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.

Adrian Spragg

Laing O’Rourke appoints new head of digital

Adrian Spragg joins Laing O’Rourke from Accenture, where he was managing director for its UK aerospace and defence business.

Construction industry supports CITB levy proposals

Construction employers have backed CITB’s levy proposals to support skills and training across England, Scotland and Wales, through a consensus process.
Godwin Developments

Godwin Developments appoints three new senior roles

Godwin Developments has today (8 September) announced the appointment of three property professionals to its senior team.
Gavin Davies, nmcn

nmcn appoints Gavin Davies as new telecoms managing director

Construction and engineering company, nmcn plc, has announced the appointment of Gavin Davies as managing director for its telecoms business unit.
drivers strike

Construction faces cement shortages as drivers ballot for strike action

The construction industry could face severe cement shortages if lorry drivers employed by Hanson vote for strike actions in a pay dispute on the Castle Cement contract.
construction training centre

First learners welcomed at ‘Future of Construction’ Training Centre

Winvic Construction and IM Properties have welcomed the first learners inside its new ‘Future of Construction’ training centre in Leicestershire.
matthew towner, Andrew French

NG Bailey appoints two new directors

Engineering company, NG Bailey has appointed Matthew Towner as regional director for London and Andrew French as director of ICT.
uk water sector

RSK acquires water design & delivery provider MWH Treatment

RSK Group has acquired water design and delivery provider MWH Treatment to strengthen its services in the UK water sector.
jcb welders

JCB to recruit 100 new welders as product demand soars

JCB is recruiting 100 new welders for its Staffordshire factories as demand for its products continues to soar.
Bob Cairney, Select,

SELECT appoints new director of technical services

SELECT Scotland has promoted long-serving technical expert Bob Cairney to director of technical services.
Future Leaders Programme

UKGBC opens applications for 2022 Future Leaders

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has opened applications for the 2022 cohort of its Future Leaders Programme, seeking to attract the brightest minds in the built environment.
rob oliver, Suneeta Johal,

Rob Oliver steps down as CEO of the CEA

The Construction Equipment Association (CEA) has appointed Suneeta Johal as its new CEO, as former CEO Rob Oliver prepares to retire.
Elaine Elkington,

Procurement specialist appoints two senior roles

LHC has appointed Elaine Elkington as its interim managing director and Asha Patel as strategy, innovation and growth director.
sandi rhys jones

CIOB appoints Sandi Rhys Jones as new vice president

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has appointed Sandi Rhys Jones as its new vice president.
esther english

Wates appoints new director to deliver ambitious group strategy

Wates has appointed Esther English as its new corporate development director to lead the group’s strategic planning activities.
t levels facilities

£50m funding injection to upgrade T Levels facilities

The government has injected £50m into colleges, schools and sixth forms delivering T levels to improve and expand teaching spaces and facilities.
HS2 jobs, HS2 Crewe

HS2 confirms jobs boost for West Midlands and Crewe

New research has found that the construction of HS2 is expected to support over 4,000 more jobs than previously forecast – including a boost of almost 1,500 more jobs on the section between the West Midlands and Crewe.
network rail labour

Vital Human Resources to supply frontline labour for Network Rail

Vital Human Resources, part of the Morson Group, has secured a £150m contract to supply Network Rail with strategic and operational roles over the next five years.
Equality and diversity, construction

Construction experts asked for views on measuring equality

Companies from across the UK construction industry can now have their say on plans to develop standard measures of how the sector seeks to improve equality and diversity.
Daniel Barry, KPMG

KPMG appoints new wealth and asset management partner

KPMG in the UK has appointed Daniel Barry as a partner within its wealth and asset management regulatory practice.
SkillBuild, CITB, construction,

CITB to host SkillBuild 2021 finals at National Construction College

SkillBuild will see more than 50 finalists from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland compete in their specialist skills.
steve fernandez and vicky evan

Arup appoints two new directors from its Nottingham office

Arup has appointed Steve Fernandez and Vicky Evans from its Nottingham office as directors of the engineering firm.
Nick Harris,

Highways England changes name and appoints new CEO

Highways England has rebranded to ‘National Highways’, as it appoints Nick Harris as the new chief executive.
tania salgado-nealous

Vectorworks chief human resources officer wins Silver Stevie® award

Tania Salgado-Nealous, chief human resources officer at Vectorworks Inc., has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie Award in the 2021 International Business Awards.
continuing professional development, CPD, architects,

Architects urged to shape continuing professional development scheme

The Architects Registration Board (ARB) has launched a major public engagement exercise inviting architects to help shape the regulator’s approach to continuing professional development (CPD).
kier sick pay

Kier motorway workers to protest over sick pay ‘discrimination’

Motorway workers employed by Kier are set to protest on 18 August at the company’s offices, over the denial of sick pay.

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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.