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Worshipful Company of Plumbers and industry organisations to champion apprenticeships at InstallerSHOW

The Worshipful Company of Plumbers (WCoP) is working with a number of trade and professional bodies to focus on Apprenticeships for the Future at this year’s InstallerSHOW, which is set to take place at the NEC, Birmingham, between 21 and 23 June. Industry organisations working alongside the WCoP include: APHC, BESA, BPEC, City & Guilds, […]

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Edinburgh plumber Ryan Mills joins the ranks of Instagram influencers

Plumbing and Heating engineer Ryan Mills from Edinburgh has found himself recognised as a surprise Instagram influencer. In a social media world dominated by celebrities such as The Rock (255 million), Ariana Grande (253 million) and Kylie Jenner (250 million), Ryan is working as a local plumber, fitting and repairing boilers, with his content being surprisingly captivating to his followers. Plumbing and […]

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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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New survey reveals that SME profits are up, but skills and materials troubles persist

The latest quarterly Building Engineering Business Survey has revealed that while SME turnovers continue to recover from the pandemic, finding the right people and materials to cope with mounting orders is a growing cause for concern. Under half (44%) of respondents reported a rise in turnover in Q3 2021 compared with Q2 2021, while nearly […]

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SNIPEF welcomes report on cash retentions and recommendations

SNIPEF, the Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation, has applauded the work undertaken by the Short Life Working Group (SLWG) in its investigation into cash retention in construction contracts and the practical recommendations it has made to the Scottish Government with a view to ending the iniquities of the system. Cash retentions are deducted from due […]

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