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  1. Adult Up skilling Funding Support – Addressing the Skills Gaps

    09/07/2015

    Up to £3000 of Support is going to be made available from CITB for Registered In Scope Companies As a result of feedback from the industry, CITB, as part of a pilot programme, has made flexible employer funding available to support you with recruiting partially trained staff into your organisation. For a trial period they […]


  2. Are you employing illegal workers – how to carry out a right to work check

    Obtain – Ensure that you physically see the original passport or original other document.  Driving licenses and NI cards are NOT acceptable. Check – Check the documents validity  in the presence of the holder.  Make sure that the photo, date of birth etc matches the person presenting it to you.  Check that nothing has been scratched […]


  3. Free skills training for small businesses – Bedfordshire

    23/04/2015

    This year Saint-Gobain, in partnership with the CITB, has launched the New Window Entrepreneurship Foundation http://www.saint-gobain.com/350foundation to help tackle some of the problems facing the sector. Every year for the next five years, they will be offering the heads of 25 small construction companies the chance to attend 12 months of free training courses, aimed […]


  4. 4,260 construction jobs expected in the East of England each year for the next five years, with industrial and commercial sectors leading the growth

    17/04/2015

    Two years of continuous growth in the East of England is starting to make a difference. Those working in construction are likely to see average yearly output growth of 2.5% in the sector, which will see 4,260 jobs created every year for the next five years in the region. Download the Construction Skills Network East […]


  5. Come and see the industry’s best talent compete at a SkillBuild Regional Heat

    23/03/2015

    Run by CITB, SkillBuild is the country’s largest multi-trade competition. There are 13 regional heats across Scotland, England and Wales, kicking off in Burnley on 8 April, promising a wave of fresh talent and expertise. find a local heat near you. SkillBuild 2015 Regional Heat Dates The SkillBuild Regional Heat dates and colleges have been […]


  6. Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015

    The previous 2007 CDM Regulations are being replaced to make it easier for everyone involved to understand what they need to do the job safely. Small and medium size construction businesses will have to make a plan and manage health and safety when the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 come into force on 6 […]


  7. National minimum wage rates for October 2015

    20/03/2015

    Apprentice:  £3.30 16-17 year olds:  £3.87 18-20 year olds:  £5.30 Age 21 and above:  £6.70 Full details accessible via https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-national-minimum-wage-rates-announced


  8. Introducing wellbeing to the workplace

    12/03/2015

    In working to get the very best out of a business, many managers are choosing to adopt practices to enhance staff wellbeing. Wellbeing is a term that includes the way staff feel about their lives, their work and their workplaces. A focus on wellbeing can be a way to make improvements in individual staff performance […]


  9. Are you aware of the CDM changes for the 6th April 2015?

    10/03/2015

    Subject to Parliamentary approval, new Construction and Design Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) will come into force on 6 April 2015. HSE has published draft legal guidance before the Regulations come in to help anyone who has duties under the Regulations to prepare in advance. Please note the draft Regulations within the guidance have been amended […]


  10. CITB challenges construction industry to stand up to sexism

    Three-quarters of construction employers think the industry is still perceived as sexist, according to a new, large-scale poll published on International Women’s Day by CITB. The survey of 1500 employers from across the country revealed that 73% believe perceptions of a sexist culture are a major reason women are under-represented in the industry. Although the […]


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