22 March 2016 - Apprenticeships, Booming construction - admin - Comments Off on New funding to train 45000 construction workers by 2019

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Over 45,000 new homebuilding workers will be trained by 2019 to help tackle the nation’s housing shortage through a £2.7 million initiative announced today by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and Home Builders Federation (HBF). The first of its kind, the Home Building Skills Partnership – working with research on their needs from some […]

Construction apprentices reach 6 year high say CITB

14 March 2016 - Apprenticeships - admin - Comments Off on Construction apprentices reach 6 year high say CITB

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Construction apprenticeships across Great Britain are up 12% in the past year, reaching levels not seen since before the 2008 financial crisis. New stats released by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), for National Apprenticeship Week (14-18 March), reveal that 22,496 young people started construction apprenticeships in 2014/2015. This is up from 19,973 in 2013/14. […]

New apprentice resource pack available

9 March 2016 - Apprenticeships - admin - Comments Off on New apprentice resource pack available

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A new apprenticeships resource pack has been released as individuals, businesses and organisations get ready to celebrate the benefits of on-the-job training. The pack has been put together in the run-up to National Apprenticeship Week, which will see hundreds of special events taking place throughout England between March 14 and 18. Aimed at helping businesses and […]

Older construction workers experience should be passed on

10 December 2015 - Apprenticeships - admin - Comments Off on Older construction workers experience should be passed on

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Many of the older workers in the construction industry should be used to mentor younger people to pass on their skills and experience, as the older workers experience is being wasted according to a new report. The Chartered Institute of Building has released results on its latest survey Exploring the impact of the ageing population […]

FMB reports small firms “Put off” hiring apprentices because of the red tape

6 December 2015 - Apprenticeships, Federation of master builders - admin - Comments Off on FMB reports small firms “Put off” hiring apprentices because of the red tape

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Small construction firms are being put off hiring apprentices because of the red tape they believe is involved, despite the fact that the majority want to launch their own on-the-job training schemes. According to research carried out by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), 94% of small building companies say they want to train up […]

Apprenticeships numbers soar in construction

15 October 2015 - Apprenticeships - admin - Comments Off on Apprenticeships numbers soar in construction

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Number of people signing up to apprenticeships soars as many chose to earn a wage while training, official statistics show many  now value on the job training. According to the latest figures, more than 872,000 are enrolled on Government-funded apprenticeships – the highest amount ever to be seen. There are also unprecedented numbers of people […]

Apprentices “can earn more” than university graduates

9 October 2015 - Apprenticeships - admin - Comments Off on Apprentices “can earn more” than university graduates

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Taking a higher apprenticeship offers people the chance to earn more money than going to many universities, a survey has found. According to a study published by the Sutton Trust, youngsters who start their working lives with a Level 5 higher apprenticeship will bank £1.44 million over the course of their careers. That is around […]


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