CITB is the Industry Training Board for Construction and its mission is to ‘attract and support the development of people to construct a better Britain’. Its vision is for ‘British Construction to have a recognised, world-class, innovative approach to developing its workforce to deliver quality in the built environment’. CITB is dedicated to ensuring the construction workforce has the right skills for now and the future, based on three strategic priorities – Careers, Standards and Qualifications, and Training and Development.
CITB is registered as a charity in England and Wales (Reg No 264289) and in Scotland (Reg No SCO44875) and its head office is based in Bircham Newton, Norfolk.
Future CITB will focus on its priorities to deliver its vision and on doing fewer things itself to allow it to concentrate on outcomes for the industry. In February 2019, CITB outsourced the provision of its enabling services functions (including procurement), and its customer operations that support the retained products and services, and apprenticeships processing to external providers Sopra Steria Limited (SSCL). On the 1st March, CITB transferred its card services (CPCS) to NOCN Group, one of a number of divestment projects that will continue throughout 2019 due for completion in January 2020.
As of the 31st March 2019, CITB had 943 employees at its offices and national Construction Colleges located across the UK in England, Scotland and Wales and had a high number of mobile workers.
CITB’s Corporate Responsibility Manager is the point of contact for any Modern Slavery enquiries and reports to the Head of Audit, Risk and Compliance within the Corporate Performance Directorate.
The two main unions representing staff at CITB are Unite and GMB. An agreement is in place establishing the general principles and ways of working between the parties.
CITB’s Modern Slavery Steering Group had its final meeting in March 2019. The work required to ensure that CITB does not have any forms of Modern Slavery or Human Trafficking within its supply chain and its own business operations will be monitored by the new Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) Group and reported to the Corporate Responsibility Leadership Group (CRLG) and any areas of concern raised to the Executive.