How can we educate the next generation of heating engineers?

As the heating industry continues to develop and grow, it is more crucial than ever that younger generations are engaged with and excited by engineering. Steve Owen, National Training Manager at Baxi, explains how the company is planning to attract the next generation of heating engineers as part of its commitment to creating a sustainable […]

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Insights into the PAS 2035 Market Training

With PAS 2035 ushering in a new standard for low carbon retrofit projects, Stuart Fairlie, technical and operations director at Elmhurst Energy, provides some insight into what it means for those working in or considering a move into the market. It’s early days in the life of PAS 2035 and the specialist retrofit roles it […]

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How installers can future-proof their business with quality training

Future-proofing plumbing and heating must be a priority for both those entering the industry and those with established careers. One of the key challenges is competency on new technologies which, for many, requires training. Paul Massey, Chairman of the CIPHE’s Industrial Associates Development Group, explores what considerations should be made when sourcing quality training. Driven […]

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Why the industry needs a bigger and more diverse workforce

The growing skills gap in the plumbing and heating industry continues to be a problem. However, with so many opportunities ahead, including the role engineers will play to help the UK reach net zero, there is great potential for a rewarding career in the sector. Steve Owen, National Training Manager at Baxi Heating, discusses the […]

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29% increase in applicants to trade courses in 2020

Online learning portal, Access Training UK revealed a 29% increase in applicants to its trade courses in 2020, including a noticeable 14% increase in female applicants. This noticeable increase could not come at a better time as construction activity levels have experienced a seven year high, whilst demand for home improvements have soared significantly, as homeowners look […]

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