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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.

New report urges Government to improve apprenticeship system

High skill, high tech construction apprenticeships are needed to boost the skills in infrastructure projects to drive the UK’s economic recovery, according to the Construction Industry Council (CIC).
Simon Turbutt

Montel Civil Engineering appoints new managing director

Montel Civil Engineering Ltd has announced the appointment of Simon Turbutt as its new managing director.
future leaders forum, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre

Future leaders’ forum to transform skills in the built environment 

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) is calling on early career professionals and students to join a new Built Environment Future Leaders’ Forum.
building services, BESA

BESA launches new associate membership scheme

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has launched a new membership category for individuals with an interest in the building services industry.
Living wage, morgan sindall

Morgan Sindall accredited as real living wage employer

Morgan Sindall has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer, a guarantee its staff will earn a fair wage that meets the costs and pressures of everyday life.
engineering careers, hs2

HS2 commits to engineering careers for the next generation

HS2 has signed up to the Tomorrow’s Engineers Code of Practice, which is designed to make engineering career opportunities for the next generation.
IR35,

IR35 changes: Hudson Contract urges contractors to seek expert help

HMRC warns businesses to prepare for IR35 changes, as Hudson Contract urges contractors and freelancers to avoid blanket determinations or quick fixes.
Victoria Smith, Aggregate Industries, Spadeoak

Aggregate Industries appoints new managing director

Construction materials supplier Aggregate Industries has appointed Victoria Smith as its new managing director for Spadeoak, its contracting business.
HS2, apprentices,

412 apprentices welcomed onto HS2 project

HS2 has welcomed 412 apprentices onto the project, as it expects this number to significantly increase over the next two years.
BSS, Chris Tinker

BBS Capital expands its team with key appointments

BBS Capital (BBS) has announced significant key appointments, including Chris Tinker, former CEO of Crest Nicholson
Karen Booth,

ISG appoints new chief financial officer

ISG has appointed Karen Booth as its new chief financial officer (CFO) to succeed the current incumbent Mark Stockton.
cladding crisis, Jon Curtis

Ringley appoints head of engineering to tackle cladding crisis

Ringley Group has appointed Jon Curtis as head of its building engineering division to spearhead its response to the cladding crisis.

Vistry Partnerships North East appoints two senior roles

Vistry Partnerships has appointed Jonathan Rudge as the new head of land and Melissa Flynn will join at the end of November as development manager
recruitment programme, 5% club, balfour beatty

Balfour Beatty pledges recruitment support for young people

Balfour Beatty has announced it will increase its ongoing commitment to its apprentice, graduate and trainee recruitment programmes.
learning and employment service

Interserve sells learning and employment service

Enact has acquired the Interserve Learning & Employment (ILE) service, complete with the current management team.
STEM skills, MyKindaFuture, National Grid

National Grid launches STEM skills and careers programme

More than 100,000 pupils in South London will benefit from the new STEM skills and careers outreach programmes being launched by National Grid in association with MyKindaFuture.
engineering T Levels,

EAL and City & Guilds to deliver T Levels in engineering

EAL and City & Guilds have been awarded the contract to deliver three engineering and manufacturing T Levels, this is following the success of their partnership to deliver construction qualifications in Wales.
Skills hub, HS2 Employment

Employment and skills hub set up for West London with HS2 funds

Businesses and residents in West London are set to benefit from a new employment and skills hub which has been set up with HS2 funding.
Construction industry

Construction jobs rise in West Midlands despite lockdown

Workers in the construction industry increased during the second quarter of the year, despite it coinciding with the lockdown when many sites were operating at reduced capacity, according to M&DH Insurance Services (M&DH).
Peter Freeman, Homes England chair,

Peter Freeman named as choice for new Homes England chair

Peter Freeman has been confirmed as the new Homes England chair to drive the delivery of homes and infrastructure to support economic recovery.
diversity issues in construction

Why the construction industry needs to step up to diversity issues

Diversity is not a new topic of conversation for the construction industry – it is well-documented that the sector is significantly behind other industries when it comes to the issue. Kay Jarvis, head of HR at blu-3 discusses why the better representation of all groups is essential, and it must happen soon.
Iain Sutton

Wates’ senior team member joins Crossfield Group

The Crossfield Group has appointed Iain Sutton, previously in senior roles at Wates for 22 years, as the head of operations.
Lifetime Skills Guarantee scheme,

Government skills funding must ‘prioritise building trades’

The Prime Minister has set out plans for a ‘Lifetime Skills Guarantee’ scheme to transform the training and skills system, aiming to help the country 'build back better' from coronavirus.
Helen Samuels, technical director

Kier appoints Helen Samuels as technical director

Kier has announced the appointment of Helen Samuels as technical director, a newly created senior role within its construction business.
redundancy process, support for employees,

Guidance to support young people through redundancy

The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) has released guidance for young people and companies who are going through redundancies.
apprenticeship scheme,

NHBC launches first ever apprenticeship scheme

Warranty and insurance provider, NHBC has launched its first-ever apprenticeship scheme aimed at developing the next generation of housebuilding talent,

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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.