Jeremy Wright, partnerships manager at CITB
, said: "This solid pipeline of work should give employers in the Yorkshire and Humber region confidence to plan their skills needs and to modernise.
is asking construction firms interested in taking on the apprentices to contact them using a dedicated hotline that has been set up following the crisis.
Radical reform of the CITB
is necessary to achieve this.
One of the main priorities of the CITB
is to ensure a safe, professional and fully qualified workforce in the construction industry through the delivery of training.
In addition, the new National Infrastructure Commission for Wales should have the scope to plan and finance key projects as well as upskill the workforce, CITB
A 2015 CITB
survey, the most recent since the last report in 2012, showed that in the North West the average salary for all workers is PS24,608, while the equivalent construction salary is PS29,710.
Meg Hankinson, CITB
sector strategy manager for the West Midlands, said: "This report is terrific news for the region and shows the construction industry is making a strong comeback.
Mick Hamill, CITB
Regional Delivery Manager for the North of England, said: "We are looking for anyone involved on the construction of Sage Gateshead in some capacity, whether as a scaffolder, site manager or an architect, for example.
Following direct consultation with businesses, CITB
and associated partners are looking to invest up to PS1m for activity designed to support growth in the construction sector through initial skills development and business support over an 18 to 24 month period through a promising, Joint Investment Initiative.
If any business would like to find out further details of what is eligible and how they can make a claim for the grants they can visit the CITB
web site at www.
Through the CITB
Growth Fund, the CITB
encourages and supports collaborative working across the industry to ensure the right people with the right skills are equipped to meet the future skills demands of specialist sectors such as resin flooring.
To obtain a full company certificate, businesses must employ engineers that have the new City & Guilds 2079 or CITB