What will Carillion’s collapse mean for the training sector?

Rear view of supervisors walking at construction site The construction industry is going through a bit of a shake-up at the moment, with Carillion’s collapse right at its centre. Carillion went into liquidation, prompting fears over thousands of job losses, as the company has 43,000 staff around the world, with 20,000 just in the UK. There are many More...

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By Editor On Friday, January 19th, 2018

NCH and plumbing apprentice both recognised at National Apprenticeship Awards‏

Nottingham City Homes (NCH) was recently named one of the top 100 apprenticeship employers in the country at this year’s National Apprenticeship Awards. ‏ ‏The awards, which took place at the Grosvenor House More...

By Editor On Thursday, January 4th, 2018

Edinburgh students build their futures in the construction industry

Pic Greg Macvean – 08/12/2017 – 07971 826 45715 year olds Jordan Walls and Jay Anderson who are on placements with Robertson where they are learning trades and will be joining fulltime next year. Jordan More...

By Editor On Friday, December 8th, 2017

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, More...

By Editor On Thursday, December 7th, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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...