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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.

New Principal Consultant for the construction process appointed by BSRIA

A new Principal Consultant to cover the construction process has been appointed to BRSIA’s Sustainable Construction Group.

Collaboration could solve skills shortage

A new report has said effective teamwork between house builders and subcontractors could be the key to solving the skills crisis.

Identity checking system helps deter illegal workers

A new system, which has been implemented at the Spurs stadium site, will help prevent illegal workers.

Apprenticeship levy will cut construction funding by nearly a third

The government’s apprenticeship levy could lead to construction apprenticeship funding being slashed.

Construction firms urged by RICS to develop employment-led training

Firms in the East Midlands have been called upon to develop more employment-led training programmes to attract the brightest young people.

Study finds construction skills shortage at breaking point

A new study has revealed the shortage of skilled workers is having a serious impact on the ability of the sector to carry out projects… A comprehensive survey of the construction supply chain has revealed significant issues are being caused by the shortage of skilled workers. The 'Sustainability in the Supply...

Yorkshire construction firms urged to tackle skills gaps

RICS has urged firms to do more to develop training-based employment opportunities to close the skills gap… The construction industry is facing a lack of skilled workers that could impact the sectors ability to deliver projects. In Yorkshire, firms are being urged to develop more programmes aimed at training people...

Apprenticeships are not doing enough for youth unemployment

A new report has found the apprenticeship system is not successfully supporting young people into work… Analysis from the Institute for Public Policy Research has revealed flaws in the apprenticeship system. According to the report, the number of apprenticeship places filled by young people has dropped over the past four years. The...

Developer teams up with university to tackle skills crisis

Keepmoat and Leeds Beckett University have come together to support the construction sector and tackle the skills crisis under a new partnership… Housing developer Keepmoat and Leeds Beckett University have come together to drive interest in the construction sector in the hope of tackling the skills crisis. Keepmoat recently hosted a...

Cutting construction jobs would be the ‘first nail in the coffin’

A new analysis has warned that cutting jobs in the construction industry would damage the sector significantly… An analysis by One Way has said further loss of jobs in the construction industry would prove critical. The statement was made after the UK’s construction sector slipped into recession for the first time...

Apprenticeship levy to start in April 2017

According to the latest consultation proposals, the apprenticeship levy could be introduced from April next year… The latest consultation on the apprenticeship levy suggests businesses could start paying from April 2017. The levy will be implemented across businesses with a wage bill of £3m or higher, at a rate of 0.5...

Suicide kills more construction workers than falls

New research has revealed that suicide kills six times as many construction workers as falling from heights

AEC expands asbestos and air tester training facilities

A new training facility to help asbestos surveyors and air testers gain realistic, hands-on experience is under construction... Airborne Environmental Consultants (AEC) Ltd has expanded its training facilities. The firm, which has offices in Manchester and Essex, said growth of its training business had led to an investment of over three...

CCS e-learning courses increase best practice in construction

The Considerate Constructors Scheme launches a series of courses, which aim to raise standards across the construction industry… The Considerate Constructors Scheme’s (CCS) Best Practice Hub has launched a series of free courses designed to improve the sector. The Best Practice Hub is a comprehensive online resource that showcases best practice...

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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.