Construction Talent Retention Scheme

CECA is a strong supporter of the Construction Talent Retention Scheme (CTRS), a not-for-profit programme, funded by Government, and backed by business organisations, professional institutions and construction unions.

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

There has been strong interest in the scheme since it was announced as part of the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Plan for Jobs in July 2020. More than 700 employers have signed up to use the scheme. 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.

The free-to-use site allows the redeployment of staff at risk of redundancy and enables temporary employee loans between businesses. It also gives displaced workers from other sectors a route to find new employment.

The platform offers a fully featured system allowing companies to easily search candidates’ online profiles and CVs on a local, regional and national basis. It allows you to promote and directly manage information about your business, services, latest vacancies, news and events to skilled workers seeking new opportunities and to contact them directly.

www.trs-system.co.uk/construction

HS2 Phase 2a Main Civils Works (MCW) Procurement

HS2 have confirmed that a market engagement event (via Microsoft Teams) has been scheduled for 2.00pm on Monday 31 January 2022 to update the market on the HS2 Phase 2a Main Civils Works (MCW) procurement. A PIN has been published in relation to this event, which can be located HERE containing further details and REGISTRATION

CECA Cited In Parliamentary Debate On Red Diesel Rebate

Yesterday CECA was cited three times in a Westminster Hall Parliamentary debate on the impact of the removal of the rebate on red fuel for onsite plant and machinery use, due to come into force this April. Civil Engineering Contractors Association (National) members welcome the move towards cleaner emissions, but this policy takes that option away because

CECA: ‘Gold Standard’ For Public Sector Frameworks Will Deliver Better Outcomes For Industry & Clients

Civils contractors today welcomed the publication of an independent review of public sector frameworks by saying the creation of a ‘gold standard’ for public sector frameworks will lead to beneficial outcomes for industry and clients alike. Professor David Mosey’s Constructing the Gold Standard: An Independent Review of Public Sector Construction Frameworks sets out 24 ‘Gold