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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.

Pride in the Job, NHBC

NHBC announces winners of Pride in the Job Awards 2021

The NHBC has announced this year’s winners of its flagship Pride in the Job Awards, recognising site managers who have achieved the highest standards in housebuilding across the UK.
Martin Gaffney, Living Space Housing

Living Space Housing appoints new project manager

Living Space Housing has appointed Martin Gaffney as a project manager to head up the delivery of its flagship Malvern Oaks development in Cradley, Herefordshire.

University of Bolton to deliver facilities management degree apprenticeship

Bolton University will deliver a facilities management degree apprenticeship, after gaining approval as an IWFM recognised centre to deliver the IWFM diploma as a dual award with its BSc (Hons) in facilities and built asset management programme.
Nick Williams, Wates Residential,

Wates Residential appoints new production director

Wates Residential has appointed Nick Williams as its new production director to develop the company's operational strategy.
civil engineering apprenticeship, degree apprenticeship, Amey

Amey launches civil engineering degree apprenticeship programme

Amey Consulting has welcomed its first students to the civil engineer degree apprenticeship (CEDA) programme, working in partnership with The School of Energy, Construction and Environment (ECE).
kathleen shepherd

Construction waste director banned for 7 years

Kathleen Shepherd, director of construction waste company Shepherd Site Services, has been disqualified for 7 years for trading while insolvent and failing to pay creditors £140,000.
madi pilgrim

Persimmon Homes appoints first director of talent and diversity

FTSE 100 listed housebuilder Persimmon Homes has appointed Madi Pilgrim as its first director of talent and diversity.
peter denton

Peter Denton confirmed as new chief exec of Homes England

Peter Denton, chief executive of the Hyde Group, has been confirmed as the new chief executive of Homes England.
jon mcelroy

Mace appoints new managing director for international technology

Mace has appointed Jon McElroy as its new managing director for international technology.
deskilling electricians

Contractors scrap plans to ‘deskill’ electricians

Plans to introduce deskilling training standards, which led to widespread protests by Unite electricians across the UK, have been scrapped.
Construction workers, CITB, construction

Construction industry will need ‘216,800 new workers by 2025’

The construction industry has bounced back from the Covid-19 pandemic and should reach 2019 levels of output in 2022, but by 2025, the industry will need to recruit an additional 217,000 new workers just to meet demand.
gender inequality in construction

Mace and Amey bosses chair campaign to tackle construction gender inequality

Mace’s Mandy Willis and Amey’s Amanda Fisher have been appointed co-chairs of the REbuild Project to tackle gender inequality in the construction industry.
Catherine Brookes, Tilbury Douglas

Tilbury Douglas appoints new highways director for infrastructure

Tilbury Douglas has announced the appointment of Catherine Brookes as highways sector director for their infrastructure business.
Sir George Iacobescu, Canary Wharf Group

Canary Wharf Group appoints new non-executive chairman

Canary Wharf Group has appointed Sir George Iacobescu CBE as its new non-executive chairman.

Amey and Bell Group launches new prison academy

Securing employment is a key part of successful reintegration back into society upon prison release, Amey and Bell Group have teamed up with the New Futures Network to create a series of academies that will help transform lives and reduce reoffending.
Jonathon Collett,

nmcn appoints Jonathon Collett to head up north operations

nmcn has appointed Jonathon Collett, former head of Local Government services at Jacobs, to head up operations for the north.
bam facilities management, living wage,

BAM FM recognised as real living wage employer

BAM Facilities Management, part of BAM Construct UK, has been accredited as a Living Wage Foundation recognised service provider.
Graduate employment, HS2

HS2 contractor helps graduates into employment

Balfour Beatty Vinci, HS2’s construction partner is working in partnership with Birmingham City University to support its graduates into employment.
Hs2 union agreement,

Construction unions sign landmark access agreement with HS2

Construction unions GMB and Unite have signed an agreement with Mace/Dragados JV for HS2's new Euston Station scheme.
Construction industry

New film showcases opportunities for next generation in construction

The Construction Innovation Hub and Class Of Your Own (COYO), supported by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), has released a new film, Where it All Begins, as part of a call on the construction industry to attract the next generation.
Vicky Bullivant, Laing O'Rourke

Laing O’Rourke appoints new group head of sustainability

Laing O’Rourke has appointed Vicky Bullivant, former head of sustainable business at Drax Group, as its new group head of sustainability.
Construction manager skills, digital learning

Upskilling to accelerate digital adoption in construction

The newly launched Digital learning platform on the Supply Chain Sustainability School supports the modernisation of digital technology within the industry by upskilling managers working in the construction sector.
tunnelling operative apprentice

HS2 partner launches search for tunnelling operative apprentices

HS2’s construction partner Align JV will recruit 9 new apprentices to its level two tunnelling operative apprenticeship to help dig the 10-mile twin bore tunnels under the Chilterns.

NHBC launches new training hub for future housebuilders

NHBC has unveiled a new training hub in the West Midlands which it will use to help develop the next generation of skilled tradespeople starting out in housebuilding.
Kier Highways

Kier Highways shakes up senior leadership team

Kier Highways has promoted Louise McMahon to head of strategy and business improvement and Neil Wilson is now head of safety, health, environment and assurance (SHEA).
Andy Oldham, Mace

Mace appoints new lead for defence, nuclear, energy and utilities

Mace has appointed Andy Oldham, former programme director at Atkins, as its new business unit director for defence, nuclear, energy and utilities.

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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.