The Construction Collective Skills Special

Addressing the UK construction sector’s biggest single challenge…..LIVE! With mammoth projects such as HS2 increasing demand for workers at all levels, the ongoing skills shortage within the UK construction sector s only going to get worse. To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week, The Construction Collective hosted a special one-off LIVE show to address that issue….Read moreRead more

Turning the spotlight onto skills…

MASSIVE video show coming next week. The UK will mark National Apprenticeship Week from 8 to 14 February. To coincide with this national awareness week, DemolitionNews will once again takes its place among The Construction Collective to host a huge new video show that is focused entirely upon skills and training. That new show will…Read moreRead more

CITB head stepping down…

CEO to leave embattled training board in New Year. Sarah Beale, Chief Executive of CITB, has given notice of her resignation which will come into effect from September 2021. She has served as CEO since January 2017, having previously held a range of senior leadership positions at the organisation over the past 16 years. Sarah,…Read moreRead more

Comment – Game Over

Why attempting to attract young people into the demolition and construction sector via comparisons to computer gaming is folly. There is no greater sign that a youth trend has peaked than when it is adopted by the mainstream. I was a teenager at the time but I distinctly remember watching as a children’s TV presenter…Read moreRead more

Asbestos training down by two-thirds…

UKATA raises concerns over 66 percent fall. The UK Asbestos Training Association (UKATA) has raised concerns about the lack of asbestos training in the construction industry that has been undertaken since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the re-opening of construction sites in May, the number of workers undertaking asbestos training courses continues to…Read moreRead more

CITB extends apprentice support…

Training board responds to ongoing COVID crisis. The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is offering support to help find a new employer for any displaced apprentice as part of a raft of measures to keep skills within industry. Any construction apprentice is now eligible to receive CITB support if they lose their job or apprenticeship….Read moreRead more

Has NOCN bitten off more than it can chew…?

Apologies offered when solutions are required. For the second time in six months, NOCN Group has been forced to publicly apologise for its calamitous takeover of the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS). The company previously apologised back in February when it said that emergency measures were being put in place. But six months later, NOCN…Read moreRead more

Comment – Shooting ourselves in the foot…?

Industry veteran decries four-fold hike in training costs. Along with death and taxes, a skills shortage within the UK demolition and construction sectors is one of life’s great certainties. Now that the industry is returning to work full-time after the COVID-19 crisis, it is likely that we will once again find ourselves hampered and hamstrung…Read moreRead more

Demolition Daily #43

Brace yourselves – Today’s episode of the Demolition Daly LiveStream contains a rant. It is a sprawling rant of many colours that takes in personal tragedy, eye candy girlfriends in newly-purchased Ferraris, Band Aid, Live Aid, slimming tablets, social media influencers, boob jobs, chocolate fireguards. And construction industry training.

Demolition Daily #23

In today’s episode of the Demolition Daily LiveStream, we look at the importance of maintaining training during times of downturn and recession; we call for your funny, shocking and amazing demolition stories; and we share a few of our own.