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.

Tetra tech, WYG,

Tetra Tech to acquire WYG for £43m

Tetra Tech has made an offer to acquire the outstanding shares of WYG for 55p per share, in a move that would expand its geographic presence.
obstruction offences, Bristol City Council

Construction company fined for noise and obstruction offences

Bristol City Council has successfully secured a prosecution following a number of noise and obstruction offences by a construction company working.
fit-out business, interserve,

Interserve: New appointments and strategy for fit-out business

Interserve Group has announced several appointments to its senior management team as part of the wider reorganisation of its Paragon and London and South East fit-out businesses.
Transforming infrastructure

Transforming infrastructure: Skills for the UK’s megaprojects

Balfour Beatty sets out how the construction industry and Government can bridge the significant skills shortage the sector is currently facing.
Caroline Gumble, CIOB,

CIOB appoints Caroline Gumble as new chief executive

Caroline Gumble has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) following the retirement of Chris Blythe OBE.
Jobs and trades

A new way to build: Why programming is a necessary skill for builders

All jobs and trades inevitably change with the times, and in doing so, the required skills are subject to change over the years.
The McAvoy Group, Eugene Lynch, Mark Lowry

McAvoy Group appoints new chief exec and managing director

The McAvoy Group has appointed its first chief executive and a new managing director, further strengthening its management team.
Bev Dew, Kier,

Kier finance director Bev Dew steps down

Kier Group has announced that its finance director, Bev Dew, will stand down from the board of directors and leave the firm by 30 September 2019.
skilled EU workers, Brexit, construction,

How will Brexit impact the retention of skilled workers in construction?

Jerald Solis of Experience Invest looks at the challenges facing the construction industry, and what can be done to ensure the retention of skilled workers following Brexit.
Darrell Matthews

New director of membership appointed to ACE

Darrell Matthews has been appointed to the new role of director of membership at the Association for Consultancy & Engineering (ACE).
drylining academy

Willmott Dixon launches drylining training at Kent prison

Willmott Dixon is to set up the first of what it hopes will be a series of academies within prison environments that help former offenders find jobs on their release.
SME construction, fmb,

Workloads for SME construction firms fall for first time in six years

Workloads for SME construction companies have fallen for the first in six years, but expectations for the future are positive, according to research from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
UK economy

More jobs in construction for women with HS2

Women in the West Midlands looking for a new job are being encouraged to join a 6-week programme linked to future opportunities in the construction industry.
Mick George

Mick George opens recruitment window

Mick George is looking to build on its ongoing growth by attracting new talent across all areas of its business

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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.