Features and Analysis
Construction officially has the worst gender pay gap of any UK industry. Binyamin Ali examines the figures for the 10 biggest contractors and looks at what needs to be done.
Construction News speaks to the FMB, CITB and CPA about what they’re doing to prepare the industry for Brexit and the steps being taken by their members.
It’s a year since Theresa May wrote to European Council president Donald Tusk and triggered Article 50, giving the UK two years to leave the EU.
“Real Madrid.” That’s the analogy chosen by London South East Colleges executive Bob Noseda to describe what he’s seen of Lucas and its work.
A dentist, a criminology graduate and an electrical contractor walk into a site office. It’s no joke; it’s day one of Open Doors.
National Apprenticeship Week proved last week that there remains an excellent opportunity for us to look towards the future, and benchmark our performance in developing skills and attracting recruits.
Our sector has always had a bit of an issue with public perception. Say the word ‘construction’ and people tend to conjure up images of hard hats, high-vis jackets and bricks.
Businesses across the UK face an uphill struggle to build workforces fit for the future.
Binyamin Ali speaks to a trio of diverse businesses to find out how they have increased female representation and what the industry should do to emulate their success.
Des Moore, CEO of Trad Group and president of the NASC, on how construction can tear down the barriers facing women and the steps his organisations are taking.
As a former apprentice and now the managing director of a £22m business, I can see the value of apprenticeships from both sides of the fence.
The industry is still shaking, and will be for many months to come, following the collapse of the UK’s second-biggest contractor.
Within the industry we know we can be dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking. But as the recent backlash to the apprenticeship levy highlights, businesses like ours continue to face hurdles that are blocking our full growth potential.
Construction has been working with government to develop new apprenticeship standards since 2014. So why have only 27 of the 75 standards submitted been approved for delivery?
So, no one gives a toss?
CN last week launched a new campaign, with a series of events and content aiming to inspire future leaders and promote the industry as being gender neutral, welcoming of women in all roles.
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