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30th November 2020
Last year I wrote a blog covering the issues that construction businesses faced because of Brexit. With the transition period ending on 31 December 2020, there are concerns that many UK businesses are not yet fully prepared.
6th November 2020
Emma Nicholson FCIOB tells us about her experience of serving on CIOB committees and makes the case for getting involved to build you confidence, skills and network.
25th February 2020
I’m pleased that the launch of our new report, the Real Face of Construction, went well and I want to thank everyone who joined us at the launch event.
30th January 2020
Apprenticeships are synonymous with the construction industry. For many CIOB members an apprenticeship will have been the starting point to their professional career and yet for many years, and for many reasons, they have fallen out of vogue. In part due to a series of different government...
20th November 2019
As a school boy, I knew that I wanted to be in the construction industry. I knew that I wanted to be working on major projects – place my mark and legacy on the international construction scene. How to get there was the question.
17th June 2019
Every year around this time, I take a bit of time to reflect on what Armed Forces Day means to me. It’s amazing how a short time in the army, by military standards, has been both the catalyst and a stepping stone to what continues to be a rewarding career in the construction industry.
21st December 2018
At Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure, we’ve recently opened our second Returnships programme for applications after our initial scheme, which was successfully launched in October 2017, saw over ninety applicants with a range of skills and experience apply to return to employment...
13th December 2018
In June 2018, the UK government commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to carry out a full review of the composition of the shortage occupation list (SOL), to explore what skills are most in demand as the UK prepares to exit the European Union.
29th June 2018
BuildForce is a UK-wide initiative encouraging military Service Leavers and Veterans into construction sector careers, this blog celebrates their work.
6th March 2017
This happens to be National Apprenticeship Week (6-10 March 2017), but apprenticeships are front and centre in people’s attentions for plenty of other reasons as well.