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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.

Social value, Lucy Davies, Tilbury Douglas

Tilbury Douglas appoints head of social value

Tilbury Douglas has appointed Lucy Davies as head of social value to develop the company’s CSR activities, including apprenticeships, community volunteering, local employment and supply chain engagement.
balfour pay dispute

Balfour faces ‘looming industrial action’ over ‘insulting’ pay offer

Manuel Cortes, general secretary of TSSA, has warned of “looming industrial action” at Balfour Beatty where union members are being balloted in a dispute over pay.
Dan Brown

HLM Architects appoints new head of MMC delivery

HLM Architects has appointed Dan Brown as its new associate, head of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) delivery.
Simon Carr, Henry Boot,

Henry Boot shakes up senior management team

Simon Carr of Henry Boot Construction and Giles Boot of Banner Plant will be retiring from their roles as managing director on 30 June 2021.
Lagan Energy Engineering,

Keltbray Lagan Power completes management buyout

The founders of Keltbray Lagan Power, a part of the Keltbray Group since 2018, have completed a management buyout of the business.
Andy Morris, Mark Booth, Hayfield

Hayfield makes senior role alterations

Hayfield has promoted Andy Morris, former operations director, to the role of managing director, as co-founder Mark Booth becomes chairman.
Bentley Education

Bentley launches infrastructure education programme

Bentley Systems has launched the Bentley Education programme to encourage future infrastructure professionals to work toward a career in the engineering, design, and architectural fields.
Tilbury Douglas

Tilbury Douglas appoints two new regional managing directors

Tilbury Douglas has appointed two new regional managing directors, covering the Northern and Central regions of the UK construction firm.
Milestone Infrastructure, M Group Services

M Group finalises Skanska infrastructure services acquisition

Following the completion of Skanska UK's infrastructure services acquisition, a new operating business, Milestone Infrastructure Ltd has been formed.
SaaS company, Kyle Hamer,

Asite appoints new CMO to accelerate growth

SaasS company, Asite has appointed Kyle Hamer as its new chief marketing officer to lead the global marketing and communications team.
ice summer project,

Opportunities for ICE student members in its summer project

The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)’s programme of virtual work experience is open to ICE student members due to graduate in 2022 – apply by 31 May.
construction pension,

Urgent action needed to ‘plug black hole in construction pension saving’

The majority of construction workers are not saving for retirement, creating a 'destitute generation of future pensioners', research by Unite has found.
Laing O’Rourke, Andrew Wolstenholme

Laing O’Rourke appoints former Crossrail CEO as technical director

Laing O’Rourke has appointed Andrew Wolstenholme OBE as its new group technical director to lead the delivery of technical excellence for clients and enhance the company’s digital capability.
Energy apprenticeships, Training academy

Joint venture to boost renewable energy apprenticeships

Vital Energi are working in collaboration with The City of Liverpool College to deliver renewable energy and heat network apprenticeship programme.
Philippa Spence

Ramboll appoints new UK managing director

Ramboll has appointed Philippa Spence as the new UK managing director to drive the engineering and consultancy’s 1,300-strong UK business.
Richard Boeg, Tilbury Douglas

Tilbury Douglas appoints new regional managing director

Tilbury Douglas has appointed a new regional managing director for the South East region of their UK Building business.
Tracking app, Mitie, RMT

Rail union demands withdrawal of Mitie ‘staff tracking app’

Rail Union RMT has demanded the withdrawal of an app that Mitie are attempting to force on staff that would track their movements, according to the union.
Knowledge Quad, Morgan Sindall

Morgan Sindall launches second training facility on live construction site

Morgan Sindall has launched its second Knowledge Quad as part of its work on the University of Salford’s new Science, Engineering and Environment Building (SEE Building).
Ann-Marie Morrison

Costain appoints new Network Rail client director

Costain has appointed former Mace operations director, Ann-Marie Morrison as its new Network Rail client director.
Frazer Meiklejohn,

Amey appoints operations director to bolster projects in Scotland

Amey has appointed Frazer Meiklejohn as its new operations director to bolster its project capability in Scotland.
pay rise for construction workers

FMB & Unite agree 1.5% pay rise for construction workers

The Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council (BATJIC) has agreed to a 1.5% pay rise for construction workers which will come into effect in June 2021.
Keith Evans,

Premier Guarantee appoints new deputy managing director

Premier Guarantee has appointed Keith Evans as its new deputy managing director to lead the North, South and key national surveying departments.
building services jobs

New building services jobs board to help match recruits

BESA is partnering with PRS Recruitment to deliver a new online jobs board to help members attract new recruits and match skilled people with the right job.
head of digital,

Tilbury Douglas appoints new head of digital

Tilbury Douglas has appointed Aneesa Mulla as the new head of digital to focus on its digital transformation strategy and MMC.
Michael Jones

Godwin Developments appoints new construction director

Godwin Developments has appointed Michael Jones as construction director to lead the business’ construction and development functions.
John Batterbee,

Costain technology director joins Atkins

Atkins has appointed John Batterbee to lead its new applied technology practice, which has been formed in response to a growing demand for digital and technology capabilities.

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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.