national apprenticeship week

Only a fifth of tradespeople hire apprentices

Apprentices are crucial to tackling the skills shortage, but only a fifth of tradespeople hire one, new research from Screwfix has revealed. 9 in 10 tradespeople questioned agreed that apprentices are vital to the future of the industry, but only 18% currently hire one, and 31% said they would never hire one, highlighting a huge […]

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Two Wilo apprentices give their views on National Apprenticeship Week

7-13 February marks National Apprenticeship Week, an initiative that aims to highlight the exceptional work being done by employers and apprentices across the country.  With this year’s theme being ‘build the future’ Wilo UK, a leading manufacturer of water pumps and pump systems is reflecting on how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills […]

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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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Ideal Standard launches plumbing apprenticeship scheme

To support the next generation of plumbers, Ideal Standard International, provider of bathroom and washroom products, is funding a new UK apprenticeship scheme. Working with the Bathroom Manufacturers Association (BMA), the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), and design education body FIESTA, the manufacturer aims to address the plumbing industry’s skills gap and […]

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Net Zero Carbon 2050 target in jeopardy as inadequate training threatens safe delivery

Quality apprenticeships are needed to deliver green recovery, and Net Zero Carbon 2050 targets are in jeopardy as inadequate training threatens safe delivery – says the ECA. As National Apprenticeship Week begins, the future should look bright as a new era of net zero carbon technologies offers a multitude of opportunities. Yet, industry bodies warn the […]

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