Careers in Construction: processing personal information

Fair Processing Notice

The information you provide to the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) will be used for research into construction careers and will be shared with the Construction Industry Board (CITB) for purposes connected with the Construction Industry Board’s (CITB) role as an Industrial Training Board in accordance with the Industrial Training Act 1982.

CITB’s legal basis for processing personal data is Article 6(1)(e) of the General Data Protection Regulation where “processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the data controller”.

Your data will be held securely and treated confidentially and will not be disclosed to external parties other than as required for the purposes described above. 

Further information, including your legal rights and how your information may be used, can be found by viewing the:

  • CITB Privacy Notice online at;

How we will use your personal information

 The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is the data controller for the purposes of this project and is responsible for deciding the purpose and legal basis for processing data.

Who will have access to the information I provide?

IES has been commissioned by CITB to conduct a second phase of research exploring views of careers in construction among potential entrants to the industry and their influencers to provide robust and credible analysis and evidence to support the CITB to develop action plans and to influence policy-makers, employers and other key decision-makers. This second phase of research focuses on four new groups that were identified as promising sources of entrants into construction in phase one. It aims to improve the understanding of these groups, identify innovation and good practices around supporting them into the labour market, and support improvement and progress among practitioners working with these groups.

You will be asked for your consent to take part in the interview or roundtable, to be named as a contributor to the research, and be quoted in the final report. You will have the opportunity to review the quote and the context it is used in prior to granting permission. The research team’s analysis and presentation of the findings will otherwise be at an aggregate level.

How will my data be treated?

If you are invited and choose to take part in an interview or roundtable, the information that you give during the interview or roundtable will be used for research purposes only. IES will produce a report that summarises the main findings from the interviews and roundtables. You will not be named, nor will any information be included that could reveal your identity, unless you provide permission to be named in the report.

Your personal information will be deleted from the IES systems six months after the project is complete and the final report has been published (the project is currently estimated to end in June 2024).

Who can I contact if I would like to withdraw my data?

You have the right to withdraw the information you have provided as part of the interviews or roundtables within fourteen (14) days of your interview date. If you have taken part in an interview or roundtable but would like to withdraw your information, please contact:

CITB will hold your personal data in accordance with the CITB Privacy Notice and any request to delete your personal data will be processed in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Notice which can be found online at

Who can I contact with a query about how my data will be used?

If you have any questions about how your data will be used, please contact Suzanne Anderson ( data protection adviser or email the CITB Data Protection Officer at with the subject “For the attention of the Data Protection Officer”.

Who can I contact with a complaint?

You can lodge a complaint in accordance with the CITB Privacy Notice online at which includes the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office at

Questions about the research:

You can contact Adam Evans, the Project Manager at the Construction Industry Training Board with any questions about the research at: