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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Interserve Construction rebrands as Tilbury Douglas Construction

Interserve Construction and Interserve Engineering Services are preparing to rebrand as Tilbury Douglas Construction and Tilbury Douglas Engineering.
role of electricians

Deskilling dispute postpones training at Hinkley Point C

Two training standards introduced by the ECTIB at Hinkley Point C ‘undermines’ the role of electricians, says Unite the union.

CITB pledges pre-Covid rates and launches Levy consultation

CITB has pledged to keep its rates at pre-Covid levels, as it prepares to launch a six-week consultation into how CITB raises its Levy.
Edwin James Group, Jex Process Services, Korrie Technical Services

Edwin James Group brands align to support growth

Edwin James Group is aligning its brands – Jex Process Services will become EJ Musk Process Services, and Korrie Technical Services will join forces with the EJ Parker Technical Services.

SES Engineering Services appoints new pre-construction manager

SES Engineering Services has strengthened its team in the Midlands and South West, with the appointment of a new pre-construction manager
green skills gap

Government must do more to close green skills gap, warns industry

A group of construction industry leaders have urged the government to do more to close the green skills gap to achieve 2050 net-zero carbon goals.
engineering graduate, graham

Graham welcomes next generation of civil engineering graduates

Graham has welcomed new talent to its civil engineering graduate programme, the scheme is a mix of technical, personal, and management style development
Public Sector Partners Council

CBI appoints ENGIE CEO as Public Sector Partners Council chair

Nicola Lovett, ENGIE UK & Ireland CEO, has been appointed as the new chair of CBI’s Public Sector Partners Council.
NHBC regional directors

NHBC appoints three new regional directors

NHBC has appointed three new regional directors to lead customer relations with builder clients in the North East, West & Wales and Scotland.
Tom Garrigan

BSRIA appoints Tom Garrigan as new technical director

Tom Garrigan BSc (Hons) has been appointed as the new BSRIA technical director.
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BAM launches three new apprenticeship initiatives

BAM has joined forces with Kier to offer its apprenticeship scheme through Sheffield Hallam University’s quantity surveying and construction site management programmes.
Mark Castle, Andrew Jackson,

Mark Castle steps down as COO for construction at Mace

Mark Castle has stepped down from his role as chief operations officer for construction at Mace, as Andrew Jackson is appointed to the position.
CIOB conservation scheme, Building Conservation Certification scheme

CIOB conservation scheme welcomes retrofit roles

The CIOB's Building Conservation Certification scheme has expanded entry requirements to certify those working within the retrofit sector.
Women in Construction

Carol Massay announced as finalist for Women in Construction Award

Having recently been announced as a finalist for the Women in Construction Award, 2021 we spoke to Carol Massay at the Access Group to discuss her 30-year career.
training course, performance gap,

RIBA approval sees record numbers book Actis online CPD

Record numbers of people have been booking places on a CPD created by insulation specialist Actis since it became a RIBA-approved training course at the end of 2020.

Two new members appointed to ARB board

Dr Teri Okoro and Cindy Leslie have been appointed to the Architects Registration Board by the Privy Council following recommendations from Chris Pincher, minister of state for housing.
BESA free membership, Apprentice,

BESA offers free membership to apprentices

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is marking National Apprenticeship Week by offering free membership to all apprentices working in the building services sector.
Equality Standard, Construction diversity

Mott MacDonald achieves national equality standard

Mott MacDonald has achieved the National Equality Standard, the UK’s highest benchmark for equality, diversity and inclusion.
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Construction industry must unite to give hope to next generation

The Construction Leadership Council is challenging industry to act, in a step that will also help reduce future skills shortages.
fire engineering

Birmingham uni launches new fire engineering course

A new fire engineering course has been launched by Birmingham City University to address post-Grenfell skills shortage concerns.
Electricians, self-isolate

Electricians launch fund to protect against self-isolating

A group of electricians have launched a fund to protect themselves against financial hardships they may face if they are forced to self-isolate due to Covid-19.
Workplus Apprenticeship scheme, apprentice,

Graham encourages apprentices to join Workplus scheme

Graham is encouraging apprentices and those who want to retrain to apply for the latest 2021 Workplus Apprenticeship scheme.
Apprenticeship scheme, Edwin James Group

Edwin James Group expands apprenticeship scheme by 5%

The facilities engineering business, Edwin James Group is launching a programme to expand its apprenticeship scheme from 10% to 15% of the total workforce over the next two years.

CITB begins search for new CEO

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has begun its hunt for a new chief executive.
apprenticeship roles

Hinkley Point C to create 1,000 apprenticeship roles

The Hinkley Point C project has created over 700 apprenticeship roles and aspires to create 1,000 over the course of the construction phase of the project.
redundancy rights, construction worker,

Construction workers in Cheshire secure redundancy rights victory

Construction workers employed at the Stanlow Oil Refinery in Cheshire have secured a redundancy rights victory.

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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.