apprentice

CIPHE calls for action for apprenticeships in 2022

According to recent statistics, the market for heating products is experiencing a period of significant growth. Sales of gas boilers, radiators and cylinders were all up in 2021 compared to 2020. Yet the stand-out figures were for solar products, which experienced a sales growth of 89%. These increasing sales create a corresponding demand for more […]

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How can you make sure you get work in the future?

Helen Yeulet, Skills policy lead for Actuate UK and Director of Training & Skills BESA Academy, takes a look at how heating and plumbing engineers can future-proof themselves and their businesses: Have you left school and trained through an apprenticeship to be a qualified installer in building services? Or did you start out as a […]

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Only a fifth of tradespeople hire apprentices

Apprentices are crucial to tackling the skills shortage, but only a fifth of tradespeople hire one, new research from Screwfix has revealed. 9 in 10 tradespeople questioned agreed that apprentices are vital to the future of the industry, but only 18% currently hire one, and 31% said they would never hire one, highlighting a huge […]

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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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JTL announces winners of 2021 National Apprentice of the Year awards

JTL has named Nathan Pryce, Harrie Nixon-Jones and Oliver Parry as winners in this year’s National Apprentice of the Year awards, which took place at The Victory Services Club in London on the 2nd September. Blackpool-based Nathan, who recently completed a successful apprenticeship at local firm JET Electrical, was named the overall winner of the […]

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