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.

Apprenticeships work for women

Apprenticeships work for women event celebrates female apprentices

An ‘apprenticeships work for women’ event held today (8 March) highlighted and celebrated the positive impact of female apprentices in workplaces across the UK
Press for Progress

International Women’s Day: Influencing change

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is Press for Progress. Nicola Dibb, executive director and founder of Women in Social Housing (WISH) explains why this message is so important for influencing change in the housing and construction sectors
apprenticeship levy

BMF reports apprenticeship levy success

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has disregarded claims from other employers that the Government’s apprenticeship levy, introduced last April, is difficult to understand and use
Gender pay gap

Gender pay gap ‘common’ in the construction industry

A Randstad survey of more than 5,500 construction workers and 540 employers across all job functions and levels found 75% of those passed over for a more senior role were women compared to 25% men
International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day: Change needed in the housing sector

With only a day to go before International Women’s Day (8 March), Nicola Dibb executive director and founder of WISH shares her thoughts on the importance of highlighting gender disparity
National Apprenticeship Week

BSRIA reveals case studies in celebration of National Apprenticeship Week

BSRIA is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2018 (NAW 2018) – running from 5-9 March 2018 – which brings together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships
Carillion apprentices

Construction companies urged to take on former Carillion apprentices

Hudson Contract and DPH Construction have joined forces this National Apprenticeship Week to encourage firms across the UK to ensure former Carillion apprentices can continue their training
surveying

International Women’s Day: More emphasis needed on careers in surveying

As we approach this year’s International Women’s Day, graduate surveyor Charlotte Williams urges schools to do more to make young women aware of surveying as a career
career in construction

Study says career in construction exceeds many university graduate roles

Research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), published ahead of National Apprenticeship Week, has identified that construction apprentices will go on to earn thousands of pounds more every year than many of their university-educated counterparts
construction companies

One in five board members at construction companies are women

Research by the law firm Clyde & Co has revealed that just 19% of board members at construction companies are women
female engineers

International Women’s Day: BSRIA asks are we doing enough to inspire female engineers

As International Women’s Day approaches (8 March) Julia Evans, Chief Executive at BSRIA asks: are we doing enough to nurture and inspire the excellence of female engineers – both into the construction industry and beyond the ‘glass ceiling’?
National Apprenticeship Week 2018

BSRIA celebrates National Apprenticeship Week 2018

BSRIA is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2018 (NAW 2018) – running from 5-9 March 2018 – which brings together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships
Open Doors

Open Doors campaign launches to give public access to over 270 construction sites

Open Doors, a campaign which sees the construction industry open live sites and offices presenting a unique chance to enjoy behind the scenes access across sites in England, Scotland and Wales, was launched today (28 February)
freelancers

Report reveals the crucial role of freelance construction workers

A new report published today (28 February) by the Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE) and Hudson Contract has confirmed that freelancers play a crucial role in boosting economic efficiency and productivity in the construction sector

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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.