The new CITB Advisor role has been in place since the beginning of April and colleagues in these new roles are working hard with employers through Training Groups, Advisory Forums, Federations and other groups to help ensure they achieve the right skills for our members’ business. Employers are therefore invited to attend the next round of scheduled Employer Advisory Forums which are due to take place in the autumn at a number of regional venues. Early booking is essential as these events are very popular.

These regional events provide you with the opportunity to get advice and support for your business and an opportunity to have your say on matters important to you. It is also a chance to debate the issues of the day and work with CITB to provide solutions. Look out for the dates and booking details for the autumn Forums very soon.There is also a wide variety of CITB support available for individual construction businesses depending on your business needs.

CITB is currently contacting all employers who are likely to be liable for the new Apprenticeship levy to discuss this with them individually. Telephone support and online services are also available for queries about the CITB Grants scheme and other topics. Currently the CITB ‘contact us’ web page provides all the details you should need for most enquiries including phone numbers, webchat for levy and grant, links and videos at