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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.

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CIBSE launches training course to address performance gap

CIBSE has launched the UK's first training course in advanced simulation modelling for design for NABERS UK Design for Performance (DfP).
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GMB lands deal to unionise 5,000 HS2 workers

GMB Union has secured a deal to unionise 5,000 HS2 workers, allowing them to have decent terms and conditions.
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Michael Gove appointed as new housing secretary

Michael Gove has been named the new minister for housing, communities and local government, replacing Robert Jenrick who was removed from the role.
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Project profession body launches CPD tool and guidance

Association for Project Management (APM) has launched a new tool to support members plan, track and reflect every stage of their development.
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Robert Jenrick removed as housing secretary in cabinet reshuffle

Robert Jenrick has been sacked from his position as housing secretary in prime minister Boris Johnson’s latest cabinet reshuffle.
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Lendlease infrastructure director joins WSP as head of planning

WSP has appointed Bob Tong, former infrastructure director at Lendlease, as its head of planning in the UK.

Gatwick commits to equal opportunities for women in STEM

Gatwick has committed to providing roles for women in STEM, the airport has recruited two male and two female engineering apprentices for its 2021 cohort.
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Unite secures access agreement on Align’s HS2 sites

HS2’s main contractor Align has agreed to allow Unite officials to visit the welfare facilities of its sites and speak to workers during their breaks.
Adrian Savory,

BAM Nuttall managing director steps down

BAM Nuttall's managing director, Adrian Savory is stepping down after 26 years with the company, as Ian Parish is appointed interim managing director.
Sienna Barbour, Terra

Terra appoints new strategic land manager 

Terra Strategic has expanded the team with the appointment of Sienna Barbour, who has joined the business as a strategic land manager to drive land and development opportunities.
Derek Quinn, RED Construction

RED Construction appoints Midas executive director

RED Construction has appointed Derek Quinn to lead its South West team as new managing director.
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Getting career ready with West Fraser

Manufacturer of engineered wood-based panel products, West Fraser helps young people into the world of work.
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One year on: HS2 reaches 20,000 jobs landmark

HS2 Ltd has announced that over 20,000 people are now working on the project, one year from the Prime Minister announcing the formal start of construction.
Rachel Sudlow,

SCAPE names R&D lead to boost innovation in public sector construction

Public procurement authority SCAPE has appointed Rachel Sudlow as its R&D lead in a newly created role designed to increase digital innovation across public sector construction.
Opportunity Action Plan

Amey launches opportunity action plan to boost social mobility

Amey has launched the Opportunity Action Plan, a series of challenges to address a lack of social mobility in some of the country’s most deprived regions.
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Willmott Dixon appoints Kier executive as general counsel

Willmott Dixon has appointed Hugh Raven to a new Board-level position of general counsel, reporting to group chief executive Rick Willmott.
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Students to gain access to construction sites with new SKILLcard

SKILLcard has launched a new card for the growing number of students who need access to construction sites to complement their placements.
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BAM sells German arm to focus on Netherlands, UK and Ireland

BAM has agreed to sell the shares of its German operating arm BAM Deutschland to focus on growth markets in the Netherlands, UK and Ireland.
Adrian Spragg

Laing O’Rourke appoints new head of digital

Adrian Spragg joins Laing O’Rourke from Accenture, where he was managing director for its UK aerospace and defence business.

Construction industry supports CITB levy proposals

Construction employers have backed CITB’s levy proposals to support skills and training across England, Scotland and Wales, through a consensus process.
Godwin Developments

Godwin Developments appoints three new senior roles

Godwin Developments has today (8 September) announced the appointment of three property professionals to its senior team.
Gavin Davies, nmcn

nmcn appoints Gavin Davies as new telecoms managing director

Construction and engineering company, nmcn plc, has announced the appointment of Gavin Davies as managing director for its telecoms business unit.
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Construction faces cement shortages as drivers ballot for strike action

The construction industry could face severe cement shortages if lorry drivers employed by Hanson vote for strike actions in a pay dispute on the Castle Cement contract.
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First learners welcomed at ‘Future of Construction’ Training Centre

Winvic Construction and IM Properties have welcomed the first learners inside its new ‘Future of Construction’ training centre in Leicestershire.
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NG Bailey appoints two new directors

Engineering company, NG Bailey has appointed Matthew Towner as regional director for London and Andrew French as director of ICT.
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RSK acquires water design & delivery provider MWH Treatment

RSK Group has acquired water design and delivery provider MWH Treatment to strengthen its services in the UK water sector.

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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.