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  • 25 September 2020

    Sustainability in construction

    The construction industry is one of the largest users of global resources and contributors of pollution. It therefore has a huge responsibility to aid sustainability. Read our guide to learn more. ...
  • 07 September 2020

    What's it like to build in the middle of a city?

    Take a look at the BBC Wales headquarters - a £100m construction project in the centre of Cardiff, home to over 1,200 staff. Read more about the project from start to finish. ...
  • 27 July 2020

    How is construction adapting for the future?

    The construction industry always adapts to the changing needs of society, the advancement in technology and new processes, from making eco-friendly materials to sustainability. ...
  • 23 June 2020

    International Women in Engineering day 2020

    Hear what materials engineer, Mimi-Isabella Nwosu, and student at London Design and Engineering, Tolu Egberongbe have to say about working in engineering. ...
  • 25 October 2019

    A new paradigm - embracing diversity and culture in construction

    For Black History Month 2019, we’re taking a look at diversity in architecture and the networks that are changing the game for BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) representation in the design and construction of our built environment. ...
  • 22 August 2019

    How to get into construction after taking your GCSEs

    We asked three people in construction what advice they would give to people thinking about getting into the industry after their GCSEs, and we found out which route they took to get into their current role. ...
  • 15 August 2019

    Do I Need A-Levels To Get Into Construction?

    If you’re thinking of studying a building or construction-related qualification, you might think you need an A-level in maths or physics. Find out more. ...
  • 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 and their start. ...
  • 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. Find out more here. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 01 March 2019

    Construction Open Doors Career Days

    Open Doors, from Monday 18 to Saturday 23 March. Find out what it’s really like to work in construction at one of hundreds of exciting live sites. ...
  • 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 277 live construction sites across England, Scotland and Wales opening their doors to the general public. Find out more ...
  • 12 February 2018

    Women In Construction: A Brief History

    We need more women in construction. With 300,000 new homes to be built each year and more than a million extra workers required by 2020. Find out more. ...
  • 09 January 2018

    Ethnic diversity in construction

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

    Accessibility pioneer - Construction Story

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

    Archaeologists - Construction Story

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

    Immersive Learning in Construction

    Find out how tech is part of the future of construction with immersive learning and virtual reality making it easier to get the skills that employers want. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 01 September 2017

    Innovation in Construction (6 HUGE Things To Watch!)

    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. ...
  • 07 July 2017

    Moving With The Times (BIM Revolution)

    Construction is traditionally viewed as an industry that relies more on physical rather than digital skills. But the reality is very different. Find out more. ...
  • 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...
  • 12 June 2017

    Orville Hall - Construction Story

    After finishing school in Jamaica, Orville made the decision to uproot his life and move to the UK to be with his wife. Read about his experience here. ...
  • 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. Why you should book in for this event in the future! ...
  • 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? Let us know! ...
  • 07 June 2016

    Denise Forster - Construction Story

    Denise Forster, is a Systems Co-ordinator at Simpson (York) Limited. She is also involved in the 'Step up into Construction' project. Find out more here. ...
  • 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

    Steven Reid - Construction Story

    I’d never thought about getting into construction before my apprenticeship. Find out about my completely different construction experience here. ...
  • 29 February 2016

    Andrew Fordyce - Construction Story

    I came right out of school at 16 and started my joinery apprenticeship with Jim Darroch and Joe Allan. Find out more about my life in construction. ...
  • 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

    In Cardiff, they’re about to take green infrastructure to the next level. Find out how urban areas can lower their environmental impact and boost sustainability. ...
  • 04 December 2015

    Andrew Close - Construction Story

    Andrew Close MRTPI, Head of Careers, Education & Professional Development at the RTPI talks about getting the message out to future generations. ...
  • 19 November 2015

    Corrinne Credland - Construction Story

    It took me a while to get into the construction sector, as I had previously worked in the sport, legal, insurance and hospital industries in various roles. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 04 November 2015

    Stewart Baseley - Construction Story

    We are facing an acute housing shortage in this country, with all experts agreeing we need to dramatically increase the number of homes being built. ...
  • 02 November 2015

    Ex-Royal Navy - Construction Story

    I left the Royal Navy on 12 July 2014 after five years’ service. I decided I wanted to change career while I was still relatively young at 24 years old. ...
  • 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. Find out more about Lexi Pares. ...
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