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Construction firms are being urged help homeless people into work

Construction firms are being urged help homeless people into work

Some of London’s most vulnerable homeless people could find jobs in the building sector, boosting the number of skilled workers
How do we encourage more women into the construction industry?

How do we encourage more women into the construction industry?

Getting women into the construction industry is a challenge, but one that must be addressed. OSC examines the factors that are holding female workers back
Construction skills test incorporated into SVQs following CITB consultation

Construction skills test incorporated into SVQs following CITB consultation

Following overwhelming support from the industry, the CITB has formally incorporated a skills test into Scottish Vocational Qualifications
Skills cards no longer a necessity for non-construction staff on site

Skills cards no longer a necessity for non-construction staff on site

Managers of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme have told site managers non-construction staff do not need official skills cards
Offsite construction training requires change

How should the sector deliver offsite construction training?

In an interview with Ben Lever of the CITB, we examine how the organisation will provide offsite construction training based on recent research
Construction skills shortage will hit the UK hard post-Brexit

Construction skills shortage will hit the UK hard post-Brexit

British labourers will not be able to fill tens of thousands of jobs held by migrant workers, exacerbating the construction skills shortage
SME construction suppliers benefit from Costain supply chain training academy

SME construction suppliers benefit from Costain supply chain training academy

Costain’s Supply Chain Academy is helping SME construction suppliers and employees to gain a greater understanding of the sector
Building services professionals to benefit from new training programme

Building services professionals to benefit from new training programme

A raft of new courses for building services professionals have been launched to help further knowledge and understanding of the building controls industry
UK construction skills gap

UK construction skills gap could be helped with temporary visas post-Brexit

Temporary visas spanning three years after Brexit could help plug the UK skills gap, according to a new report
Construction skills shortage holds back development

Construction skills shortage holds back development

The construction skills shortage is having an impact on the ability of the industry to progress but growth is being seen
New report brings mental health in construction centre stage

New report brings mental health in construction to centre stage

Mental illness in construction is becoming an increasingly prevalent problem. A new Mind Matters survey highlights some problem areas within the sector
The Corrosion Prevention Association launches new programme

The Corrosion Prevention Association launches new programme

A university engagement programme has been launched by the Corrosion Prevention Association to raise awareness of corrosion damage to buildings
CITB announce program to fund new wave of assessors

CITB announce programme to fund new wave of assessors

A shortage of training assessors will impact the ability of the next generation of construction workers to be qualified say the CITB
The BSRIA showcases ‘an overview of construction processes’ at young engineers event

The BSRIA showcases ‘an overview of construction processes’ at young engineers event

The BSRIA showcases ‘an overview of construction processes’ at young engineer’s event

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