skills

Plant operators' 'grandfather rights' to end from 2025 

20/11/2019

Construction plant operators holding a skills card under so-called ‘grandfather rights’ will have to pay to undergo a competence interview to keep the certification beyond 2025.

McCann: 'We all have a responsibility to safeguard the skills'

22/08/2019

Nottingham-based civil and electrical engineering firm, McCann, has an employment strategy based on continuous up-skilling and investment in the next generation, which it argues is the key to industry future proofing.

Street works – getting it right

20/06/2019

Richard Hayes, chief executive of the Institute of Highway Engineers, discusses its new training in street works inspections.

Round table: The human touch

14/06/2018

The latest Highways round table, in partnership with Tarmac, sought the views of a group of new entrants and some of those seeking to be part of the solution, on the enduring question of how to make the sector a more attractive and better-understood proposition.

DfT's head of local roads gives keynote at HAUC convention

28/02/2017

The Department for Transport’s (DfT) head of local roads, Steve Berry OBE, will be delivering the keynote address for the Highway Authorities and Utilities Committee (HAUC (UK)) national convention.

Apprentices helping to build Newton Bypass

16/11/2016

Welsh Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates has met with eight of the apprentices that are helping to ensure the Newtown bypass is completed on time.

Matchtech to recruit for A14 improvement scheme

07/11/2016

Matchtech has been named as one of four preferred agencies to source contractors for the A14 improvement scheme.

Comment: A skilled workforce means an improved network for all

20/09/2016

Russell Wallis, Divisional Director, Major Projects, Highways England – discusses the importance of a skilled workforce.

Final programme confirmed for Highway Skills event

06/09/2016

The speaker lineup for this year’s Highway Skills event is now complete and includes support from the likes of Highways England, HS2, Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).  

Highway Skills 2016: Highways England confirm their support

31/08/2016

Highways England are supporting this year’s Highway Skills event with the confirmation of divisional director Russell Wallis as a speaker.

Highways England offering graduate opportunities

23/08/2016

Highways England has announced a range of graduate opportunities.

SWH Group apprentices gain practical experience

09/08/2016

Exeter-based SWH Group has teamed up with the local arm of Aggregate Industries to provide practical training exercises to construction and civil engineering apprentices.

New apprenticeship/skills zone at this year's Highways SIB

27/07/2016

The Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) will form part of a new apprenticeship/skills zone at this year’s Highways SIB (Seeing is Believing) event.

Education about apprenticeships is key

16/03/2016

The chair of the government’s transport and infrastructure skills strategy Terry Morgan says more must be done to promote the balance between apprenticeships and the benefits of going to university.

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