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.

Mark Buckle

Interserve Construction appoints new technical director

Interserve Construction has announced the appointment of a new technical director, to sit on the senior leadership team of the major construction and engineering services company.
Apprenticeship programmes

Amey launches four degree apprenticeship programmes

Amey has launched four fully funded degree apprenticeship programmes to help bring new talent into the industry across civil engineering, data science and environmental & sustainability.

Scunthorpe scaffolders extend strike at British Steel site

The British Steel plant in Scunthorpe faces further disruption this month as scaffolders based at the site announced a further six days of strike action in a dispute over pay.
Swati Paul

Skanska appoints new executive vice president

The current general counsel and company secretary for London Luton Airport, Swati Paul, is to join Skanska UK as executive vice president (EVP) and a member of its executive management team.
social distancing hard hat

HS2 social distancing hard hats must avoid worker victimisation

Social distancing hard hats for HS2 should not be used as a disciplinary tool but as an educational device, warns Unite the union.
Covid income support

Covid income support grants causing site skills shortages

An increased level of self-employed construction workers claiming Covid income support grants are creating skills shortages across the sector.
Construction jobs, construction, workers,

Construction jobs expected to rise after challenging year

While there are challenges ahead for the sector which is set to grow by a quarter of million workers in the next four years, the construction industry will provide more opportunities for British workers, as the number of migrant workers falls, CITB’s annual Migration Survey showed.
Trade unions, construction employees, construction workers

Construction trade union members will plummet to 3%, warns report

Less than 4% of construction employees will be members of a trade union in 30 years' time, according to new research into the decline of trade unions in the UK.
Lower Thames Crossing project

22,000 people to work on Lower Thames Crossing project

The Lower Thames Crossing project will offer a major jobs boost to at least 22,000 people, Highways England has revealed.
jobs board, hs2

New jobs site to promote 20,000 roles on HS2

HS2 Ltd has launched a brand-new jobs site to promote the estimated 20,000 roles that phase one of the project is expected to create in the months and years ahead.
construction skillcard,

SKILLcard launches new academic engineering card

One of the construction industry’s largest skills certification registers, SKILLcard, is launching a card for engineers with degrees and other higher-level qualifications.
Lee Marks

nmcn appoints former NG Bailey director as new CEO

Construction company nmcn has appointed Lee Marks, former group commercial director at NG Bailey, as its new director and CEO.
Nikki van Dijk, Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald appoints new associate climate advisor

Mott MacDonald has appointed Nikki van Dijk, a chartered environmentalist, as associate climate advisor in its UK water and environment business.
John Boughton

Bouygues appoints new MD for Wales and South West 

John Boughton, former deputy managing director at Willmott Dixon, has joined Bouygues UK as regional managing director for Wales and the South West.
Nick Walkley

Homes England CEO steps down

Nick Walkley will step down on 28 February after joining the Homes and Communities Agency as chief executive in March 2017.
Peter Bimson,

New director appointed to deliver HS2 project

EKFB, the civil engineering joint venture of Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial and BAM, has appointed Peter Bimson as project director.
David McKenzie

Kier appoints new regional building London managing director

Kier Construction has today announced that it has appointed David McKenzie as Regional Building London managing director.
Stephen Wightman, Stephen,

Faithful+Gould expands team with senior MMC appointment

Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has added to its team of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) experts with the appointment of Stephen Wightman.
construction work, manchester college

Willmott Dixon and Manchester College invest into AEC scholarship

Students from The Manchester College’s Industry Excellence Academy for Construction & Engineering will play a key role in building the College’s new campus thanks to a partnership with Willmott Dixon.

Woodward Group acquires Lowthers Electrical Engineers

Woodward Group, which provides electrical, fire, security, building and compliance services has acquired Lowthers Electrical Engineers Ltd.
scaffolders, strike action

Scaffolders to take strike action at British Steel site

The British Steel site in Scunthorpe faces disruption as scaffolders prepare to take strike action in a dispute over pay.
Construction training

Construction training partnership to create 1,000 jobs in London

Construction training specialist, The Skills Centre, has joined forces with contractor O’Halloran & O’Brien to attract 1,000 people to new jobs on construction projects around the Greater London area.
Playfords buyout,video

Management buyout for Playfords complete

Building services contractor, Playfords Ltd, has announced the completion of a management buyout and restructure of its board of directors.
Mace, David Martin

David Martin promoted to head of defence in Mace’s consult business

Mace recently announced the promotion of David Martin to head of defence in its consult business, bringing over 20 years infrastructure programme delivery experience.
Professor Bill Hewlett, BBA

Former Costain technical director joins BBA

The British Board of Agrément (BBA) has appointed former Costain boss, Professor Bill Hewlett, as its newly-created post of technical director.

Carillion directors face being barred from boardroom roles

The move to start legal steps to bar eight former directors of Carillion from top boardroom positions has been welcomed by Unite the union – but ‘should have come much sooner’.

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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.