Apprenticeships

The CIPHE announces new Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard for plumbing apprentices

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has announced the introduction of two industry-certified Plumbing Apprenticeship Standards for plumbing and heating apprentices. These new standards, once introduced, will create both Level 2 and Level 3 career entry points. The launch of the Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard follows an extensive education survey* conducted by the CIPHE which gathered […]

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Winners of the JTL National Apprentice Awards 2024 named

JTL has named Edward Barber, Dammy Ajibade and Chris Lintern as the winners of its National Apprentice Awards, which took place at the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire on 13th June. After being named as the winners at JTL’s Regional Awards earlier this year, Edward, Dammy and Chris went on to compete against eight other […]

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Only 45% of the UK public know about construction skills shortage – New research 

A new report has revealed that only 45% of the UK public is aware of the skills shortage in construction. UK tradespeople believe that the biggest contributing factor to the skills shortage is a negative perception of working in the industry, with tool theft and the perceived treatment and scarcity of tradeswomen highlighted as aspects […]

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Entries for SkillPLUMB 2024 open now!

Talented student plumbers are being encouraged to enter this year’s SkillPLUMB competition. The registration window is open now and runs until 28 March. During the competition, entrants will be judged on a series of challenging practical tests in a bid to be named the 2024 SkillPLUMB champion. The event is the only industry competition aligned […]

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More women than ever taking construction apprenticeships- Says new research

Construction has a history of struggling to attract female and ethnic minorities into the industry and continues to have a stigma for being a middle-aged white male-dominated industry. However, new analysis conducted on apprenticeship uptake in construction shows that young women starting a career in the industry have hit their highest point. An estimated 24,530 […]

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