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The purpose of CITB NI as a statutory training board is to encourage the adequate training of those employed in or intending to be employed in the construction industry in Northern Ireland. The construction industry offers a varied and interesting career for young people with Skillbuild NI providing an excellent example of the high quality work being produced in the training organisations across Northern Ireland to meet skills levels of employers in the local construction industry.


One of the Department for the Economy’s key aims is to promote learning and skills and prepare people for work.
The Department provides and supports a number of training programmes aimed at both individuals and employers. Through high quality learning, research and skills training, and by helping people into employment along with promoting good employment practices we are able to support the local economy to develop and become both successful and competitive in the global market place.
Anyone interested in learning more about developing their own skills or those of their workforce should visit the  ‘Skills to Succeed’ page on nidirect and find out more about the assistance available - at


The Construction Employers Federation (CEF) is the cert ified representativebody for the construction industry in Northern Ireland.The organisation has 800 member companies ranging from micro businessesemploying a handful of people to the largest construction companies in Northern Ireland.
In total, CEF member  companies accou nt forover 70% of Northern Ireland’s totalconstruction output.
The Federation represents the industry’s views across a wide range of issues including procurement, planning, infrastructure investment,housing, environment, training, health and safety and employment.

Membership of CEF also provides construction companies with a wide range of direct benefits to help increase work opportunities, reduce costs,comply with the law and achieve best practice.

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City & Guilds construction offer has beendevelo ped in conjunction with centres, learn ersand employers and is designed to help meet thepresent and emerging skills needs of theconstruction industry.

Our new Construction offer includes not only a wide selection of qualifications and assessments ranging from entry level
qualifications to full Apprenticeship programmes, but also anextensive support package for both tutors and learners,
designed to simplify delivery and boost learner success. We are proud to sponsor the Skillbuild Northern Ireland National
Finals, which supports our ambition to help today’sconstruction learners become tomorrow’s construction leaders.


Established in 1996, Errigal Contracts Ltd is a market Leader in the Interior Fitout Sector for Ireland, the UK and across mainland Europe. We specialize in partition systems, ceilings and bespoke solutions, our facades division is expanding rapidly, and we also offer full fit out services for our Clients.
The Errigal Training Academy began in 2016 and we are currently offering traineeships, apprenticeships and undergraduate degree programme’s to young people who are pursuing a career in the construction industry.
We would like to wish all the young people taking part in the Skillbuild competition the very best of luck and remember “The road to success is always under construction”.
Errigal Contracts, Training For The Future!!!!                     Tel: 028 77740066



Haldane fisher is one of Northern Ireland’s leading independent suppliers to the construction industry serving the industry for over 70 years.

Haldane Fisher serves both trade customers and the general public from a network of 18 branches across Northern Ireland, the Isle of Mann and England. At Haldane Fisher you will find a wide range building materials, home
improvement products internal finish such asdoors and floors, as well as kitchens andbathrooms where you can benefit from state of the art design technology. Our plumbing and heating division has been so successful it
now operates under the Plumbmaster brand located at most Haldane Fisher outlets.
So when it comes to building and home improvements, whether you are a large contractor, tradesman or undertaking DIY, we are sure that you will feel right at home with Haldane Fisher.


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Established in the 1936 , Gyproc are the sole manufacturer’s of gypsum based products in Ireland. Gyproc are the market leaders in the manufacture and supply of plaster, plasterboard and drylining systems to the construction industry. Our company vision is to be the preferred choice for interior building systems that provide sustainable and lightweight innovative design solutions. Gyproc are part of the Saint-Gobain group. Saint-Gobain,
the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection.


Crown Trade is one of the most widely used professional coatings brands in the UK.
It offers everything the professional decorator needs for the decoration and protection of every type of domestic and commercial property. Crown Trade has been proud to sponsor the Crown Trade Apprentice Decorator of the Year competition for over 30 years. Each year, the contest encourages newcomers to the industry to achieve their full potential in the competitive arena and gives them a great opportunity to prove to their tutors, employers, friends and family exactly what they are capable of.


Kingscourt Country Manor Bricks
Kingscourt Country Manor Bricks is a joint venture formed in 2009 between two industry leaders; Country Manor Bricks of the outHaus Group and Kingscourt Bricks of the Lagan Group. Between these two companies they offer over 100 years of experience supplying quality brick products coupled with a first class service to construction projects.
Kingscourt Country Manor Bricks are distributors of Vandersanden, Wienerberger, Forterra, Engels, Kingscourt, Northcot Brick and Fresh Field Lane Bricks.
For further information contact us on 028 9077 7321, e-mail or visit Alternatively, visit our showroom at 12 Herdman Channel Road, Belfast, BT3 9LG.


