R & D
Research provides us with all the facts about the industry.
CITB-ConstructionSkills NI has a regular programme of research aimed at identifying the skills needed to improve the industry's competitiveness. This contributes towards the evidence that we need to make strategic decisions, to allocate resources and to form the building blocks for change and improvements in performance for those who use and work in construction.
Our research will be of interest to various stakeholders including Government, Further Education (FE) colleges, Higher Education (HE) institutions, private training providers, larger construction companies and careers advisers.
CITB-CONSTRUCTIONSKILLS NI RESEARCH PROGRAMME 2013
Please click the following link for information on research planned by CITB-ConstructionSkills NI in 2013
2013 Research plan
CONSTRUCTION SKILLS NETWORK
ConstructionSkills produce annual forecasts and analyses of 'skills demand' in the industry on a national and regional basis through the Construction Skills Network (CSN). The CSN represents a radical change in the way we use research, data and information in the construction industry. It will shape our future employment, skills and training needs.
Co-ordinated by ConstructionSkills, the CSN benefits from the technical expertise of Experian. It collates the knowledge and experience of Government; Sector Skills Councils; construction companies; education and training providers; regional agencies and customers across the UK. In short, it provides a single, clear understanding of the industry's current skills position.
This unique collaboration means the CSN offers, as near as possible, a consensus view of the current and future skills needs of the industry. The CSN brings together, in one place, information from many differing sources. Government departments, regional agencies and companies can all use this resource to confidently plan future skills' needs.
Click here to download the full NI Construction Skills Network LMI 2013-2017 Report
Click here to access the Construction Skills Network LMI Reports for all other Regions and Nations of the UK
EMPLOYER TRACKING SURVEY
The CITB-ConstructionSkills NI Employer Tracking Survey surveys 100 employers on an annual basis to determine customer perceptions and satisfaction levels.
Employer Tracking Survey NI 2012 full report
Employer Tracking Survey NI 2012 summary document
Employer Tracking Survey NI 2011
Employer Tracking Survey NI 2010
EMPLOYER ATTITUDES AND MOTIVATIONS TO LEARNING AND TRAINING WAVES 8-12
This research project, which surveys 100 employers in NI, aims to complement and enhance ConstructionSkills’ existing research by providing an open and regular programme of employer consultation, allowing a reality check for anecdotal reports and enabling employer reactions to be gained on ‘hot topics’ of the moment. A particular aim IS to enable a more comprehensive understanding of actual behavioural issues influencing the decision(s) to train, the route(s) taken and the method(s) used.
Employer Attitudes & Motivations to Learning & Training Wave 12
Employer Attitudes and Motivations to Learning and Training Wave 11
Employer Attitudes and Motivations to Learning and Training Wave 10
Employer Attitudes and Motivations to Learning and Training Wave 9
Employer Attitudes and Motivations to Learning and Training Wave 8
TRAINING AND SKILLS IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR
UK wide research covering the whole of the ConstructionSkills footprint exploring various skills and training issues in the construction sector including recruitment difficulties, skill gaps and shortages, training activity and the recruitment of apprentices.
Skills and Training Research - Full Report Final Report 2011
Skills and Training Research - Full Report Final Report 2009
MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISORY SKILLS RESEARCH
A survey to identify the management and supervisory training needs of the construction industry, conducted in February 2011.
Management and Supervisory Development Program Research
TRADITIONAL BUILDING CRAFT SKILLS RESEARCH
This is the first major primary research of traditional building craft skills in the built heritage sector for the whole of Ireland and similar research reports are available for Scotland, Wales, England and the UK as a whole. This report provides up-to-date statistical data on traditional building craft skills in Ireland, thus completing the UK-wide picture on this sector and extending the research to cover the Republic of Ireland. The purpose of this analysis of the Built Heritage Sector in Ireland was to:
* Understand the place of traditional buildings in the cultures of each of the two countries
* Understand the influence of legislation, conservation groups and building professionals
* Analyse and quantify supply and demand in the sector and identify specific skills shortages
* Assess the material supply chain and related skill issues for manufacturers and suppliers of traditional building materials
* Assess current training provision
WORKFORCE MOBILITY RESEARCH
The Workforce Mobility Research carried out by ConstructionSkills seeks to establish reliable information on the qualification and skill levels of the UK construction workforce and to also provide information on the geographic and occupational mobility of the workforce.
For a copy of the Workforce Mobility Research Report for NI please click on the link below.
Workforce Mobility Report NI 2012- Full Report
IMPACT OF THE RECESSION ON PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
In 2010 ConstructionSkills published its findings on research carried out to examine the impact of the recession on the UK Construction Professional Services (CPS) sector. The full report and the Executive Summary are available by clicking on the links below.