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Annual Levy Return Form 2020

Wednesday 08 Jul 2020
Your 2020 Annual Return form will be arriving with you shortly.  Deadline for receipt of the completed Return is 4pm on 28 August 2020.  Don’t miss the deadline.  Complete the Return online NOW.

Holiday Closure

Wednesday 08 Jul 2020
CITB NI will be closing on Friday 10th July and reopening on Monday 20th July 2020. Staff will not be responding to email queries during this time.

The importance of construction training post Covid-19

Friday 03 Jul 2020
CITB NI are focused on skills and training, we work with contractors, professional and trade bodies to support training initiatives and skills development for the overall benefit of the industry.  Training is important at every stage of business but never has it been as important than during the global pandemic, which has had a major impact on every sector of our economy and society. As we progress through the recovery stage, we all must review, adapt, and take the opportunity to embrace the lessons we have learnt from this crisis which will enable us to enhance and grow our industry.

Industry Update from Chief Executive Barry Neilson

Thursday 02 Jul 2020
There is no doubt COVID-19 and the lockdown has changed the way we all work and live and that we are adapting as we progress to the recovery stage.

CITB NI, like our GB counterparts are looking at how we respond to the current crisis and support, guide and help the industry navigate it and look ahead at the recovery that is to come.  Not surprisingly, our focus is on how we work with industry to maintain and continue to develop a skilled workforce.

CITB NI COVID-19 Information Hub

Thursday 02 Jul 2020

CITB NI will support, help and guide construction employers during these unprecedented times. This information hub will be the central source of all our help and guidance for the local construction industry.

Mental Health Confidential Telephone Helpline

Wednesday 01 Jul 2020
CITB NI, the Industry Training Board for the construction industry, has announced a partnership with mental health and wellbeing charity Inspire. The partnership will provide a range of support services for registered employers and staff throughout the Covid-19 crisis. These include a confidential telephone support helpline and a range of mental health and support webinars.

10 reasons to employ an apprentice

Monday 29 Jun 2020
Apprentices are good for your business!

Research indicates that apprenticeships boost productivity so more and more employers are choosing to grow their business by employing apprentices. Offering young people an apprenticeship gives your business the chance to play an active role in creating your future workforce and developing future skills that they need to help your business grow.

Survey reveals impact of Covid-19 on the local construction industry

Tuesday 16 Jun 2020
The Construction Industry Training Board Northern Ireland (CITB NI) recently conducted a survey to gauge the impact of COVID-19 on the local construction industry and the critical training needs moving forward.

Reverse Charge VAT informaton Webinar Thursday 25 June

Thursday 11 Jun 2020
Reverse VAT charges are on their way and will have an impact on building contractors and sub contractors.
This webinar will highlight the changes proposed and how businesses can prepare for them.

Getting the Best out of your Virtual Team Webinar 17 June 2020

Thursday 30 Apr 2020
CITB NI are working in partnership with Inspire to provide Mental Health & Support webinars free of charge to registered employers. 

The Getting the Best out of your Virtual Team Webinar is aimed at people managers.


Sunday 22 Mar 2020
CITB NI, the Industry Training Board for the construction industry, and CITB NI Women in Construction Network has hosted their inaugural Women in Construction NI Summit in Belfast, Thursday 5 March 2020.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> With a view to inspiring change and shattering stereotypes the Women in Construction NI Summit was a full day of inspirational stories, business advice and career development for women currently working in the construction industry, those thinking of joining and for employers who support diversity or best practice in the industry. It also provided thought-provoking tips on career management, helped identify role models and provided an opportunity to expand professional networks.<br /> &nbsp;

Adopt a School

Tuesday 03 Mar 2020
CITB NI is looking for construction companies to participate in the CITB NI ‘Adopt a School’ scheme that will provide opportunities for employers to engage with post primary schools in either their local or work areas.

By getting involved you will be engaging with prospective employees and their influencers and telling them about the benefits of a career in construction.

Emerging Technologies for Schools - NI Apprenticeship Week

Wednesday 12 Feb 2020
As part of NI Apprenticeship Week 2020, CITB NI were delighted to host  4 interactive Emerging technologies workshops in partnership with Digital Catapult NI for 5 Post Primary schools  who offer GCSE construction covering key areas of emerging technology and exploring the adoption and impact of these within the construction industry. The students learnt all about virtual reality and artificial intelligence and how these can be used to progress projects within the construction industry.


Press Clippings for December to January 2019/20

Tuesday 11 Feb 2020
A summary of CITB NI news which appeared in the press during December 2019 to January 2020.