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.

Drugs and alcohol at the centre of new CCS campaign

The Considerate Constructors Scheme have placed drugs and alcohol use in the construction sector at the centre of a new campaign… Concerns relating to the impact of drugs and alcohol on the construction industry have prompted a new campaign from the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS). A survey of 1,300 people in...

Brexit vote could cause labour shortages

The construction sector has expressed concerns that the vote to leave the EU could lead to a huge shortfall in workers… Skills shortages in the UK remain an issue that doesn’t seem likely to disappear any time soon. However, the construction sector has warned the vote to leave the EU...

New construction apprenticeship scholarship programme launched

A new apprenticeship scholarship has been launched in Cumbria, which will benefit young people in the region… Hudson Contract has launched a new apprenticeship scholarship programme, it has emerged. The scheme from the construction audit, contract, and payroll firm was launched in recognition of its 20th anniversary. The initiative will see the...

Building services and FM firm goes into administration

A building services and facilities management company based in Warwickshire has ceased trading… EiC, a building service and facilities management company has gone into administration. The Warwickshire-headquartered firm saw administrator AlixPartners appointed earlier this week. The firm said in a statement that pressures from creditors had led to the insolvency after...

Campaign to attract former armed forces could plug skills gap

The Chartered Institute of Building has joined a campaign aimed at attracting former members of the UK’s armed forces to the construction sector… The skills shortage in the construction sector remains an ongoing problem. Now, a professional body has launched a campaign to plug the gap by utilising the skills...

Cardiff and London law firm named top for construction cases

A law firm based in Cardiff and London has been named the best in the UK for handling construction legal cases… According to a new report conducted by Premonition—a legal analytics firm—a Cardiff and London based law firm tops the chart for handling construction legal cases. The data revealed Hugh...

Midlands college to open construction centre

Stourbridge College in the Midlands is set to open a £1.5m construction centre in September… Work is underway on a new construction centre that will offer training to young people in Stourbridge. The £1.5m centre is expected open at Stourbridge College in September. The state-of-the-art learning facility will offer training for...

Scottish construction jobs fall

Scottish construction employment figures declined by 1,000 during the first quarter of 2016, it has emerged… The Scottish construction job market reportedly saw a decline in the first quarter of 2016, falling by 1,000 to 188,000. This will undoubtedly be bad news for the sector which had seen four consecutive quarters...

Increase in construction job vacancies is not good news

A recruiter has warned an increase in the number of job vacancies in the construction sector during May is not good news… Construction and rail recruitment specialist One Way has warned that an increase in construction job vacancies may not necessarily be good news for the sector. According to figures outlined...

Persimmon £600m management bonuses ‘too high’

A leading City investor has warned plans to pay Persimmon’s management a share of £600m in bonuses over the next five years is ‘too high’… Housebuilding firm Persimmon plans to pay its management team a share of £600m over the next five years as part of an executive pay plan. However,...

The effect of Brexit on the construction industry

The effect that a Brexit could have on the construction skills shortage is examined by Actis UK and Ireland director Matthew King, who wonders whether, regardless of the outcome, it will focus the mind on the need to embrace quicker, more efficient and less labour intensive build methods... As the...

Patrick Jelly joins Hewden

National specialist equipment and crane hire firm Hewden has appointed former Pitney Bowes boss, Patrick Jelly to the newly created role of Group Sales and Marketing Director. Effective immediately, Patrick will be responsible for overseeing Hewden’s overall sales and commercial strategy and ensuring Hewden delivers on its promise to be the...

Illegal construction worker father and sons team jailed

A father and two sons who employed nearly 200 construction workers illegally have been jailed for over 17 years in total… Three men have been convicted of employing illegal workers, it has emerged. Baljit Rai, 55, and his two sons Mandeep Rai, 32, and Daljit Rai, 34, were found guilty...

Scaffold training contract for North East Scotland signed

A deal between the Construction Industry Training Board and ASET International Oil & Gas Training Academy will see the first scaffolding training centre built in North East Scotland… A new state-of-the-art scaffolding training facility in Aberdeen has taken a step closer after a deal was struck between the Construction Industry...

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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.