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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.

Walsall College acquires CITB’s National Construction College

Walsall College will purchase CITB’s National Construction College (NCC) facility based at King’s Norton, Birmingham, on 30 November.
Andy Cook, data centres,

Sisk appoints Andy Cook to lead data centre delivery

John Sisk & Son has appointed Andy Cook to lead the operational delivery for data centres throughout the UK.
Northgate, construction apprenticeship

Chester’s Northgate development boosts apprentice numbers

To date, 11 apprentices have been employed to work on the Chester Northgate development within the first six months of the scheme’s construction.
Helen Willis, Costain

Costain appoints new chief financial officer

Costain, the smart infrastructure solutions company, has announced the appointment of Helen Willis to the Board as chief financial officer with effect from 30 November 2020.
Structural Warranty, Premier Guarantee, builders,

Premier Guarantee bounces back from lockdown with orders up 50%

Structural Warranty provider Premier Guarantee has reported a significant increase in new home orders following the industry-wide coronavirus lockdown in spring.
changes to the IR35 legislation

Majority of construction companies aren’t ready for changes to IR35

70% of medium and large UK construction companies are not fully prepared for upcoming changes to the IR35 legislation, according to a survey by Randstad.
Vijay Madhaparia

Developer jailed for ‘deliberate deceit and dishonesty’

Developer Vijay Madhaparia has been sentenced to 27 months in prison after he falsified documents from the tax authorities.
Canary wharf, NHBC

Canary Wharf Group awarded NHBC Seal of Excellence

The construction team at Canary Wharf Group’s One Park Drive, located in Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf, have been awarded an NHBC Seal of Excellence at this year’s Pride of the Job Awards.

Wates to become real living wage provider

Wates has confirmed that every one of its business units will achieve Living Wage Recognised Service Provider (RSP) status within five years.
Construction industry, ACE,

ACE urges employers to embrace values of the next generation

The construction industry has a huge opportunity to attract the next generation, according to new research released by the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE).

Keltbray hires three new MD’s as part of organisational revamp

Keltbray has appointed three new managing directors, as it unveils an organisational revamp to deliver its customer focussed strategy.
broker, professional indemnity

Gallagher appointed as broker for Amey

Gallagher has won a multi-year appointment as the professional indemnity (PI) broker for public services supplier Amey.
Be Covid Smart, covid training

CICV Forum launches ‘Be Covid Smart’ digital learning toolkit

Working closely with Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), the CICV Forum launched the 'Be Covid Smart' training and learning programme.

Construction Leadership Council announces restructure

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has been restructured to broaden its industry representation and reach into local regions.
Tom Jarman, House by Urban Splash

House by Urban Splash appoints new director of architecture

House by Urban Splash has announced the appointment of Tom Jarman as its new director of architecture, strengthening its 'Live Well by Design' philosophy
Sizewell C, East Coast College

Engineering students urge the government to ‘give us a future’

Students from East Coast College in Lowestoft have written to senior figures within the government including local MP Therese Coffey urging them to back Sizewell C.
Sarah Beale

CITB chief executive Sarah Beale resigns

CITB’s chief executive Sarah Beale has handed in her resignation and will be leaving the organisation in September 2021.
Will Rudd

Will Rudd appoints two new managing directors

Will Rudd has appointed two new managing directors, MJ O’Shaughnessy and Gillian Ogilvie, to lead its Glasgow and Edinburgh offices.
Yorkshire recruitment, Morgan Sindall

Morgan Sindall to expand Yorkshire and North East recruitment

Morgan Sindall Construction is looking to expand its recruitment in Yorkshire and the North East, as it targets commercial, public sector and mixed-use regeneration projects.
Baerbel Schuett, Wates,

Wates Residential appoints new development director

Baerbel Schuett has been appointed as Wates Residential’s new development director, with immediate effect.
Social Value Quality Mark Level 2,

Kier becomes first contractor to secure Social Value Quality Mark Level 2

Kier Construction has become the first contractor in the UK to be awarded the Social Value Quality Mark Level 2.
construction testing

CITB calls for crackdown on construction testing fraud

The CITB has called for help to crack down on fraud in construction testing, as unknown facilitators cash in on a surge in demand.
significant financial distress

4,500 construction firms fall into significant financial distress

In the last quarter, almost 4,500 construction businesses have fallen into significant financial distress, according to the latest Red Flag Alert research by Begbies Traynor.
Hugh Simpson, Architects Registration Board, ARB

ARB appoints Hugh Simpson as new chief executive

The Architects Registration Board (ARB) has appointed Hugh Simpson as its new chief executive.
Katya Samokhvalova, Nexus

Nexus appoints a new associate planner

Nexus Planning has appointed a new associate planner, Katya Samokhvalova, who joins the planning consultancy’s growing London office.
Construction employment, skills, CITB

CITB calls on Government to invest in construction industry skills

Government investment is needed to support skills in the coming year to prevent a generation of talent being lost and boost construction employment, says CITB.

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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.