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CITB business plan aims to tackle ‘Big Six’ construction skills challenges

THE Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has outlined plans to tackle what it describes as the ‘Big Six’ skills challenges facing the sector. Based on...

Builders back rise in grant funding for apprenticeships

SCOTTISH builders have backed a funding boost announcement for construction apprenticeships. The Scottish Building Federation has welcomed the news that from April 1, the Construction Industry...

Scottish university students urged to push the boundaries on housebuilding

STUDENTS from Heriot-Watt University have been designing their homes of the future after teaming up with CALA Homes on a new initiative. The CALA Student...

Contractor earns recognition for work with young trainees

BUILDING contractor McDermott Group is celebrating after picking up the Best Newcomer accolade at the Action for Children Scotland’s Employability Awards. Earlier this year, McDermott...

“Healthy” intake of electrician apprentices revealed

OVER 700 young people have signed up for the latest intake of electrician apprentices, trade body SELECT has announced. The youngsters have signed up for...

Collaborative working delivers training boost

STEWART Milne Group and W M Donald have teamed up to support modern apprenticeships in the construction industry. Stewart Milne has added six new apprentices...

College reports record number of female engineering apprentices

FORTH Valley College (FVC) in Stirlingshire has recorded a record number of female engineering modern apprentices (MAs) for an academic year. 19 women have started...

Lanarkshire architecture students complete industry placements

ARCHITECTURAL technology students from New College Lanarkshire (NCL) have successfully completed work placements across Scotland’s central belt. In news that bodes well for the sector’s...
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Glasgow apprentices honoured at awards ceremony

CITY Building apprentices were honoured at the Glasgow firm's annual Apprentice Awards ceremony, held in the City Chambers. More than 80 apprentices were shortlisted across a...

Barratt’s search for an apprentice continues

Leading housebuilder Barratt Homes are continuing their award winning Barratt Academy apprenticeship programme with the recruitment of eight young apprentices this autumn. The eight young...

Glasgow venue to host construction summit

CITY of Glasgow College is to host a National Construction Skills & Innovation Summit. The event, to be held on Tuesday April 30, will include...

New ‘academic’ card launched for engineers

A special card for engineers with degrees and other higher-level qualifications is being launched. Engineering Services SKILLcard, which has over 64,000 card holders across the...

Maybole WW1 memorial earns apprentices top accolade

A team of Ayrshire apprentices have been recognised for their work in creating a poignant memorial for World War One soldiers. The three Modern Apprentices...

Story Contracting launches ‘virtual’ work experience scheme

STORY Contracting has launched a virtual work experience programme for young people across the UK, to ensure students don't lose out due to the...

Help shape the future of training and development in construction

A nationwide survey has been launched to establish what the future training and development needs are of the construction and engineering sectors. The project is...

DM Hall set for ‘record’ year as six young recruits triumph in RICS assessments

DM Hall has announced that its 2020/21 cohort have passed the final professional hurdle of their training with 'flying colours' despite the pandemic-related challenges...

Employers urged to have their say on plant standards review

CITB is urging employers to participate in a review of plant short duration training standards and grant support. A review is being carried out by...

Training specialist calls for construction to be taught in schools

A construction training manager has called for an optional construction class to be added to the school curriculum to help promote careers in the...

Graduate apprenticeships have key role to play in Scotland’s economy

https://vimeo.com/686272068/403f15e1a5 By Jen Henderson, head of talent partnerships at Heriot-Watt University Graduate Apprenticeships are a key way to develop and retain skills and talent for business...

Why construction must investigate alternative paths to entry to address skills shortages

By Emma Dickson, technical director at Arcadis and industry co-chair of the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum’s Skills and Workforce sub group. Employers in the construction...