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As the construction sector battles ongoing skills shortages, we have a range of articles within the HR & Skills News section which draw attention to this and create debate around what the industry can do to help ease the skills gap. Also within the HR & Skills News category, we bring you the latest 'people movement' stories within the sector. Making sure you're up to date with all of the industry latest.

CITB’s Strategic Plan,

CITB to give 19,000 people onsite experience

CITB has pledged to give 19,000 people construction site experience and allocate a further £110m, on top of grant support, to support learners and employers as part of its ‘Strategic Plan’.
roofing contractors, RoofCERT

50 roofers accredited through RoofCERT

Fifty roofers, from ten different roofing contractors across the country, have become the first operatives to become officially accredited by RoofCERT.
plant operator training

Van Elle launches plant operator training

Ground engineering company, Van Elle has revealed it will offer specialist plant operator training from its base in Kirby, Ashfield.
mark nicol

BAM Construction appoints new commercial director

BAM Construction has appointed Mark Nicol as its new commercial director.
suzy jones, Urban Splash

RIBA North director joins Urban Splash

House by Urban Splash has appointed former RIBA North director, Suzy Jones, as director of a new division of Urban Splash, dedicated to future living.

BIM4Water appoints a new vice-chair

BIM4Water announced that Clare Kovacs (national rehearsal lead and MWH treatment) has been elected to join the BIM4Water steering group as vice-chair.
Scottish construction employers, apprentices

Covid-19: Scottish construction employers rethink apprentices

A new study has revealed that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused more than half of Scottish construction employers to rethink hiring apprentices.
Jan Etchells

FMB elects first female national president

Members of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) have elected Jan Etchells as their new national president at their annual general meeting, held virtually on 18 September.
construction skills centre

CITB expands support for apprentices during Covid-19

The CITB is extending its support to help find a new employer for any displaced apprentice as part of a raft of measures to keep skills within the industry.
apprentices, sizewell c,

Sizewell C announces ambitious target to employ 1,500 apprentices

Sizewell C is increasing the number of apprentices it is aiming to employ from 1,000 to 1,500 if construction of the new nuclear power station goes ahead.
contracts manager, Dan Summers,

Living Space Housing appoints new contracts manager

Living Space Housing has appointed Dan Summers as its contracts manager, as the team expands to deliver 580 affordable homes over the next 18 months.
construction skills, West Midlands

Constructing opportunities in the West Midlands

Aaron Reid, head of sustainable procurement at Balfour Beatty, discusses the importance of connecting local people to new developments.
Gregor Craig, CBI Construction Council,

Skanska CEO named chair of CBI Construction Council

President and CEO of Skanska UK, Gregor Craig has been appointed as the new chair of the CBI Construction Council.
management trainee programme

Higgins welcomes students to trainee management programme

Higgins' new trainees have enrolled in BSc construction management and BSc quantity surveying degrees and will gain valuable experience.

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HR & Skills News

As the construction sector battles ongoing skills shortages, we have a range of articles within the HR & Skills News section which draw attention to this and create debate around what the industry can do to help ease the skills gap.

Also within the HR & Skills News category, we bring you the latest ‘people movement’ stories within the sector. Making sure you’re up to date with all of the industry latest.