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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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Survey reveals tradespeople are £35k better off than university graduates

Builders merchant, Selco, has surveyed* 542 manual skilled workers to find out if going to university or taking another career route versus going straight into trades is more beneficial financially, and if individuals progress more quickly.  They asked tradespeople all about what their career path affords them in terms of their lifestyle, personal finances and […]

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Help us understand your business and you could win prizes from Screwfix, Makita, Wera or Scruffs

Installer is working with a well-known bathroom manufacturer to help it better understand its plumber and installer customers and help pinpoint any areas where it can improve the support it currently offers to the trade. To do so, we’re inviting readers to take part in an online questionnaire where you will be asked about your […]

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Economic upturn is masking mental health crisis among construction SMEs

The economic recovery is concealing a growing mental health epidemic among construction SMEs, according to a new online survey carried out by pollsters YouGov*. Despite an upbeat forecast for growth across the UK economy this year and a rapid recovery for construction and its related sectors, firms are continuing to report serious conditions amongst workers, […]

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Only 11% of people aged 65+ have hired a plumber since the first lockdown

A survey by WaterSafe of 2,000 UK homeowners showed only 11% of those aged 65+ had hired a plumber since the first lockdown in March 2020, compared to nearly 40% in younger age groups. These were urgent jobs, such as fixing toilets, boilers and leaks. WaterSafe is now encouraging the use of qualified, approved plumbers […]

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