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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.

Support for women in the UK construction sector

An Industry Guide has been designed that will assist employers in the UK construction sector work towards creating a more inclusive and diverse workplace.
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Girlguiding festival goes virtual to encourage more girls into STEM

As part of Amey’s partnership with Girlguiding UK, Amey is supporting the first-ever Adventures at Home Festival this Saturday 23 May, a programme of STEM activities for girls.
working arrangements, JCB,

GMB and JCB reach agreement to save 915 jobs

JCB and the GMB union have reached an agreement on new working arrangements designed to save 915 jobs across the UK.

Wates announces 300 redundancies amid pandemic

Wates Group has announced redundancies that will reduce staff numbers by approximately 300 in response to the economic impact of the coronavirus.
facilities management,

Mace reshapes its facilities management business

Consultancy Mace has announced a number of structural changes as it reshapes its facilities management (FM) division.
digital engineering,

New platform to enhance digital engineering skills

A new platform to deliver digital engineering skills has been launched today (18 May) by Made Smarter and Enginuity.
Adrian Savory, Stephen Fox,

BAM Nuttall appoints Adrian Savory as new chief executive

BAM Nuttall has appointed Adrian Savory as its new chief executive, as Stephen Fox gets ready to stepdown following ten years at the helm.
Furlough scheme,

Furlough scheme extended until October

The furlough scheme has been extended for a further four months until October, as workers will continue to receive 80% of their current salary.
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Lifeline for engineering apprentices during Covid-19 crisis

Engineering apprentices have been thrown a lifeline, as new protocols for carrying out vital End-Point Assessments remotely allow apprentices to achieve required benchmarks during Covid-19.
Rowan Baker, Laing O'Rourke

Laing O’Rourke appoints Rowan Baker as new CFO

Laing O’Rourke has announced the appointment of Rowan Baker as its new chief financial officer (CFO).
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Actis to host performance gap CPD training on Zoom

Actis is to start running its two CPD modules next month in a Zoom webinar format, the training sessions are free and both certified by the Construction CPD Certification Service.
Construction workers, Manchester Airport,

Construction workers at Manchester Airport ‘left without pay’

Construction workers at Manchester Airport have been 'left high and dry, without pay' during the Covid-19 pandemic, as Unite calls on the airport to ensure the workers get financial support.
Capital Raising, Costain

UAE contractor commits to invest £25m into Costain

ASGC, the UAE construction group, has committed to invest £25m into Costain, as part of the company's £100m cash-raising share issue.
Webinar series,

CSIC launches webinars to support the built environment

The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre will launch a new collaborative webinar series to explore what is needed to reset and recover the built environment.

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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.