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.

Costain/Skanska, bond street,

‘Lessons must be learned’ after Crossrail Costain/Skanska decision, says Unite

Unite has demanded workers do not lose out financially after it was revealed that the Costain/Skanska JV contract to build the new Bond Street station has been terminated.
apprentices in Scotland, BESA

Six new pathways for engineering apprentices in Scotland

Apprentices in Scotland have six new routes to specialist qualifications thanks to the work of the building engineering sector’s skills organisation, BSE Skills.
Levy, CITB,

CITB cuts 2021-22 Levy bill by 50%

CITB has today (June 25) announced its ‘Skills Stability Plan 2020-21’ to help employers recover from the impact of Coronavirus, including a reduction in Levy bills.
Facilities Management, FM,

Mitie to acquire Interserve facilities management business

Mitie is buying Interserve's facilities management arm for £271m, which will create the UK’s largest FM business, employing 77,500 staff.
Construction apprenticeships,

Construction apprenticeships will ‘turbocharge’ economy, says FMB

Construction apprenticeships are needed to help Britain get back on its feet, urges the Federation of Master Builders’ ‘Trading Up’ report.
redundancies, Coleman Group,

Coleman to cut jobs amid Covid pressures

The Coleman Group has announced it will restructure as a result of the impact of the pandemic, as the company looks to reduce headcount.
INWED20,

INWED20: Female engineers encouraged to ‘shape the world’

Today (23 June) marks the seventh International Women in Engineering Day (INWED20), as Leeds College of Building urges more women to enrol on engineering courses.

CIOB renews its support for BuildForce

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has renewed its commitment to BuildForce, which connects service leavers and veterans with opportunities in construction, ahead of Armed Forces Day (27 June).
graduate recruitment,

HS2 doubles graduate recruitment

HS2 Ltd has confirmed that it will double the number of graduates it welcomes into the business this year as part of its commitment to developing a diverse workforce.
Pradyumna Pandit, Mitie

Mitie names MD for sustainability and energy services

Mitie has appointed Pradyumna Pandit to the newly created role of managing director of sustainability and energy services.
Ian Hilliker, Vistry Partnerships,

Vistry Partnerships appoints NW managing director

Regeneration specialist Vistry Partnerships has appointed Ian Hilliker as its new managing director for the North West region.
female engineers, women in engineering,

It’s time to focus on opportunities for success, say female engineers

Speaking ahead of International Women in Engineering Day (INWED20), female engineers say there is too much emphasis put on the barriers to women in engineering professions and not enough celebration of their successes.
Troy Rudd, AECOM

AECOM appoints Troy Rudd as new CEO

AECOM has announced the appointment of W. Troy Rudd as its net chief executive officer, replacing Michael Burke, who previously announced his plans to retire.
Keltbray,

Keltbray announces plans to cut 300 jobs

Engineering and construction company, Keltbray has revealed it plans to cut 300 jobs over the next few months as the impact of Covid-19 continues.

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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.