Category: CIF News

Major Changes in Irish Permit Criteria for Construction Workers

– Civil engineers, QS’s, construction project managers, and M&E engineers with BIM capabilities added to Critical Skills List – Sheet metal workers, welders, pipefitters, air-con and refrigeration engineers, shuttering carpenters, glaziers, window fabricators and fitters, scaffolders, stagers and riggers, and crane drivers removed from Ineligible List of Occupations – Plasterers subject to a quota of […]

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Majority of Female Workers Would Recommend Construction Careers

The CIF celebrated International Women’s Day (8th March) by hosting an event at the Morrison Hotel, Dublin, where it published results from a survey that showed marked changes in attitudes towards female construction workers. Speakers at the CIF’s International Women’s Day event, l to r: Marcia Bonham, Managing Director, Kingspan Insulated Panels Ireland; Nellie Reid, […]

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Delays, cost increases and skills shortages are key Brexit impacts on Construction

Key Brexit construction impacts

Tom Parlon, Director General, CIF. The Irish construction industry is struggling to plan for Brexit and resultant delays in housing and infrastructure delivery over the next decade a survey carried out by PWC for the construction industry has found. The Construction Industry Federation and PwC Brexit Survey of the member base of Ireland’s construction industry […]

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CIF Encourages More Young Women to Pursue Construction Careers at I Wish Events In Cork And Dublin

I Wish

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and women from a number of its member companies are appealing to secondary level girls to explore their construction career options at stands it is hosting at the popular I Wish events in Cork and Dublin. This is the first year that I Wish events, which promote STEM subjects to […]

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Southern Construction Contractors Join Forces To Kickstart Apprenticeship Uptake

Share Apprenticeship Scheme

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 for new apprentices throughout the industry. Shared Apprenticeship Scheme The Shared Apprenticeship […]

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Over 7,000 Students Set to Attend Ireland Skills Live at The RDS

Ireland Skills Live, at the RDS Simmonscourt from 21st to 23rd March, is a one-stop-shop for future recruitment, as it brings together the crucial elements of Irish apprentices, educators, students and potential employers. An amazing opportunity exists for Irish contractors to future-proof their businesses by taking on apprentices and partnering with educational establishments like the […]

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We Must Increase Efforts to Better Health And Safety of Workers on and Off-Site

CIF Health and Safety Summit

The inaugural CIF Health & Safety Summit was held in Croke Park on Wednesday 28th November 2018 against the backdrop of expansion in construction activity, The Health and Safety Summit looked ahead to 2019 and beyond and featured speakers from multiple sectors discussing how the industry can manage challenges to create a healthier and safer workplace […]

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Major Apprenticeships Boost for Wet Trades

SOLAS has announced that it has extended the CIF Apprenticeship Sharing Initiative, a scheme that was initially set up by CIF South East Branch in 2015. The core concept is that contractors, who may not consider taking on an apprentice themselves, for reasons such as they do not have the trade skills in-house or are […]

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