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.

Cathy Travers

Mott Macdonald appoints new managing director

Mott MacDonald has appointed Cathy Travers as managing director of its UK and Europe regional business, succeeding James Harris.
Alan Lovell, Interserve,

Alan Lovell announced as Interserve’s new chairman

Interserve has announced the appointment of Alan Lovell as its new chairman, effective on 15 July, succeeding Glyn Barker, who steps down after leading the company since March 2016.
Interior Systems Trailblazer Apprenticeship,

New Interior Systems Trailblazer Apprenticeship secures £14k

FIS has secured £14,000 worth of funding for the delivery of the new Interior Systems Trailblazer Apprenticeship in partnership with industry partners.
CITB, Skilled workers, British construction

£17.8m construction investment to attract and retain skilled workers

The British construction sector is to receive a £17.8m investment to support employers in training and retaining more skilled workers.
Hemsec, MMC,

Hemsec announces appointments to support MMC growth

Hemsec has made two senior appointments to boost the industry’s need for materials used in Modern Methods of Construction (MMC).
gender equality, Directory for Social Change, UK construction industry, Pay gap

What can construction companies do to improve gender equality?

A report from the Directory for Social Change takes a comprehensive look at how gender equality is imbalanced in the UK construction industry.
CRO card, Fire Sprinkler Installer,

New applications for fire sprinkler installer CRO card to close

SKILLcard has begun the next phase of the planned closure of CRO application routes following the withdrawal of the CRO card for Medical Equipment Installers.
Danny Johnson, scotframe, Timber frame

Scotframe appoints new business development manager

Scotframe has appointed Danny Johnson to the new role of business development manager for the North of England in response to the demand for timber homes.
Weekly earnings, hudson contract, Freelance tradespeople,

Weekly earnings for freelance workers bounce back

Weekly earnings for freelance tradespeople in the construction sector bounced back last month, according to latest figures released by Hudson Contract.
tina pringle, digital construction,

NBS appoints Tina Pringle as director of technical content

NBS has appointed Tina Pringle as its new director of technical content to focus on the definition and delivery for digital construction and the built environment.
Training centre, ForHousing

Training centre welcomes its 400th apprentice

A training centre, that has transformed the lives of hundreds of people across Greater Manchester, has celebrated its 10th anniversary by welcoming its 400th apprentice.
Telford Homes, CBRE,

CBRE announces plans to acquire Telford Homes

CBRE Group has announced plans to acquire Telford Homes to expand its real estate development business, Trammell Crow Company.
Helen Gordon, BPF,

Helen Gordon appointed as new president of BPF

Helen Gordon, chief executive of Grainger has been appointed as president of the British Property Federation (BPF).
Brickwork Academy, CITB, Bricklayers,

CITB launches Brickwork Academy to address skills shortage

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has launched a new Brickwork Academy to help address the national shortage of bricklayers.

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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.