October 2019

A Clear View

5 Stories - 15 min read

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Introduction

We know you care about the future of skills in our industry, and how CITB is investing the levy to get the maximum return for employers.

We want our work to be as transparent as possible so you can see the progress being made.

That’s why our latest edition of 360 is now simpler to access and easier to read – all of our updates at your fingertips, all in one place, at the click of a button. You’ll be able to see the stories online that matter to you most.

Attract

71% of young people find the construction industry unappealing, so we’re taking action to reach tomorrow’s workforce, today.

A groundbreaking campaign is set to change the perceptions of a skill-strapped construction sector. Telling the stories of real people already working in wide-ranging career fields, it’s giving the industry an exciting new identity.

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Collaboration between government, major construction companies and Welsh schools is having a significant impact on education.

A three-part academic programme has increased pupils’ access to the construction industry and amplified the sector’s appeal. The project’s already delivering results – teachers and pupils love it – and the active commitment of Microsoft adds kudos.

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Support

Post-Brexit restrictions will challenge our sector, and a new CITB report identifies the three areas that must be tackled by government. Training to remain, extending low-skilled visas and providing sponsorship.

The report provides genuine solutions and a way forward for the sector. The goal? Gaining 44,000 more British-based people in construction by 2025.

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Support

Implementing lean construction techniques has already saved the sector £12.7 million and seen massive returns on investment.

So we’re building awareness. From highways to Mace Residential and Thames Tidal, lean working methods have proven cost savings and improved productivity. Industry leaders are delighted with the positive project results.

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The UK’s top apprentices took centre stage at the bi-annual WorldSkills event held in Russia.

The ‘Skills Olympics’ actively promotes and rewards those working in many different sectors, and this year we brought home more medals than ever before. CITB’s participation actively promotes the importance of home-grown talent.

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