UK SME contractors ‘must upskill or miss out’ on jobs

Small and medium sized construction businesses in the UK are being urged to get the right skills and accreditation to work under the Green Deal or miss out on potential jobs. That’s the warning from the Industrial Training Board (ITB) for the construction industry, which is calling on UK firms to take advantage of the […]

UK needs new skills to meet EU energy targets

New skills and training are needed in the building sector if the UK is to meet the EU’s energy targets by 2020, a new study suggests. The ‘Analysis of the National Status Quo’ report suggests firms are not fully prepared for the impact of the green agenda. It claims more than 161,000 skilled workers will […]

British firms asked for feedback to help green construction stay one step ahead

Construction firms are being urged to give their views on improving the industry in light of the Government’s Green Deal, to make sure the UK workforce is equipped to face the new challenges required of them in the low carbon economy. CITB-ConstructionSkills, the Industry Training Board and Sector Skills Council, and the Federation of Master […]