CITB are the Industry Training Board and a partner in the Sector Skills Council for the construction industry in England, Scotland and Wales.
It is the organisations job to work with the industry to encourage training, which helps build a safe, professional and fully qualified workforce.
The support and funding CITB provide helps companies to improve skills, increase their competitiveness and respond to challenges such as the low carbon agenda, reducing costs on site and recruiting the best talent for their sector.
The board offers an array of products and services to the construction industry including apprenticeship schemes which have recently been rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted. The board also offers training through their National Construction College (NCC) and National Specialist Accredited Centre (NSAC), as well as awards and accreditations through CSkills Awards and their specialist team. CITB also publish a range of magazines, pamphlets and publications all designed to inform and encourage those within the industry.
CITB have now been helping keep the construction industry well-skilled and competitive for 50 years. To ensure that the board does not become complacent their role is reviewed regularly. Later in 2014, CITB will ask the industry if it is prepared to support Levy proposals for 2015, 2016 and 2017, before asking Parliament in early 2015 for another tthree year Levy Order.
Using Government policy, BIS objectives and industry direction as key inputs to our strategy, CITB organises its efforts and resources through the following activities; Employer Funding, Leadership, Attracting Talent, Business Support, Apprenticeships, Directing New Approaches and Trading.
CITB views the health and safety of those working within the construction industry of paramount importance. The organisation comply with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and associated legal requirements so far as is reasonably practicable for the health, safety and welfare of employees, learners, clients, contactors, stakeholders members of the public and any other interested party.
In addition to this CITB manages its environmental aspects and impacts to comply with environmental legislation, consents, licences, codes of practice and advice from expert sources, exceeding them where practicable to do so. CITB prides themselves on providing a supportive open, learning and working environment that includes all who work for the organisation or are associated with its activities. The aim is to ensure that all those in, or associated with CITB feel safe and free from any form of harm.
For more information about the Construction Industry Training Board, or to find out about the CITB apprenticeships, please visit: www.citb.co.uk.