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.

Sam White

Costain appoints new MD to head up natural resources division

Costain has appointed Sam White as managing director for its Natural Resources division, effective from January 2022.
NEET training programme

Willmott Dixon launches NEET training programme in Bedfordshire

Willmott Dixon has launched a new NEET training programme in Bedfordshire, which will provide a glimpse into life in the construction industry to at least 10 young people.
marcus wallis

HE Simm appoints new MD to head up engineering division

HE Simm Group has appointed Marcus Wallis to head up its engineering division in the South.
Great British Business Woman Awards

Construction businesswoman of the year: Diversity, women & new entrants

We spoke with Carol Massay, head of construction at the Access Group and winner of the ‘Construction businesswoman of the year’ at the Great British Business Woman Awards, to discuss her journey in the industry, as she sheds light on women, diversity and new entrants coming into construction.
michael ross

Michael Ross named new chief exec of hub South West

hub South West has appointed Michael Ross as its new chief executive, replacing Michael McBrearty who announced earlier this year that he intended to stand down from the role.
Jamie Swanston

Tilbury Douglas appoints Jamie Swanston as procurement director

Tilbury Douglas has appointed nmcn’s former procurement boss, Jamie Swanston as its new procurement & supply chain director.
merger with West Hart Partnership

New merger with West Hart Partnership and Corstorphine & Wright

Corstorphine & Wright Architecture has announced a new merger with West Hart Partnership (WHP), making this its tenth studio in the UK.
2021 Structural Awards

2021 Structural Awards winners announced

The Institution of Structural Engineers has announced the winners of the 2021 Structural Awards, celebrating the best work across the global structural engineering community.
judith lewis

Speller Metcalfe appoints new finance director

Speller Metcalfe has appointed former Carillion finance director, Judith Lewis as its new finance director.
inclusion, diversity, and mental health

Building Bridges: Inclusion, diversity, and mental health in construction

The Construction Helpline has teamed up with the industry’s leading figures, including Andrew Triggs Hodge,  Anjali Pindoria, Balo Abisogun, Clive Holland, Christina Demetriou and Paul Cottam to discuss the issues surrounding inclusion, diversity, and mental health.
diversity and inclusion construction

Addressing inclusion, diversity & mental health in construction

Construction Helpline talks about how businesses and organisations across the UK must come together to raise awareness about inclusion, diversity, and mental health in construction.
HS2 marketplace

HS2 Marketplace to increase diversity and inclusion

HS2 launches Marketplace platform to increase diversity and inclusion across its supply chain.
Mike Henderson

Ramboll appoints director for cities and regeneration

Ramboll has appointed Michael Henderson, from Aecom, as the new director for cities and regeneration.
insulation

Insulation specialist Actis hires two new team members

Insulation specialist Actis has announced two new appointments as demand for Actis Hybrid insulation products grows.
matthew higham

Costain hires Matthew Higham as chief digital officer

Costain has hired Matthew Higham as its new chief digital officer to accelerate the integration of digital technology in every solution it delivers to clients.
NFB blueprint

NFB blueprint calls for the ‘reconstruction’ of CITB

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) has outlined proposals to restructure the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), as it recommends sweeping changes.
Built Environment Change Makers

Future construction leaders join forces to drive industry change

12 young built environment professionals have formed an alliance, The Built Environment Change Makers, to deliver an inclusive industry fit for the future.
green jobs

Government yet to define what a ‘green job’ is, as MPs urge more clarity

Despite announcements committing millions of pounds to green jobs initiatives, the government is yet to define what a ‘green job’ is, says the Environmental Audit Committee.
neil lindley

Keltbray appoints programme director for HS2 works

Keltbray has appointed Neil Lindley as programme director for its HS2 portfolio of works.
Stephen Pycroft

Pycroft to step down as Mace Group chair

Stephen Pycroft is to step down as chair of global consultancy and construction business Mace Group on 1 January 2022.
Richard Prime, major projects,

BAM Nuttall appoints Richard Prime as major projects MD

Richard Prime has been appointed as the new managing director of major projects at BAM Nuttall.
Construction flexible working

Construction needs to get serious about flexible working

Construction needs to make itself more attractive to new entrants, and flexible working has a leading role to play, according to The Access Group.
peter lambert

HE Simm appoints former nmcn telecoms director

HE Simm Group has appointed former nmcn telecoms director, Peter Lambert as its new group commercial director.
flexible working model, Gender pay gap,

Multiplex introduces flexible work model to promote gender equity

Multiplex has adopted a flexible working model to reduce its gender pay gap and increase the number, and influence of women working across its UK business.
paul brown ceo

Sisk appoints Paul Brown as new CEO

John Sisk & Son has appointed Paul Brown as its new CEO to take over from the current CEO Steve Bowcott.
building control skills

Seeing is believing – Women can power the future of building control

The current skills shortage across building control has left the industry crying out for new talent. There is a real opportunity to fill this gap with women, says Jane Keely, director at Assent Building Control.

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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.