Case Study

CITB Case Study

Posted: 21/09/2020

CITB works with the industry to support its skills needs, now and in the future. This could be through apprenticeships, training programmes or funded interventions. For example, during the present Covid-19 crisis, we are helping to make sure apprentices stay in the sector through direct help and support to apprentices and their employers. CITB is paid for by a levy on the construction industry and is an arm’s length body of the Department for Education.

Peterborough is a great place to live, work and socialise. Its vibrant, diverse community and rich history combine to make it an attractive place for any business relocating and recruiting locally. It has some of the top infrastructure and transport links in the country, allowing our customers to reach us more easily.

Our workforce is spread across England, Scotland and Wales, and it is vital that we are better connected to our customers and can reach key partners in construction more easily, while providing a flexible workspace which can accommodate a highly mobile workforce. Our new single head office at Fletton Quays has excellent facilities and has also been designed to suit an agile and flexible way of working.

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to profoundly affect the construction sector, which has had to adapt to new ways of working. In partnership with employers, Government and industry representatives, CITB is protecting apprentices, skills and training within the industry. We are supporting workers who have lost their jobs or seen their apprenticeship disrupted, to help match them with a new employer. This is critical in ensuring that construction remains a cornerstone of the British economy.