Tag: construction

Building college pushes for gender equality on International Women’s Day

Today (8 March 2021), Leeds College of Building is joining others globally in supporting the International Women’s Day campaign ‘Choose To Challenge.’ The College has made great strides in pushing gender parity in construction. Female apprentices at Leeds College of Building have also grown from 33 in 2014 to 190

Green developer Citu hires former BMW boss

Citu hires former BMW manufacturing boss to head up operations of pioneering low-carbon neighbourhoods Sustainable urban developer Citu has appointed Steve Savage, former manufacturing manager at BMW UK, as operations director to oversee the manufacture and construction of its pioneering Climate Innovation District in Leeds’s South Bank. The appointment is

Building students gain first-hand experience on college site

Students at Leeds College of Building are gaining hands-on construction experience after visiting their new £13-million Hunslet campus site. Main contractor, Clugston Construction, started work on the foundations and ground works last October. Since then, a total of 186 student site visits and 14 group tours have been organised up

Cockburn students show talent for construction in Gleeds challenge

Students from Cockburn School in Leeds got the chance to see what life in the construction industry is really like when a team from the building consultancy responsible for the Olympic Stadium, Pinewood film studios and Daytona Speedway joined them in the classroom last month. Property and construction consultancy Gleeds,

Keepmoat Kickstart construction training programme

Interested in the construction industry?  Want to earn while you learn? Why not Kick Start your career with Keepmoat? Keepmoat Property Services, in partnership with Leeds Federated Housing are delivering a Kickstart training programme in construction trades. This will be a 5-6 week training programme involving certified training, work experience,

Youthbuild UK offers route into construction jobs

The Building Pathways Event will examine how to unleash the potential of disengaged, disaffected youth to fill the construction industry skills gap. In order to help encourage the younger generation into the construction industry, Youthbuild UK is holding a Building Pathways event in Leeds on 18 March.  The event, sponsored