CITB VISION 2020: CITB to award outsourcing contract to SSCL
The CITB has announced its intention to sign an enabling partner agreement with SSCL (Shared Services Connected Ltd), which will see the company take over a number of key activities on behalf of the trade body.
This new partnership comes as part of CITB’s Vision 2020 programme of reform to better meet the demands of the British construction industry. CITB will take on a more strategic and influential role focusing on securing the right training mix, high standards and quality assurance building employer confidence in the market.
From February 2019, SSCL will take over the following activities on behalf of CITB - HR, Finance, Procurement, Technology and Change (Corporate Performance), Apprenticeship Processing and certain Customer Operations.
SSCL is a joint venture between the UK Cabinet Office and Sopra Steria and already provides operational services to some of the UK’s largest public bodies, including the Environment Agency and the Department for Work and Pensions
From December CITB will begin work with SSCL to transition services across. By working in close partnership, this transfer will avoid any disruption to CITB customers.
Discussing the partnership, Sarah Beale, CEO of CITB, said: “Partnerships are at the heart of our Vision 2020 strategy, so that we can achieve more for our industry and modernise our business.
“SSCL is an industry leader in delivering core services to organisations that are similar to CITB. Our new partnership will modernise our systems and bring the latest innovations in service to our customers.
“This next phase of CITB’s modernisation is being delivered on time and as promised to British construction and the government. It will allow CITB to focus on our priorities and become a leaner, more agile organisation that delivers the skills needed by British construction.”