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.
Have a read of some of our articles below for your HR and skills fix! 

construction jobs

Government grants £1m to create more construction jobs in Nottingham

Nottingham is set to receive £1 million to support and encourage more local people into construction training and jobs.
Emma-Jane Houghton, Heathrow,

Heathrow Airport names expansion delivery director

Heathrow Airport has appointed KPMG infrastructure director, Emma-Jane Houghton as delivery commercial director for airport expansion
Steven Mulholland, CPA,

Construction Plant-hire Association elects new Chairman

Steven Mulholland was elected Chairman of the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA) during its Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Philip Wainwright

Wates announce appointment of former Willmott Dixon finance chief

The Wates Group has confirmed that former Willmott Dixon finance chief, Philip Wainwright will join the group next month as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Persimmon boss asked to leave after ‘distraction’ over bonus pay

The chief executive of Persimmon, Jeff Fairburn, has been asked to leave the company following the ongoing outrage over his £75m bonus payout
Phil Crowther

Willmott Dixon Interiors appoint Phil Crowther to lead Midlands office

Willmott Dixon Interiors has announced the appointment of Phil Crowther as director for its new office at Two Snowhill in Birmingham, as it continues to expand its West Midlands team.
Active Online

Elecosoft acquires interior visualisation software business

Elecosoft plc has announced its acquisition of active online GmbH (active online), a visualisation software business specialising in soft furnishing and materials
skills shortages

Construction skills shortages? Or skills opportunities?!

Daniel Leech member of the Buildoffsite Governing Forum and Group Director, Technical Design Services Group, discusses the opportunities for the construction industry, despite the on-going skills shortage
Pathways into Construction

CITB allocate £5m to help under-represented groups into construction

The Construction Industry Training Body (CITB) has assigned £5m to help under-represented groups into the construction industry
construction industry skill cards

Construction industry skill card fraudster jailed for three years

A man who manufactured and sold fake construction industry skill cards has been jailed for more than three years
apprenticeship starts

New figures suggest construction apprenticeships still fail to attract women

According to new government figures, males make up 88% of starters for all new construction apprenticeships, while construction as a whole saw slight increases in apprenticeship starts over five years
Construction manager game

Construction manager game to attract more apprentices into the industry

A new game which displays the benefits of a career in construction through games-based learning has been launched at the Skills Scotland show
Women in Construction

Women in Construction campaign wins prestigious award

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has won the ‘Women in Construction’ Award, at the London Construction Awards, for its national ‘Spotlight on…women in construction’ campaign
Paul Fletcher

Kier MD joins Anglian Water’s @one Alliance

Paul Fletcher managing director at Kier Utility Services is joining Anglian Water to run the delivery of its £6.5bn capital works programme

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