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  • 09 January 2018

    Ethnic diversity in construction

    More BME people are choosing careers in construction. Read about the successes and find out why diversity in the industry is important. ...
  • 10 November 2017

    Inspired by diversity, built in Britain

    International influences are all over the built environment – even in our most cherished national monuments. Find out how diversity is a crucial part of construction. ...
  • 27 October 2017

    What lies beneath: digging up ghosts

    Ancient burial grounds, skeletons, ghosts. (It must be Halloween!) With a career in construction, you might have an encounter with any of them. ...
  • 29 September 2017

    Building a better future

    The construction industry is changing – not just changing itself, but changing communities and the environment for the better. Find out how you can get involved. ...
  • 18 September 2017

    Sustainability in construction

    Sustainability is an ever-growing challenge that every industry faces and construction is no exception to this. Take a look at how the construction sector is tackling sustainability and how you could help. ...
  • 01 September 2017

    Innovation in construction

    The construction sector is constantly evolving due to new innovations in materials, techniques and designs. With hugely successful projects following on from contemporary innovations, construction has proven the sky is no longer the limit. ...
  • 03 August 2017

    Working your way up the ladder

    Construction offers a wealth of opportunities and countless careers have been built by people who started out as apprentices. We take a look at how to make it in this ever-growing industry. ...
  • 07 July 2017

    Moving with the times

    Construction is traditionally viewed as an industry that relies more on physical rather than digital skills. But the reality is very different, with building firms keen to embrace the latest technologies… ...
  • 22 June 2017

    Leading by example – my apprenticeship experience

    After moving to the UK from Poland, Dorota wanted to pursue a career that would give her a long-lasting and clear career path. Her experiences of working in construction have given her a passion for the industry and for future generations of construc...
  • 22 June 2017

    Why mental health is a top priority in construction

    Health and safety isn’t just physical wellbeing, it’s just as important to protect someone’s mental health too. So here’s a look at how the construction industry is dealing with this topic… ...
  • 12 June 2017

    Pursue your passions and reap the rewards

    After finishing school in Jamaica, Orville made the decision to uproot his life and move to the UK to be with his wife. But in doing that, he’s been able to pursue his passion for construction and get stuck into the UK industry. ...
  • 17 May 2017

    Open Doors 2017: What a week

    Janette Welton-Pai, a Partnerships Manager for CITB, looks back on her experience of Open Doors 2017, what it’s about and why you should book in for next year’s event ...
  • 24 August 2016

    Got my results? Now what?

    James Thomas, a CITB Advisor, talks about what you can do after getting your exam results and deciding what next steps to take. ...
  • 22 June 2016

    Young Builder of the Year 2016

    Are you a young person in the construction industry? Have you had to beat the odds in order to complete your training or gain employment? If so, YouthBuild UK wants to hear from you! ...
  • 04 March 2016

    The ‘lass’ on site who loves her job

    Karmen found it hard to get the bricklaying apprenticeship she wanted. Some employers weren’t sure about taking on a woman but now she’s two years in at Taylor Wimpey and loving it. ...
  • 01 March 2016

    A completely different experience

    Steven Reid is a plant mechanic with Daviot Group in Inverness. He’s had great success during his apprenticeship, scooping several awards, including Apprentice of the Year and Stars of the Future. ...
  • 29 February 2016

    Apprentices are the lifeblood of any company

    Andrew Fordyce started as an apprentice in 1976 and is now managing director of Darroch & Allan, an award winning joiners and builders in Moray, Scotland. ...
  • 18 December 2015

    My passion for the industry and being a Construction Amabassador

    Mike Poole is passionate about his work as a painter & decorator, taking on new apprentices to give them real-life experience in the industry. He also works as a Construction Ambassador, giving talks and presentations in schools to show students the ...
  • 07 December 2015

    Cardiff takes the lead on greener cities

    Wales leads the UK in construction corporate responsibility and sustainable development as Cardiff University takes part in programme for greener cities. ...
  • 04 December 2015

    Time to plan for a future in planning

    Andrew Close MRTPI, Head of Careers, Education & Professional Development at the RTPI talks about the role of planning and how they're getting the message out to future generations. ...
  • 06 November 2015

    A career to last you a lifetime

    Karen Jones, HR Director from Redrow Homes tells us why construction will give you a career to last you a lifetime. ...
  • 25 September 2015

    Why I am supporting Go Construct

    Founder of fashion brand Red or Dead and design firm HemmingwayDesign, Wayne Hemingway talks about why he's so passionate about Go Construct and the wider construction industry. ...
  • 10 September 2015

    Construction - Endless possibilities

    Roy Cavanagh, MBE, Training & Education Executive discusses his career and offers advice for those interested in getting into construction ...
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