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Cost cutting by CITB will see reduced training and office moves

16 November 2017 - CITB - admin - Comments Off on Cost cutting by CITB will see reduced training and office moves

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The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has today revealed its bold new strategy and proposals for its future offer – Vision 2020: The Future CITB. These will create the strategic, forward-looking and agile skills body that the industry is seeking. Plans to modernise and reinvigorate CITB follow the Government’s ITB Review and the triennial Consensus process. […]

DWP partners with CITB to get more people in construction

17 October 2017 - Constuction Jobs - admin - Comments Off on DWP partners with CITB to get more people in construction

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A campaign aimed at attracting more people of all ages and backgrounds from across the UK into the sector has been launched this week by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The Build Your Future campaign takes place for two weeks (Monday 9th October – Friday 20th […]

UK’s largest house builders vote 10 to 1 against CITB levy

4 October 2017 - CITB - admin - Comments Off on UK’s largest house builders vote 10 to 1 against CITB levy

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The country’s house builders have returned a resoundingly negative response in the vote on whether the industry has confidence in the CITB, the body which collects a Levy on construction companies to help fund skills and training courses for their employees In terms of Levy paid, 89% voted against CITB continuing as the lead body […]

FMB members vote for continuation of CITB levy under suspiction

26 September 2017 - CITB - admin - Comments Off on FMB members vote for continuation of CITB levy under suspiction

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The CITB has won a vote for the continuation of the levy in suspicious circumstances after the FMB put is voters weight behind CITB giving them a majority of just one in the vote. The FMB gave a final result 82 members of the trade body voted to keep the CITB’s levy paying powers compared […]

UK construction firms rely heavily on migrant workers

25 July 2017 - CITB, Constuction Jobs, Migrant workers - admin - Comments Off on UK construction firms rely heavily on migrant workers

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A major CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) report into migration and the construction industry has revealed that a third of firms employ migrant workers, saying they have comparable skills to British workers and are more readily available. Some employers (22%) also said they have a better work ethic. But only 1% of firms said they […]

CITB Chief resigns after less than three years

11 December 2016 - CITB - admin - Comments Off on CITB Chief resigns after less than three years

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CITB’s chief excutive has resigned after less than three years in the job after continued scrutiny Adrian Belton who was chief executive at the  training body, which is now subject to a Government review into its future role, revealed that Belton would formally exit at the end of the year. Sarah Beale, currently chief financial officer, will […]

Growth slowdown in construction to ease skills shortages

7 November 2016 - CITB - admin - Comments Off on Growth slowdown in construction to ease skills shortages

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The construction industry is facing a slowdown in growth in the aftermath of the EU referendum vote, according to the latest data from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). The latest Construction Skills Network report (PDF, 266 KB) reveals that construction’s expected output over the next five years now averages 2% per annum – down from 2.5% in […]

CPCS could be bought out by consortium

23 October 2016 - CITB - admin - 4 Comments

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Rumours about the offloading of CPCS from the CITB to a privately run consortium have emerged after a review industry’s plant skills card scheme. The CITB own CPCS as a non for profit scheme for the plant industry training, it seems that this could be off loaded to new stakeholders who have not yet been revealed. […]

CITB distribute new £442,268 of funding of SME’s

14 July 2016 - CITB - admin - Comments Off on CITB distribute new £442,268 of funding of SME’s

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The fund, which is part of CITB’s Flexible Fund, grants up to £5000 for levy payers with fewer than 50 employees, to provide skills and training to their workforce. To date, 104 successful applicants have received £442,268 in funding. This round, all 60 small and micro construction firms, who were eligible for funding had their […]

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 […]


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