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 than join the corporate world. According to a study among the leading wholesaler’s customers, almost two thirds (64%) said they would recommend More...

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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...

By Editor On Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

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

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

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...

By Editor On Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Apprentices build career at property maintenance firm

Gateshead College students are helping a social housing maintenance company to build a brighter future. Mears Group’s North East operation has taken on 11 new apprentices from the college across a wide range More...

By Editor On Friday, December 13th, 2013

Norfolk teenager taps into plumbing apprenticeship with Lovell

A teenager from Upwell in Norfolk has secured a plumbing apprenticeship with local housing regeneration specialist Lovell. Nineteen-year-old Billy Smith will learn his trade working on a £30 million estate regeneration More...

By Editor On Monday, November 25th, 2013

Apprentice aims to build himself a career with Persimmon Homes

At just 16 years old, apprentice carpenter Tom Elkins has his career path firmly mapped out. He aims to gain his diploma at college, qualify as a carpenter and joiner, work his way up through the ranks and hopefully More...