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Construction industry will need ‘216,800 new workers by 2025’

The construction industry has bounced back from the Covid-19 pandemic and should reach 2019 levels of output in 2022, but by 2025, the industry will need to recruit an additional 217,000 new workers just to meet demand.

Amey and Bell Group launches new prison academy

Securing employment is a key part of successful reintegration back into society upon prison release, Amey and Bell Group have teamed up with the New Futures Network to create a series of academies that will help transform lives and reduce reoffending.
Construction industry

New film showcases opportunities for next generation in construction

The Construction Innovation Hub and Class Of Your Own (COYO), supported by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), has released a new film, Where it All Begins, as part of a call on the construction industry to attract the next generation.
Construction manager skills, digital learning

Upskilling to accelerate digital adoption in construction

The newly launched Digital learning platform on the Supply Chain Sustainability School supports the modernisation of digital technology within the industry by upskilling managers working in the construction sector.
building services jobs

New building services jobs board to help match recruits

BESA is partnering with PRS Recruitment to deliver a new online jobs board to help members attract new recruits and match skilled people with the right job.
Women in Planning, mentoring scheme

Why Women in Planning launched a Mentoring Scheme

Women in Planning marked International Women’s Day with the launch of its new Mentoring Scheme. Jessica Herrity of Aspbury Planning, chair of Women in Planning East Midlands, and Emma Cartledge-Taylor of Shoosmiths, chair of Women in Planning West Midlands, discuss why the scheme is needed and the overwhelming response from the industry.
CITB England Plan, construction

CITB reveals plans for new recruits in England

The CITB’s England Plan aims to help employers with their immediate skills needs, offer clear information to attract new recruits, and tackle long-term challenges.
Passivhaus in practice

CSIC to deliver Passivhaus in Practice programme for Scottish workers

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has launched a new initiative to train construction sector professionals in Passivhaus standards.
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CIOB and CWIC launch VR construction experience for students

The CIOB and Construction Wales Innovation Centre have launched a virtual reality experience for students, designed to provide interesting and engaging ‘live, on-site’ learning opportunities.
National Construction Colleges

CITB keeps three National Construction Colleges

CITB has decided to keep the National Construction Colleges at Bircham Newton, Norfolk and Inchinnan, Glasgow, whilst sale discussions continue for Erith.
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Scottish Construction Forum calls on industry for future skills

The Scottish Construction Leadership Forum is reaching out to every part of the industry to seek its views on training provision and the intractable problem of skills shortages.
construction roles, net zero,

350,000 new construction roles needed by 2028 to meet net zero...

The meet the governments net zero goals by 2050, the construction industry will need 350,000 new roles by 2028, according to CITB.
MMC Taskforce

Government’s MMC Taskforce hailed by insulation specialists

Insulation specialist Actis has welcomed the establishment of a Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) Taskforce, announced in this month's Budget.
construction skills plan

CLC publishes landmark construction skills plan

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has published the first sector-wide construction skills plan, which proposes a ‘Talent View portal’, a drive towards increased direct employment and new construction traineeship programmes.
construction inclusivity and equality, construction, buildots

Buildots outlines the importance of inclusivity and equality

Buildots caught up with their head of customer success, Sophie Morris to talk about why she loves construction and the importance of inclusivity and equality.
Women in Planning, mentoring scheme,

Women in Planning launches mentoring scheme

Women in Planning is today (8 March 2021) launching a mentoring scheme to coincide with International Women’s Day.
Training scheme, kickstart scheme,

Amey initiates government’s kickstart training scheme

Amey is set to roll out the Government’s Kickstart scheme to help Britain bounce back and support young people whose job prospects have been affected by the pandemic.
green skills gap

Government must do more to close green skills gap, warns industry

A group of construction industry leaders have urged the government to do more to close the green skills gap to achieve 2050 net-zero carbon goals.
offsite housing skills,

Offsite Alliance & MOBIE invite industry to define offsite housing skills

The Offsite Alliance and Ministry of Building Innovation and Education (MOBIE) have invited the housebuilding industry to help define offsite housing skills.
Apprenticeship opportunities, skills, construction,

Construction industry must unite to give hope to next generation

The Construction Leadership Council is challenging industry to act, in a step that will also help reduce future skills shortages.
fire engineering

Birmingham uni launches new fire engineering course

A new fire engineering course has been launched by Birmingham City University to address post-Grenfell skills shortage concerns.
Workplus Apprenticeship scheme, apprentice,

Graham encourages apprentices to join Workplus scheme

Graham is encouraging apprentices and those who want to retrain to apply for the latest 2021 Workplus Apprenticeship scheme.
apprenticeship roles

Hinkley Point C to create 1,000 apprenticeship roles

The Hinkley Point C project has created over 700 apprenticeship roles and aspires to create 1,000 over the course of the construction phase of the project.
Operator Skills Hub

Flannery and Balfour Beatty launch operator skills hub

Balfour Beatty Flannery, a partnership between Balfour Beatty and Flannery Plant Hire, has launched the Operator Skills Hub, offering training programmes to inspire young people and upskill current plant operators.
Covid income support

Covid income support grants causing site skills shortages

An increased level of self-employed construction workers claiming Covid income support grants are creating skills shortages across the sector.
Construction jobs, construction, workers,

Construction jobs expected to rise after challenging year

While there are challenges ahead for the sector which is set to grow by a quarter of million workers in the next four years, the construction industry will provide more opportunities for British workers, as the number of migrant workers falls, CITB’s annual Migration Survey showed.

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