17th Apr 2019 Construction companies throughout the southern region of Ireland are joining forces to increase the number of young people entering apprenticeships in the sector. CIF members are working to create co-ops whereby a number of construction companies choose to work collaboratively to provide training...
3rd Apr 2019 The Construction Industry Federation strongly welcomes today’s announcement of changes to the criteria for work permit eligibility for those outside the EU.
Construction companies eager to hire apprentices again after the decade decline in apprenticeship registrations has been arrested21st Mar 2019 A CIF survey has found unanimous support for apprenticeships, however 73% of construction companies feel that they are not able to hire an apprentice.
5th Feb 2019 With a number of positive indicators for Irish construction in 2019, but also some major issues to be addressed, CIF directors are positive but cautious about industry prospects in the year ahead.
Construction Contractors in Southern Region join forces to kickstart apprenticeship uptake once again24th Jan 2019 Construction companies throughout the south gathered at a briefing in Cork yesterday to learn more about how they can join forces to increase the amount of young people entering apprenticeships in the sector.
5th Dec 2018 The front page of the Irish Independent on Tuesday, December 3rd headlined with the fact that state schools are 'catching up' with fee-paying schools in sending their students to third level.
5th Jun 2018 “We should be building bridges not walls for the construction diaspora to return because the industry needs their skills and expertise to deliver housing and infrastructure”
21st Mar 2018 Ireland is forging ahead on expansion of its apprenticeship system to meet 21st century skills needs and to support dynamic growth of our economy and society.
14th Mar 2018 Irish Construction needs to employ more women if the industry is to have a sustainable future. The CSO estimates that only 5.5pc of the workforce across all construction-related sectors are women. And a recent survey of CIF members showed that only one in 10 employees in their organisations is...
27th Feb 2018 ‘Building Your Career’, an initiative aimed at giving second level students direct access to leading construction firms with a view to taking up a construction apprenticeship, held a pilot event at Ballyfermot College of Further Education.