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“Single vision” needed to attract fresh talent

The CITB’s strategic partnerships director for Scotland has called on the construction sector to adopt a “single vision” to help attract more youngsters into...

Human factors hold the key to increased safety

UNDERSTANDING interactions surrounding site banter could help measure human performance and help contribute to a reduction in construction accidents, an expert in human factors...

Glasgow M&E specialist more than doubles apprentice numbers

M&E specialist Arc-Tech (Scotland) has taken on six new trade apprentices, bringing the total number of apprentices employed by the firm to eleven. The new...

Industry unites to promote fire sector skills

SELECT has revealed it helped to shape a new occupational qualification structure by the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems (FESS) industry that will lead...

Scottish trainees win hat-trick of skills awards

THREE Scottish students have won gold at the SkillBuild National Final, which was held in Birmingham. Organised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), SkillBuild...

Unlocking qualifications in lockdown

A cohort of construction site management professionals from CALA Homes used Scotland’s construction industry shutdown period as a means of career progression, in an...

New SNIPEF appointments will tackle sector skill shortages

THE Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) has appointed a regional support officer and business equality administrator. The moves are designed to tackle...

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...

SNIJIB: online tests provide ‘lifeline’ for firms looking to keep workers safe and compliant

THE Scottish and Northern Ireland Joint Industry Board (SNIJIB) has implemented digital technology which allows most plumbing and heating operatives to sit their health...

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre launches future skills strategy

CONSTRUCTION Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has unveiled its Future Skills Strategy with the aim of helping to inspire future generations of construction workers. Building on...

Construction careers highlighted during Scottish Apprenticeship Week

THE construction and demolition industries have marked Scottish Apprenticeship Week by raising awareness of career opportunities at a school careers event in Glasgow. 60 students...

CITB chief executive to stand down

ADRIAN Belton is leaving his role as chief executive of CITB at the end of the year, the organisation has announced. Sarah Beale, currently chief...

New retrofit training programme launched for construction workers

CONSTRUCTION Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) is introducing its Low Carbon Learning programme, hailed as the UK’s first ever training course designed to give construction...

New climate emergency training developed for construction firms

A climate emergency training course has been created by Keep Scotland Beautiful in collaboration with McLaughlin & Harvey, GRAHAM, McAleer & Rushe and Henry...

Contractor’s new charity partnership is Streets ahead

GRAHAM has teamed up with 'sport for employment' charity Street League to establish construction skills academies, with the aim of giving young people support including...

Charitable trust offers ‘lifeline’ to apprentices made redundant due to Covid-19

APPRENTICES made redundant due to Covid-19 are being offered a lifeline by an industry-focused charitable trust backed by one of Scotland’s largest trade associations. The...

Consultation to start on new CITB levy proposal

CITB has launched its new levy proposal for industry, which would see a reduction in the levy for all firms to fund a new "more relevant"...

SNIPEF welcomes grant funding for low carbon heat skills

SNIPEF, the Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation, has welcomed an announcement of funding to help upskill plumbing apprentices and employees in the...

New training guide launched to help tradespeople during lockdown

A new guide for tradespeople has been published, which provides training tips and practical business advice to help those who are out of work or...

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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