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.

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CITB to provide advanced construction apprenticeship grants

CITB is providing attendance apprenticeship grants for second and third-year apprentices in advance, this will help keep skills in the construction industry despite the coronavirus outbreak
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BESA: Site managers must accept expired SKILLcards during COVID-19

Construction site managers must show leniency towards staff with expired SKILLcards, says the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), as operatives are unable to sit their tests.
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Industry ‘must embrace digital careers’ during coronavirus pandemic

Built Environment Skills In Schools (BESS) has urged construction employers to utilise the digital revolution as much as possible for training during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Costain appoints Kershaw as MD of transportation division

Costain has appointed Sue Kershaw as managing director of its transportation division.
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Manufacturer of composite insulated panels appoints new sales manager

Manufacturers of composite insulated panels, Hemsec, has appointed Sarah Gazzola as its news sales manager, as the company targets further growth.
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Balfour Beatty improves gender pay gap in 2019

Balfour Beatty's annual gender pay report has revealed the mean and median gender pay gap has decreased by 3% and 4% respectively whilst the mean and median gender bonus gap closed by 5% and 9%.
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CITB pledges to support construction workers in face of Coronavirus

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has pledged to do all it can to offer coronavirus support to construction workers, apprentices and trainees.
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Is the construction industry prepared to work from home?

UK construction and civil engineering is one of the least prepared industries to work from home, figures released by Leesman reveal.

Diversity in construction: A real agenda item

When it comes to greater diversity in construction, the pace of change has been painfully slow. But, says Emma Marriott of the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, getting more women to enter – and stick with – the industry creates a win-win for all involved.
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Gender a bigger barrier than sexuality in construction, report reveals

LGBT women say gender is a bigger barrier than sexuality when it comes to a career in construction, according to a new report by Loughborough University.
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ESP & CITB launch hunt for 100 new construction assessors

A two-year project targeting experienced tradespeople working in the construction sector has been launched to recruit and train 100 new construction assessors across Scotland’s construction Colleges.
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BAM appoints Mark Lockwood as director of health and safety

BAM Construct UK has announced the appointment of Mark Lockwood as director of health and safety.
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Campaign to increase amount of young people working in construction

The industry needs to change the hearts and minds of under-25s to address the skills shortage, as 71% of them are currently turned off by construction jobs, according to research.
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Female electrical apprenticeships on the rise

A group of industry bodies have welcomed the rise in female electrical apprenticeships, but say more should be done to encourage other young women into the industry.

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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.