skills gap

How to attract the next generation of heating and plumbing engineers

As the heating and plumbing industry looks towards the net zero challenge, it is imperative that it makes a serious commitment to attracting the next generation – not just in terms of bridging the skills gap but nurturing the progressive new thinking needed to drive innovation. In the second instalment of Resideo’s round table on […]

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Is a career in heating and plumbing a good choice for young people?

In his exclusive column for Installer, Heating Engineer Andy Gibbs shares his experience of advising young people about a career in the heating and plumbing industry:  A few months ago, I was invited by the careers teacher at my eldest son’s school, to take part in their “Meet a Visitor ” day. Essentially it’s a […]

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29% increase in applicants to trade courses in 2020

Online learning portal, Access Training UK revealed a 29% increase in applicants to its trade courses in 2020, including a noticeable 14% increase in female applicants. This noticeable increase could not come at a better time as construction activity levels have experienced a seven year high, whilst demand for home improvements have soared significantly, as homeowners look […]

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CIPHE urges government to understand concerns of heating and plumbing engineers

The plumbing and heating industry is set to face a wide array of challenges, as the UK enters a period of significant change. Kevin Wellman, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE), outlines the key issues, and highlights the steps the government must take to secure a healthy future. The beginning […]

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