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  • 15 August 2019

    Do I need A-levels to get into construction?

    There are many different roles in the construction industry, and as many different routes to get there. We talk to two women who used their A-levels to take a different path into construction. ...
  • 06 August 2019

    SQA results day – what next?

    Ahead of today’s Scottish Qualification Awards, we spoke to three people who chose a career in construction. We find out what motivated them to want a career in construction and how they got started. ...
  • 05 June 2019

    How construction can go green

    Greenheart is one of the UK’s leading designers and builders of sustainable homes. On World Environment Day we asked them how construction can embrace a truly sustainable future. ...
  • 28 May 2019

    Construction is full of personality

    Read about three industry workers' experience in the construction industry and how they feel their personality type suits their role. ...
  • 12 March 2019

    Female firsts in construction

    For Women’s History Month (1 – 31 March), we look back on some of the great female firsts in construction. ...
  • 08 March 2019

    Inspirational Women in Construction

    Our #TakeoverTuesday on Instagram offers you a great insight into what it’s like to work in construction, by showcasing days in the life of inspiring people who have roles in the industry. ...
  • 05 March 2019

    Hands-on learning as apprentices

    For Scottish Apprenticeship Week (4 - 8 March), three apprentices on four-year courses with Scotia Homes told us what they loved about learning their chosen trades hands-on. ...
  • 04 March 2019

    Why become an apprentice?

    From the 4 - 8 March, it’s National Apprenticeship Week! So, we thought we’d ask a couple of budding engineers why they became apprentices. More than that, we wanted to know if they had any regrets… ...
  • 01 March 2019

    Open Doors: experience construction for real!

    There’s nothing quite like the buzz of being on a live construction site. During Open Doors, you can borrow a hard hat and rub shoulders with people from all walks of life, doing a diverse range of roles on projects that shape the world around you. ...
  • 26 February 2019

    LGBT in sight, on site: Reconciliation

    During LGBT (lesbian gay bisexual trans) History Month, we find out what it’s really like to come out in the construction industry. Pioneer and activist, Christina Riley, Senior Planner at Kier Group, talks to us about her experiences. ...
  • 20 February 2019

    LGBT in sight, on site: Activism

    During LGBT (lesbian gay bisexual trans) History Month, we find out what it’s really like to come out in the construction industry. Pioneer and activist, Christina Riley, Senior Planner at Kier Group, talks to us about her experiences. ...
  • 13 February 2019

    LGBT in sight, on site: Peace

    The theme of this year’s LGBT History Month is peace, activism and reconciliation, which will be explored through our 3-part mini-series. ...
  • 12 November 2018

    Dressed for Success

    James Whitaker, Marketing Director at Dickies Workwear – a sponsor of this year’s SkillBuild UK National Final – shares his advice on what to look for when shopping for professional workwear. ...
  • 20 April 2018

    Make-A-Wish: Joseph's story

    Joseph from Aberystwyth, Wales was granted his wish to have a ‘mega’ construction vehicle experience, following his passion for all things construction. Joseph was able to come to the National Construction College, arranged through The Construction I...
  • 28 March 2018

    Open Doors 2018: 9 things we learnt

    This year’s Open Doors Week was bigger and better than ever before with 277 live construction sites across England, Scotland and Wales opening their doors to the general public. ...
  • 05 March 2018

    Pride and 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 09 January 2018

    Ethnic diversity in construction

    More black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people are choosing careers in construction. Read about the successes and find out why diversity in the industry is important. ...
  • 24 November 2017

    Accessible buildings for a more inclusive world

    Accessible buildings are crucial for a fairer, more inclusive world in which people with disabilities can fully participate in society. Find out more and get involved. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 29 August 2015

    Construction – So Much More than You Think

    Lexi Pares, an Assistant Engineer talks about the project that made her see the bigger picture of the construction industry, and what she loves about her career. ...
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