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.

Workers in Graham uniform

GRAHAM named in ‘UK’s Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces Index 2022’

GRAHAM places 41st in the ‘UK’s Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces Index 2022’.
David Allen will be stepping down as Wates Group CEO

Wates Group CEO David Allen stepping down

Wates Group CEO David Allen is stepping down after four years in the role, announces Chairman Sir James Wates CBE.
Causeway Board Richard Longdon non-executive chairman

Richard Longdon appointed as non-executive chairman of the Causeway Board

Causeway Technologies appointed Richard Longdon, 'one of Britain’s most respected ‘Silicon Fen’ entrepreneurs' as non-executive chairman of the Causeway Board at the end of 2021.
GRAHAM's financial growth

GRAHAM’s financial growth figures are ‘strong and sustainable’

In the latest published accounts for the financial year (up to 31st March 2022), GRAHAM’s financial growth has been described as ‘strong and sustainable’, with revenue reaching £948m.
besa president

Robert Fletcher elected as new BESA president for 2022/23

Robert ‘Rab’ Fletcher has been elected as the new BESA president for the 2022/23 year, succeeding Neil Brackenridge.
Secretary of State for Levelling Up Greg Clark

Greg Clark appointed secretary of state for levelling up, housing and communities

Rt Hon Greg Clark has been appointed secretary of state for levelling up, housing and communities after the dismissal of Michael Gove.
Jessica Hardman, BPF junior vice president

Jessica Hardman appointed as BPF junior vice president

Jessica Hardman has been appointed as the new BPF junior vice president to support the real estate sector's drive to net zero carbon and its role in levelling up.
construction training opportunities

Kier to provide construction training opportunities to prisoners at HMP Ranby

Kier is working with HMP Ranby in Retford, Nottinghamshire, as part of its Making Ground scheme, to provide construction training opportunities to prisoners.
group partnerships director

Places for People appoint Steve Ashton as first Group Partnerships Director

Places for People has appointed Steve Ashton as its first ever Group Partnerships Director, who will lead the group's strategy for mergers, acquisitions, contract negotiations and group-level partnerships.
LHC Board

New LHC board and interim group director announced

The new LHC board and interim group director have been announced as part of a governance review to support the not-for-profit framework provider's future growth.
responsible business leadership team

Kier reveals Responsible Business leadership team

Kier has today revealed its newly created Responsible Business leadership team, led by Kier’s chief people officer Helen Redfern, which will drive forward sustainability ambitions and health, safety, and wellbeing agenda across the Group.
preventing farm and rural crime

Young farmers to take initiative on preventing farm and rural crime with Secured by...

A unique training package is being developed to support young farmers in Cumbria to play a key role in preventing farm and rural crime in their communities with the official police security initiative, Secured by Design.
defence employer recognition scheme

Orbit receives Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver Award from MoD

Orbit has received a Silver Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme in recognition of their support to the defence and armed forces community, part of their commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant.
Eilidh Imrie has been appointed as land manager for Living by Robertson

Living by Robertson appoints Eilidh Imrie as specialist land manager

Living by Robertson has recently strengthened its land buying team with the appointment of land specialist Eilidh Imrie, part of the housebuilder’s plans to quadruple the number of homes they are building annually by 2026.
site workers

CIJC negotiates 5% pay increase for site workers

The Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC), the body responsible for negotiating the industry's pay and conditions, has agreed to a 5% pay increase for site workers covered by the Working Rule Agreement.
Mariana Gonzalez appointed to lead on asset optimisation

Mariana Gonzalez appointed by Galliford Try to lead on asset optimisation

Mariana Gonzalez has been appointed by Galliford Try as the new head of Process Solutions- a key area of Galliford Try’s Sustainable Growth Strategy- to lead on asset optimisation.
sales director

Barratt Developments North East appoints Steven Ball as sales director

Barratt Developments North East has appointed Steven Ball to its board of directors as sales director.
Andy Haldane has been selected as the Chair of the Levelling Up Advisory Council

Andy Haldane chosen as chair of the Levelling Up Advisory Council

The new chair of the government’s Levelling Up Advisory Council has been announced today as Andy Haldane, a former Bank of England chief economist and head of the Levelling Up Taskforce.
Amey engineering challenge girls into STEM

Amey launches engineering challenge to inspire girls into STEM

The Amey Challenge Cup is a series of competitions held across the UK to inspire girls from underprivileged areas into STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) careers with engineering challenges, coinciding with International Women in Engineering Day.
outdoor factory and training academy

HS2 unveils giant outdoor factory and training academy in Warwickshire

HS2’s civics partner, Balfour Beatty VINCI has opened a construction compound in Kingsbury, Warwickshire, comprising a giant outdoor factory and training academy, and will commence production on the Delta Junction this summer.
Kier recruitment

Kier recruitment day looks to fill over 50 jobs in South West

The Kier recruitment day will take place in Exeter on 28 June as it looks to fill more than 50 job positions in South West England.
CLC co-chair

Mark Reynolds selected as new CLC Co-Chair

Mace Group chairman and CEO Mark Reynolds has been chosen to succeed Andy Mitchell as CLC co-chair, the Construction Leadership Council has announced.
construction talk podcast

Construction Talk Podcast: How construction is pulling together to tackle the skills shortage

In this episode of the Construction Talk Podcast, Peter Haddock talks with Alasdair Reisner, CEO of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association, to talk about the future of the construction industry, digitalisation, and attracting new talent.
JCT's Construction Industry Parliamentary Reception YPG

JCT’s Construction Industry Parliamentary Reception supports young professionals

JCT used its Construction Industry Parliamentary Reception, hosted at the House of Commons, to highlight the importance of supporting the future leaders of construction by providing education and training opportunities.
M-AR Pay it Forward health and safety training

M-AR undertakes company-wide health and safety training programme

Specialist offsite contractor M-AR has recently undertaken an innovative new company-wide health and safety training programme, Pay it Forward Safety, and the benefits are already clear to see.
offsite team

Algeco announces three new appointments to offsite team

Europe’s leading modular accommodation provider, Algeco, has announced three new appointments to its commercial offsite team.

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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.