CITB Greater Manchester Updates

Date: 02/09/2021
Author: CITB
Company: CITB

Greater Manchester is a hub of construction activity in the North West, with the city attracting some of the highest levels of investment in the country. The construction sector is crucial to Greater Manchester in terms of finding employment for local residents, and the growth of the wider economy.

It’s CITB’s role to help the construction industry attract talent and to support skills development, to build a better Britain.

In addition to all the available CITB Grant and Funding, CITB also engages with Government departments and other stakeholders to provide our customers with up to date information on any funding and support available, external to CITB.

Please find some initiatives below from CITB to support your business. You can also find further information on the website CITB.

CITB e Course: 'Setting up and operating a safe construction site during COVID-19'

This free to access e course has been specifically designed for managers and supervisors, although it can be accessed by anyone who would like to improve their awareness of the correct COVID-19 safety measures that should be followed.

By attending this course managers and supervisors will be able to deliver toolbox talks to their teams with confidence and knowledge.

Topics covered include:

  • the importance of site inductions
  • understanding a virus
  • social distancing
  • risk management
  • current legislative guidance.

More info Here

Construction Talent Retention Scheme

The ‘is a not-for-profit programme, funded by Government, designed to secure and retain essential talent in the UK construction sector

The online portal allows skilled individuals to showcase their experience and expertise and helps businesses across the industry find the skilled workers they need.

The scheme is led by the Construction Leadership council (CLC) and is backed by business organisations, construction unions and professional institutions, including CITB.

More than 700 employers have signed up to use the scheme already. These companies, drawn from across Britain, range from multinational engineering giants to micro businesses. While almost half of all live vacancies are posted by regional SMEs, some of the bigger companies with vacancies listed include Barhale, Kier, Aecom, Balfour Beatty, ISG and Travis Perkins.


If you’re an employer looking to recruit, this simple, easy to use platform enables you to promote an unlimited number of vacancies; search for online profiles and CVs; and recruit employees on a local, regional and national basis.

Register Here

If you’re willing to take on an apprentice who has been made redundant please contact the Construction TRS  or contact CITB     

For those looking to show their support for the Construction TRS, a dedicated communications toolkit has been developed showcasing a range of information and support. The communications toolkit will be regularly added to, refreshed and updated, so make should you revisit regularly for the latest information.

Individuals looking for job opportunities

If you are an individual looking for work, this easy to use platform allows you to showcase your experience and skills. It works by promoting you to interested organisations across the UK and allows direct contact between you.

Automated job alerts and saved searches allow you to keep in touch with any new opportunities. You can also track and manage all your job applications and any expressions of interest you receive.

Simply register to upload your personal profile and CV, and search for vacancies on a local, regional or national basis.

Interested in finding out more?

Register Here