NFB Midlands contractors committed to training the construction workers of tomorrow

Two members of the National Federation of Builders (NFB) based in the Midlands have recruited new apprentices to develop a successful career within the industry and help to tackle the skills crisis. Deeley Construction, based in Coventry, has renewed its commitment to train the next generation of talent in construction. The company has recently taken More...

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By Editor On Thursday, December 7th, 2017
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Screwfix invests in the future of trade with new course and purpose-built construction centre at Yeovil College

Leading trade retailer, Screwfix, has partnered with Yeovil College to launch a pilot course covering core construction skills for year 10 and 11 pupils. The course aims to educate young people about a successful More...

By Editor On Thursday, October 13th, 2016
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Two construction firms benefit from apprenticeship sholarship

Two construction firms have benefited from a national scholarship scheme which enables them to take on an apprentice who is entirely funded to work for them for 12 months. The initiative was launched by leading More...

By Editor On Thursday, March 31st, 2016
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Two thirds of electricians want their children to take up the trade

Amid crippling university fees and a sluggish graduate employment market, new research1 by Newey & Eyre reveals that the many of today’s electrical contractors would rather their children take up the trade More...

By Editor On Thursday, March 24th, 2016
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Builders’ merchant Jewson has named Carley Doolan as the winner of its Young Tradesperson of the Year competition. The judges commented that Carley, aged 27, from Newcastle, is a hugely talented and focussed More...

By Editor On Thursday, February 25th, 2016
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Metrotile appoint Glenn Everest to lead training

Lightweight steel roofing company Metrotile UK has announced the appointment of Glenn Everest to lead its training operations. Glenn, who boasts more than 40 years’ experience in fitting lightweight steel roofing More...

By Editor On Sunday, January 31st, 2016
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Redrow retains its place as a top 100 apprenticeship employer

Housebuilder Redrow has been recognised in the prestigious Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list for the third consecutive year. Sponsored by City & Guilds, the list is compiled annually by the National Apprenticeship More...

By Editor On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
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Bracknell Roofing apprenticeship programme supports roofers of the future

Roofing specialist Bracknell Roofing has launched an industry-leading, long-term apprenticeship programme designed to drive forward the development of the ‘roofers of the future’. Following eighteen months of More...

By Editor On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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Apprenticeships help Persimmon build for the future

A North East housebuilder has laid the foundations for a successful future after taking on a raft of talented teenage apprentices.  Persimmon Homes, which is preparing to kick-start several new-build residential More...

By Editor On Thursday, February 12th, 2015
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No Glass Ceiling for Employees as Walker Profiles Rewards Excellence

Fifteen workers from Scotland-based Walker Profiles were recognised with three different SVQ qualifications at a special Skills Excellence Award ceremony attended by MP for Motherwell and Wishaw, Frank Roy. The More...