Dudley College – Construction Apprenticeship Training Centre

In October 2017, Dudley College opened the Construction Apprenticeship Training Centre (CAT). The brand new purpose built training centre will focus on traditional construction trades including Roof Slating & Tiling and Sheeting & Cladding. Forming a part of the college, Employer Services. From entry level to high level technical and professional skills, Dudley College works […]

RIA Hub at the RCI Show

The RIA will be attending this year’s RCI show, being held on the 1st & 2nd of November 2017, at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. The RIA Hub on stand A8, will answer skills and recruitment queries, plus offer advice on taking on an apprentice and explain the options for upskilling our workforce. The RCI Show […]

CITB CEO, Sarah Beale

CITB Levy Rate Prosposal Backed – Alongside Calls for Reform

  The Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) proposed Levy rate has been backed by the sector – alongside calls for reform. The vote showed strong support for CITB’s continued Levy-raising powers, across employers of all sizes in England, Scotland and Wales. This comes at the end of the CITB’s triennial Consensus process, during which 14 […]

Trio of Initiatives to Support Skills and Training

SPRA membership working collectively and collaboratively to improving quality across the single ply industry Ask most people in construction, and they will tell you that not only are there not enough skilled and knowledgeable people to go around (just look at the numbers of non-UK nationals working in the sector), but that not enough is […]