apprentices

Master vs Apprentice: It’s all about dropping the ego

Apprenticeships are the lifeblood of the plumbing and heating industry. They help train the next generation of installers and also give small plumbers the chance to build their businesses while passing along their expertise. Steve Harris, Technical Support Engineer at Wavin, sat down with master and apprentice duo Carl Ladd (CL, pictured above) and Mark […]

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What to expect from home-grown energy in 2023

Ian Rippin, CEO of MCS, takes a look at what’s in store for the renewables industry this year: As we enter the new year, it feels like a good time to discuss all the great initiatives we have planned for 2023 so we can continue to educate and inform the industry on opportunities to expand […]

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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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