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 engineering

Women in Engineering: Does the government need to do more?

Trimble MEP highlights why the government and industry have a responsibility to encourage more women into engineering careers
Open Doors 2017

Open Doors 2017 showcases the variety of construction careers available

Live construction sites and an insight into the range of job roles available in the sector will be the focus of Open Doors 2017
Interactive online tool

Interactive online tool shows where construction workers can earn the most

A new interactive online tool created using data from 50 cities can determine whether relocating for a job would leave workers better or worse off
CITB

CITB begins construction industry consultation on new levy

The CITB has revealed it has started to consult with the sector on a new levy that could offer firms a reduction across the board
skills programme

Skills programme to retrain veterans in construction starts in Durham

The Combat to Construction project, a skills programme aimed at retraining veterans in trades such as bricklaying and carpentry, starts in the north east
construction skills centre

Construction skills centre located at Bath College starts building work

Building work has begun on a new state-of-the-art construction skills centre in Bath that will train the next generation of construction workers
skilled eu workers

Skilled EU workers could cost companies £1,000 a year post-Brexit

The government is considering a £1,000 a year levy on skilled EU workers hired by British firms, which could exacerbate the skills shortage
Construction centre

Construction centre opens in Basildon giving students hands on experience

A new construction centre has opened at South Essex College to provide hands on training in building trades
careers

Careers in construction are being promoted via a new programme

Two construction organisations have launched the Step In Step Up project to showcase the careers available in the construction sector in the South West
skills

Skills shortages in the construction industry expected to worsen in 2017

A new analysis suggests the ongoing construction skills shortage will become more difficult next year as activity and production levels increase
economic mobility

Construction sector provides social and economic mobility

Social and economic mobility can be attained through the construction sector, according to a new report from the Chartered Institute of Building
skills academy

Skills academy launched by the CIOB will boost construction productivity

A new skills academy has been launched by the Chartered Institute of Building in an attempt to improve productivity in the UK construction sector
construction industry training board

Construction Industry Training Board boss announces resignation

Adrian Belton, chief executive of the Construction Industry Training Board, has announced he is to leave his position by the end of the year
gender pay gap

Gender pay gap in construction revealed in government figures

Figures from the government reveal the depth of the gender pay gap in the construction sector, with women's wages still behind their male counterparts

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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.