BPEC is an Awarding Organisation and Certification Body specialising in the Building Services Engineering (BSE) sector and a leading developer of training materials. We are dedicated to promoting education and lifelong
learning. We work closely with a nationwide network of colleges andprivate training providers to enable them to offer a range of quality training materials, assessments and qualifications. BPEC specialise in providing operatives working in the building services engineering industry with the skills and expertise necessary to meet the high industry quality standards. Our aim is to be trusted as the natural choice to support the learning and development of people seeking a career or currently working in the building services industry.
BPEC is a unique organisation led by employers for the benefit of the sector and all surplus funds generated by our activities are re-invested by The BPEC Charity.

National Electrotechnical Training (NET) is an independent industry charity which develops, delivers and administers assessments of occupational competence (end tests) on behalf of the electrical and engineering industries in the UK - including the AM2, the electrotechnical industry's recognised assessment of occupational competence for the last 30 years. Any surpluses generated by NET’s operations are re-invested in supporting the development of vocational skills in the industries it serves. For more information, visit:


BAL is the UK market leader for full tiling solutions, providing adhesives,grouts, preparation, sealants and ancillary products for professional tile fixers. Whatever the tile material, background or environment, BAL has an answer
you can trust for unrivalled quality and lasting performance. What’s more, we are unique in providing a 25 year guarantee for all our products. You can also rely on BAL to support you with free expert advice and onsite support
whenever you need it. In addition, BAL provides expert training at our state-of-the-art Innovation and Technology Centre to ensure your skills are first-class.

N&C Ikon Plain Colour range have been used in Skillbuild NI Finals. N&C were happy to provide the tiles to be used in this prestigious event, allowing the participants to demonstrate the skills they have developed in the precision cutting of ceramic tiles.
The N&C Ikon Plain Colour range is the UK’s longest established plain colour range and has approximately 50 colours available in 20 different sizes. The product was chosen due to its diversity of colour range and uniformity of manufacture and quality glaze. The N&C Ikon Plain Colour range is available from 18 stock locations within the UK.
For more information on this range please contact us on or call us directly on 0208 586 4600.



Gilbert-Ash is an award-winning UK construction and fit-out contractor with 180+ employees at offices in London and Belfast.  The company works throughout the UK and has undertaken numerous projects worldwide in a total of 43 countries from Poland and Bahrain to China, Japan and Australia on behalf of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
Gilbert-Ash brings a fresh perspective on building, implementing a collaborative, design-led approach combining insight and intelligence, vision and talent to deliver far-reaching, visionary construction projects. The company has completed a broad portfolio of successful construction projects across sectors including arts and culture, workplace, hotels and leisure, science and technology, retail and residential.  
Delivering ‘Landmark Landscapes’, many Gilbert-Ash projects are iconic in nature with significant historical relevance.  For three years in a row, the company’s projects were shortlisted for the Royal Institute of British Architects’ Stirling Prize including the Lyric Theatre in 2012, Giant’s Causeway Visitor’s Centre in 2013, with the Everyman Theatre winning the coveted award in 2014.   Gilbert-Ash recently delivered state-of-the-art headquarters for the Institution of Engineering & Technology and also carefully constructed a modern home for the Centre of Excellence for Fetal Medicine at King’s College Hospital; both London landmark buildings which are now fit for the future but still firmly recognise their unique pasts. 
Committed to excellence in construction, Gilbert-Ash accreditations include ISO14001 and ISO9001 and memberships include CITB NI, Construction Employers Federation, The Chartered Institute of Building, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors(RICS), Investors in People and Construction Line.
The company is also focused on the role of construction in building smart cities where technology, place and people converge.



DG Green & Sons

D. G. Green and Sons is one of Northern Ireland’s leading Landscaping, General Building and Civil Engineering Contractors’, formed in 1993 by David Green. As a family run business we strive to meet Clients’ needs and our aim is to create successful working partnerships with our clients. Our goal is to deliver a service based on high quality workmanship, Safety, Quality and Environmental compliance within budget and on time.
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MMA joinery are specialist suppliers and installers of joinery services to the domestic and commercial sectors of the building trade, offering only the very best quality products and fitting service at competitive prices. We have built our reputation by providing the highest standards in regard of reliability, quality and service and we pride ourselves on not meeting your expectations, but exceeding them.