Jobs go in CITB restructuring
The Construction Industry Training Board has announced plans to shed 46 jobs in a restructuring of its middle management.
In a statement, the CITB admitted that “Currently not enough employers benefit from CITB funding and support and many find the organisation too slow and difficult to deal with”.
The restructuring is subject to collective and individual consultation, which is ongoing. The aim is to eliminate overlapping roles, consolidating them into new ‘advisor’ roles to provide business with advice and information on training and make it easier to apply for CITB grants. A total of 112 positions are being pruned back to 66.
Director of policy Steve Radley said: “Too often, our engagement with employers has focused on navigating CITB’s processes rather than looking at what they need. This new CITB Advisor role, complemented by online chat, extended phone hours and simpler online processes, mean we will be able to support many more employers with advice and funding.
“These reforms are designed to give the industry maximum return on Levy investment, and a much better service from CITB. Employers will start to see the difference in 2016 and our aim is to have many more construction firms not only engage with us, but get the funding and support they need.”
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This article was published on 15 Jan 2016 (last updated on 19 Jan 2016).