apprentices

Wilo celebrates young people in the industry

Wilo UK is celebrating its young employees and recognising how fundamental younger generations are to the future of engineering and water management. According to a recent article by Modern Building Services*, the average age bracket of employees within the plumbing and heating industry is in the ‘mid-40’s’. As an industry currently dominated by an older […]

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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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Polypipe highlights success of its apprentices for National Apprenticeship Week

Polypipe Building Products is marking National Apprenticeship Week (February 7 to 13) with a celebration of the success of their apprenticeship scheme and individual awards for Polypipe apprentices. At the end of 2021, Polypipe apprentices were scooping top prizes while the Doncaster-based plastic solutions manufacturer was itself being praised by awards judges with recognition for […]

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Making the perfect first impression – What young installers need to know

Worcester Bosch and etiquette expert William Hanson are helping to educate young installers on how to make the perfect first impression when entering customers’ homes, as part of the ongoing Future Talent Initiative (FTI). The Future Talent Initiative was launched back in September 2021 and aims to help young installers, apprentices and those new to […]

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Is a career in heating and plumbing a good choice for young people?

In his exclusive column for Installer, Heating Engineer Andy Gibbs shares his experience of advising young people about a career in the heating and plumbing industry:  A few months ago, I was invited by the careers teacher at my eldest son’s school, to take part in their “Meet a Visitor ” day. Essentially it’s a […]

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