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Pride & Joy: A career to be proud of
05 March 2018

Pride & Joy: A career to be proud of

Help your kids find a career they love and build a future to be proud of. We asked construction workers to bring their parents to work for the day. ...
Women in construction: a brief history
12 February 2018

Women in construction: a brief history

Women are integral to today's construction industry, not just in improving the skills gap, but to continue to make a real difference to our built environment. Discover a brief history of what they've done so far. ...
  • Ethnic diversity in construction
    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. ...
  • Inspired by diversity, built in Britain
    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. ...
  • What lies beneath: digging up ghosts
    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. ...
  • Building a better future
    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. ...
  • Sustainability in construction
    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. ...
  • Innovation in construction
    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. ...
  • What to do after your exams
    15 August 2017

    What to do after your exams

    We all know the pressure of receiving exam results, but no matter the numbers or grades, there are always routes into an exciting career in construction. We take a look at the next steps to take after results day. ...
  • Working your way up the ladder
    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. ...
  • Moving with the times
    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… ...
  • Leading by example – my apprenticeship experience
    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...
  • Why mental health is a top priority in construction
    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… ...
  • Pursue your passions and reap the rewards
    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. ...
  • Open Doors 2017: What a week
    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 ...
  • Got my results? Now what?
    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. ...
  • Young Builder of the Year 2016
    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! ...
  • The ‘lass’ on site who loves her job
    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. ...
  • My passion for the industry and being a Construction Amabassador
    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 ...
  • Cardiff takes the lead on greener cities
    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. ...
  • Time to plan for a future in planning
    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. ...
  • A career to last you a lifetime
    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. ...
  • Why I am supporting Go Construct
    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. ...
  • Construction - Endless possibilities
    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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