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The CITB is a training organisation that takes responsibility for training in the construction industry and provides lots of advice and support for young people.

Its main goal is to ensure that construction employs people with the right skills and qualifications. It also makes sure everyone is aware of the opportunities available for education, training and employment.

Construction training and advice

Another important aspect of the CITB’s work is providing careers information. It offers information and advice about careers at all levels within the industry, including operative, craft, technician, professional and management opportunities.

The CITB regularly produces new careers literature to keep young people, teachers, careers advisers, employers, and parents updated on careers. Careers are also promoted through its websites: www.citb.co.uk/careers and www.citb.co.uk/careerconstructor. These sites highlight the wide range of careers and have interactive pages including profiles of people working in the construction industry.

The CITB provides advice, guidance and support and is developing written information to assist people promoting construction through regional offices. The networks also provide comprehensive and accessible information for young people and schools and colleges. This involves some input from professional institutions, higher and further education and employers. The networks organise learning seminars and placements for careers advisers and careers teachers, work experience and work shadowing placements for school students. They also arrange these careers events and site visits to local construction projects and train construction professionals to promote working in the industry.

If you or your school would like to be involved in any of these events or benefit from the CITB’s careers advice, contact your local education/careers team – these can be found on the CITB website.

Construction Industry Training Board
Bircham Newton
King’s Lynn
PE21 6RH

Tel. 01485 577 577



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