Exclusive: Ambitious Partnership Replaces CITB

A new dynamic partnership between Waltham Forest Council and Dudley College of Technology will replace the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) in National Construction College. This exciting Leyton combination also sees scaffolding training provider Simian teaming up with both the Dudley establishment and the council, to meet the demands of traditional trades. It will, of course, provide the high-quality tuition...

Union slams CITB over direct training exit


Unite has hit out at the Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) handling of plans to scrap its training provision and make hundreds of people redundant. Unite, the UK's largest union has said the CITB has failed to consult with the industry over its controversial plans to stop direct training and reduce its workforce by nearly 900 over the next two...

CITB launches new Training Model

A transformative new system to access training and grant from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has been launched. The new Training Model and Grants Scheme is a central feature of CITB’s Vision 2020 programme, delivered on time and on budget as the training body becomes more responsive and accountable to the industry it serves.The Training Model is broken down...

Bid to keep jobs at Bircham Newton

Talks to take place next month to find a way to keep jobs and construction training at the facility. The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is sitting down with local politicians and industry bosses in Norfolk next month to discuss the future of its Bircham Newton training centre.The meeting will predominantly focus on saving jobs at the site and will...

Bircham Newton to Close After Major CITB Shake-Up

'An end of an era', Bircham Newton Construction College is set to close by 2019. The 50-year-old Bircham Newton base in Norfolk has been the must go-to training college for thousands of scaffolders over the years.Sources say the CITB management called a meeting and broke the news to staff yesterday.The news comes after the CITB training body laid out plans to...

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