CITB are a social enterprise, devoted to building  competitive advantage for the construction industry and the people who work in it.

Their vision

For British construction to have a recognised, world-class, innovative approach  to developing its workforce to deliver quality in the built environment.

What they do?

CITB use robust sector specific labour market intelligence, the Construction Skills Network, to develop and deliver a range of product and services to construction employers and they invest employer funds in a variety of ways – so that businesses can keep  the skills in their workforce up-to-date, and increase their bottom line.

It’s their job to:

  • Shape our industry 

The construction sector employs around 2 million workers and CITB uses their excellent links with  UK governments to make sure they understand and support training and skills development.

Their connections are used to support employers through the recession – helping them to retain their apprentices and, they’ve shaped qualifications, saved the NVQ and championed employer-led initiatives to deliver flexible learning for construction businesses.

  • Attract the brightest and best talent 

Apprenticeships are the lifeblood of the construction industry that is why CITB encourage more young people to join the industry and more employers to offer opportunities.

They’ve set up a website called bConstructive to give young people a flavour of the exciting career opportunities for them in the sector.

  • Train, train, train 

The National Construction College is the largest construction college in Europe, providing quality and affordable training to 30,000 workers each year.

They also support apprentices by matching them with an employer and training them at their flagship colleges throughout the UK.

  • Support existing workers 

They invest employer funds by providing grants to employers that are registered with CITB. Through the Grants Scheme and their Development Funds programme, they support in excess of 15,000 businesses each year – giving grantgs to upskill workers and increase their competitive edge. They also provide £2.4 million funding each to year to 88 Training  Groups across the country, to help them take advantage of opportunities in their area.

To find out more please visit the CITB website using the link provided on the right hand side. Alternatively to contact CITB  directly please use the contact information also provided on the right hand side.