Webinar: An overview of the Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship in England

Graeme Dryden, Deputy CEO at the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) will be hosting an online session to discuss the apprenticeship currently available in England, and the training of people starting a career in a modern plumbing and heating industry. Over time new technology, materials and working practices change, so to ensure the […]

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SNIPEF urges plumbing and heating companies to make the most of new Apprentice Employer Grant (AEG)

Plumbing and heating companies are being urged by SNIPEF, the Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation, to take up the opportunities offered by the Scottish Government’s new Apprentice Employer Grant (AEG). The grant, worth up to £5,000, is being rolled out to help alleviate the severe impact of the economic decline caused by Covid-19 on individuals and […]

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Mental health and sustainable technologies are top priorities for trade apprentices

Workplace mental health and sustainable technologies were top of the list when apprentices were asked what issues mattered most for them. John Mewett, CEO at Screwfix, explains more: As part of 2020’s Screwfix Trade Apprentice competition, we heard from eager and ambitious construction trade apprentices. We asked them to share their thoughts around the issues […]

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SNIPEF sets up task forces to ensure apprentices don't miss out on training during coronavirus shutdown

The Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbers’ Federation (SNIPEF) has joined with colleges to ensure that apprentices are able to continue to learn their trade during the COVID-19 crisis. Since the start of the shutdown of the construction industry in Scotland by the Scottish Government, SNIPEF has been proactive in ensuring that the Modern Apprenticeship in Plumbing and Heating has […]

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Funding is available for apprentices in the Midlands thanks to Baxi Apprentice Scheme

Baxi-approved installers in the Midlands, who are thinking of taking on an apprentice in 2019 are being invited by Baxi to put forward candidates for the chance to gain a whole host of benefits, including full funding of their new apprentice’s college fees. The Baxi Apprentice Scheme is designed to offer Baxi Approved installers, who […]

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