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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Jason Knights steps down from SES Engineering Services

Wates has announced that Jason Knights, managing director of SES Engineering Services, is leaving its construction business.
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Ibstock to cut 15% of its workforce due to Covid-19 pressure

Ibstock plc, manufacturer of clay bricks and concrete products, has today (3 June) issued a trading update, announcing that up to 375 jobs are at risk.
Adam Tyson,

UPP appoints new construction director to drive MMC

Provider of on-campus residential and academic accommodation infrastructure, University Partnerships Programme (UPP), has appointed Adam Tyson as construction director.

Acorn secures principal contractors license with Network Rail

Acorn’s rail division has become the first Welsh SME in 2020 to receive a Trackside Principal Contractors Licence from Network Rail.

New qualification for drylining in housebuilding launched

The Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) has announced a new qualification for drylining in housebuilding, created by National Open College Networks (NOCN), to address the lack of a recognised qualification for the sector-specific skill.

Support for women in the UK construction sector

An Industry Guide has been designed that will assist employers in the UK construction sector work towards creating a more inclusive and diverse workplace.
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Girlguiding festival goes virtual to encourage more girls into STEM

As part of Amey’s partnership with Girlguiding UK, Amey is supporting the first-ever Adventures at Home Festival this Saturday 23 May, a programme of STEM activities for girls.
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GMB and JCB reach agreement to save 915 jobs

JCB and the GMB union have reached an agreement on new working arrangements designed to save 915 jobs across the UK.

Wates announces 300 redundancies amid pandemic

Wates Group has announced redundancies that will reduce staff numbers by approximately 300 in response to the economic impact of the coronavirus.
facilities management,

Mace reshapes its facilities management business

Consultancy Mace has announced a number of structural changes as it reshapes its facilities management (FM) division.
digital engineering,

New platform to enhance digital engineering skills

A new platform to deliver digital engineering skills has been launched today (18 May) by Made Smarter and Enginuity.
Adrian Savory, Stephen Fox,

BAM Nuttall appoints Adrian Savory as new chief executive

BAM Nuttall has appointed Adrian Savory as its new chief executive, as Stephen Fox gets ready to stepdown following ten years at the helm.
Furlough scheme,

Furlough scheme extended until October

The furlough scheme has been extended for a further four months until October, as workers will continue to receive 80% of their current salary.
engineering apprentices,

Lifeline for engineering apprentices during Covid-19 crisis

Engineering apprentices have been thrown a lifeline, as new protocols for carrying out vital End-Point Assessments remotely allow apprentices to achieve required benchmarks during Covid-19.

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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.