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Kier infrastructure project to bring £200m skills boost to Luton

Kier, working in joint venture (JV) with VolkerFitzpatrick delivering the Direct Air to Rail Transit (DART) system for the London Luton Airport is launching a skills academy in Luton to bolster local talent and provide training opportunities
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CITB reveals reforming Business Plan

CITB has today (17 April) unveiled its three-year Business Plan, a reforming programme of work designed to modernise its business and continue to focus on skills
BRIDGE project

BRIDGE project aims to tackle skills shortages in construction

As part of the BRIDGE project, the professional construction team at Derby College organised an activity day at The Bemrose School in Derby to teach students more about the careers available in the construction sector

Study reveals how automation will impact the construction industry

According to research conducted by consultant PwC, construction is expected to experience the third highest percentage of jobs replaced by automaton
gender pay gap

Gender pay gap in construction revealed

Thousands of employers across the UK construction industry with over 250 staff have been required to publish their gender pay gap figures, as the government hopes to uncover the barriers preventing women from reaching the top

Specialist construction programme apprentices set for a bright future

The first trainees undertaking a new apprenticeship in a specialist area of construction are set for a bright future after successfully completing the trade body run programme

Joint venture inspires young people to consider a career in construction

Young people in Glasgow have benefitted from an insight into the construction industry, as regeneration specialist Urban Union funded a skills day in collaboration with New Gorbals Housing Association
Training Model

CITB launches its new Training Model

A new system aimed at accessing training and grants from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has been launched. The new Training Model and Grants Scheme is a fundamental feature of CITB’s Vision 2020 programme
apprenticeship levy

Calls for change to the apprenticeship levy intensify as numbers drop again

Leading utilities and construction training provider, Develop Training, has added its voice to calls for changes to the Apprenticeship Levy
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FMB says delivery plan needed to address construction skills shortage

In response to the Migration Advisory Committee’s Interim report, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has said the industry requires a serious delivery plan in place for post-Brexit skills and immigration policy
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Migration Advisory Committee report highlights industry fears over migration restrictions

A report by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has warned that restricting migration after Brexit could limit the UK’s productivity and economic growth
Construction Plant

CPA survey reveals plant operation is a top five occupation in construction

The Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) has finished a major research project to examine the supply and demand of plant operatives across the construction industry. The study engaged CPA members UK-wide, as well as training providers and contractors
WISH North East

Women in Social Housing extends its reach to the North East

Women in Social Housing (WISH), the support network for women working in the affordable housing and construction sectors, has extended its reach to the North East
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WYG appoints Alan Houghton as director of planning and advisory services

WYG has named Alan Houghton as director of planning and advisory services for the North West

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