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.

Women in the Built Environment

Winvic offers advice at Women in the Built Environment event

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Olivia Radford, offered female students advice and encouragement to seize a construction role at Nottingham Trent University’s Women in the Built Environment event
construction careers

Report reveals growing popularity of construction careers

One in four young people (28%) have given construction careers the green light by awarding the sector top marks for attractiveness, according to a new report from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Midlands Women in Social Housing

Midlands Women in Social Housing announces upcoming event

The Midlands Women in Social Housing (WISH) group has announced that its next event – the first since its official launch in September – will focus on boosting the number of women in leadership roles
Construction minister

Construction minister replaced after just ten months

The construction minister Lord Prior of Brampton has left his post after just ten months in the job
Great Places campaign

British Property Federation launches Great Places campaign

The British Property Federation (BPF) has launched its Great Places campaign, a year-long programme of initiatives that will not only spread best practice amongst the real estate industry, but will actively encourage members of the industry to commit to good place shaping in all future work
Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke hires Construction Disputes and Banking Partners

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has strengthened its litigation and banking practices with the appointment of two new Partners, Rob Horne and Max Millington A well-recognised name in the construction field with a strong market presence, Horne joins Osborne Clarke's Construction Disputes team on the 1 November. Bringing more than 20...
Wates Group

Wates Group chief to leave for Carillion

Wates Group chief executive Andrew Davies is stepping down to take the helm at Carillion in the new year
social value

Supply chain school endorses social value in projects

Following the launch at London Build of a landmark publication for designers and architects, the Supply Chain Sustainability School has brought together expertise from across the community, to inform and inspire both current practitioners and the next generation of professionals
ethical labour sourcing

Sir Robert McAlpine verified under BRE’s ethical labour sourcing

Building and civil engineering company, Sir Robert McAlpine, has become the first contractor to be verified under BRE’s Ethical Labour Sourcing (ELS) Standard
The Art of Building

The Art of Building 2017 opens for entries

The international showcase for the very best digital photography of the built environment – the Art of Building – opens for entries today (23 October)
tea breaks

Construction workers spend 130 hours a year on tea breaks

Builders in the UK rack up 130 hours per year making tea and other hot drinks, according to new research
T-level

Construction selected for initial T-level courses

Construction has been selected as one of the first three T-levels to be developed by the government as part of plans unveiled by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond last year
construction industry

Research suggests Brexit will ‘damage’ UK construction industry

More than 80% of construction workers believe Brexit will damage the UK’s industry and prevent high-profile government infrastructure projects from being delivered, according to a new study
LookSee Build NZ

LookSee Build NZ campaign targets UK construction talent

New Zealand’s building sector has united to target UK construction talent in an unprecedented recruitment push to fill thousands of jobs needed for the largest infrastructure and housing build in its history

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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.