The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has launched an improved employer application process that is quicker, easier and online.

CSCS provides an employer application service that is used by many employers in the industry to apply for cards on behalf of their workforce. Over the last few months the CSCS team has been working with the industry to improve this largely paper based and inefficient service.

Angeleen Hill, Scheme Manager at CSCS said: “Online employer applications are an exciting development for CSCS. We are pleased to announce that from Wednesday 28th November our new employer application process will be up and running.”

CSCS are encouraging employers to embrace the new online process as applications made by post or email will no longer be accepted. From Wednesday 28th November CSCS will only accept employer applications via the new online portal.

CSCS are also keen to point out that the method of payment for employer applications will remain the same. Employers who hold an account with CITB will continue to pay in the usual way and those without a CITB account must provide contact details for payment to be arranged over the phone via a Debit or Credit card.

Ms. Hill continued: “Moving employer applications online removes much of the complexity surrounding the old paper-based system. Overall it will simplify and speed up the whole card application process for employers.”

The online employer application portal can be accessed here, and a helpful guide on how to use the online application here.