CITB reveals spending plans for £614m of levy cash

Grant Prior 5 years ago
Share

The Construction Industry Training Board is planning a new “big, bold” careers campaign in a bid to attract a new generation of workers into construction.

The move is part of the board’s latest three-year plan which highlights how it will spend the £614m of levy income collected between 2019/20 to 2021/22.

The plan outlines the ‘Big Six’ skills challenges identified by CITB research.

They include:

  • making construction an attractive career to a broader range of recruits
  • developing a ‘site-ready’ workforce
  • getting more construction learners to join the industry
  • growing the number and diversity of apprentices
  • helping smaller firms invest in the training that can transform their business
  • boosting the number of assessors for vocational qualifications.

The nationwide careers campaign aims to “attract and inspire many more recruits from all walks of life.”

It will be funded from a £23m pot set aside to fund campaigns alongside the existing Go Construct initiative.

CITB said: “This big, bold campaign will highlight the many fantastic and well-paid career opportunities available, reaching groups who have traditionally been underrepresented in the industry.

“It will provide clear information on how to get into construction, including through apprenticeships and work experience, and will showcase the support available, such as higher CITB funding rates for apprenticeships.”

CITB is also looking to boost the number of “site-ready recruits” for employers by expanding the Construction Skills Fund initiative.

A further 20 onsite hubs will be added to the 26 currently operating to extend the scheme to Scotland, Wales and other regions in England.

The new hubs will give thousands of local people valuable onsite experience, and deliver the work-ready candidates employers need.

CITB said it will also increase help for smaller contractors by increasing its Skills and Training Fund.

CITB Chief Executive Sarah Beale said: “Our Business Plan identifies the most pressing skills challenges we face as an industry, and sets out the detail of how CITB will work with partners to address them.

“We’ve built the plan by listening to employers and their needs, and making sure CITB is focused on a small number of really critical projects that it is best placed to deliver, whilst improving our services too.

“Working with employers, learners and education, I’m confident that this plan will help transform construction and make it fit for the future.”

For full details of how the CITB levy money will be spent over the next three years click here.

Latest news

Mace confirmed on £100m London office retrofit

Work underway on Helical's 100 New Bridge Street job near Ludgate Circus
9 hours ago

Wylfa chosen for next big nuclear power station build

Government names Anglesey site for a large-scale gigawatt nuclear power plant.
12 hours ago

Bowmer & Kirkland trading profit halves

Contractor buys HVAC specialist Adcock despite challenging market
12 hours ago

Piling specialist Van Elle plans further job cuts

Piling specialist plans further cost savings in face of lower demand
13 hours ago

Civils contractor A Catlow files administration notice

High voltage cable specialist lodges court notice
12 hours ago

Green light for ARC Oxford lab campus

Work to start later this year on £40m Ascent building job
13 hours ago

Stonehenge tunnel hit by another legal delay

Court upholds latest appeal against £1.7bn scheme by campaigners
1 day ago

Plans go in for huge Olympic Park construction hub

Bow Goods Yard could deliver 3.5m tonnes of materials a year to sites across London
1 day ago

40% affordable homes target for Labour’s new towns

Labour pledges to select new town sites by end of first year
1 day ago

Plan for £100m Liverpool Baltic station

Construction work could begin next year
2 days ago

Surgo Construction went down owing £4.5m

Biggest creditor is Bellway Homes after dispute on housing job
2 days ago

Vistry seals £157m West London housing deal

Around 575 homes to be built at Merrick Place scheme in Ealing
2 days ago

Streamlined Watkin Jones returns to profit in first half

Multi-room specialist sees secured work pipeline hit £1.4bn
2 days ago

Bellway hires ex-brickie as group construction chief

James Griffin to oversee move to the Future Homes Standard and timber frame.
2 days ago

Persimmon under fire for delays to £10m relief road

West Suffolk Council serves Breach of Condition Notices after timetable slips again
2 days ago

BAM wins £33m Kent secondary school job

Replacement Swanley academy to be built at live school site
2 days ago

Aluminium cladding specialist collapses

Melton Mowbray-based firm worked for several main contractors
2 days ago

Brickwork contractor Lee Marley returns to profit

Affordable and rental homes demand lifts brickwork contractor
3 days ago

Housing contractor Durkan suffers second year of losses

More fire safety provisions tip firm into £3.9m loss
3 days ago

Farrans makes breakthrough on tricky tunnel job

Tunnel under Tees latest part of new £155m water pipeline job
3 days ago

Heidelberg buys aggregates and earthworks specialist B&A

Latest deal follows acquisition of Mick George
3 days ago

Flagship biodiversity net gain scheme flawed

NAO warns Government's flagship green development scheme at risk of failure
5 days ago

Plan in for £3bn Lincolnshire mega data centre

3.3m sq ft Humber Tech Park will be one of Europe's largest data centres
6 days ago

Green light for Digbeth 1,300 homes scheme

Warner’s Fields scheme to start with excavation and landscaping of the River Rea
6 days ago

£210m M3 Junction 9 upgrade gains consent

VolkerFitzpatrick to start work in early 2025 on Winnall roundabout, near Winchester
6 days ago

United Living wins 14-year L&Q homes repairs deal

Trafford housing upkeep deal worth £205m
6 days ago

£400m Lewisham resi-led scheme advances

Land deal paves way for Amro Partners' 1,000-home London scheme
6 days ago

McLaren gets go-ahead for Grade II listed Leeds student scheme

Springfield House to be revamped and two new wings added
6 days ago

Piling giant to fit people alarms on all rigs

Cementation Skanska upgrades site safety systems
6 days ago

Vistry to make £800m profit after subcontractor cost cuts

House builder bullish about shareholder returns after asking suppliers for discounts
7 days ago

Contractor services