Kevin Wellman

WCoP to welcome Save the Children at annual lecture 2024

 The Worshipful Company of Plumbers (WCoP) announces Gareth Owen OBE, Humanitarian Director at Save the Children UK, as guest speaker at The Plumbers’ 39th Annual Lecture which will take place on 13 May 2024. The session will discuss how critical a clean water supply and effective sanitation has been in humanitarian crises globally and, therefore, why WaterSafe accreditation is […]

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Apprentices awarded with equipment bursaries to kick start their career

The Worshipful Company of Plumber (WCoP) has announced six recipients of its bursary to help kick-start their careers in the plumbing industry. The winners are from colleges across the country, including Dundee and Angus Kingsway College, Borders College, St Helens Green Energy Centre, Windsor Forest – Langley Campus, South Lanarkshire College, and Kendal College. Each winner will receive £1,000 in vouchers for […]

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HSE builds construction support to protect workers’ mental health

The construction industry has stepped-up its efforts to combat work-related stress and promote good mental health by joining Great Britain’s workplace regulator campaign. The Working Minds campaign, set up by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), welcomes six new partners in the construction industry to help reach trades and offer free support. March sees the […]

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Fill out the CIPHE’s education and training survey

Following development that commenced in 2015, a new level 3 Apprenticeship standard for Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians was launched in 2018 as a part of the government’s Trailblazer programme. The Level 3 Apprenticeship Plumbing & Domestic Heating Technician is approximately a 4 year programme, including a mandatory fuel or renewables pathway and End-Point Assessment. […]

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One of WaterSafe’s most experienced members celebrates 45 years on the tools

A Seaford plumber has been named as one of the WaterSafe scheme’s most experienced members. Andy Steer, 59, runs A M Steer Limited and started work as a 15-year-old apprentice in 1980, the same year that saw the invention of the Rubik’s Cube and Post-it notes. Since qualifying, he has been a member of one […]

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