Tag Archives: Apprentice

New generation of professionals will be crucial to a net zero future, says Baxi MD

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As National Apprenticeship Week begins, a heating and hot water industry leader is highlighting the progress that must be made to encourage more young people into the industry. Karen Boswell, managing director of Baxi UK and Ireland, explains: “We know that low carbon technologies like heat pumps, heat networks, hybrid …

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Aggregate Industries launch new apprentice programme for 2020

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Ahead of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week (3-7 February), Aggregate Industries is committing to investing further in the next generation by launching its 2020 Apprenticeship Programme. The Programme has been specifically designed to offer people the chance to earn while they learn. Successful candidates are given the opportunity to gain …

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New partnership to develop next generation of building trade


MKM Building Supplies Ltd, the UK’s largest independent builder’s merchant has joined forces with the John Whitgift Academy in Grimsby, to support the Academy’s new BTEC Level 2 Construction course launched earlier this year. The new partnership was the idea of Nigel Jackson, a newly appointed governor at the Academy …

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Ibstock brick apprentice wins regional award

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A talented apprentice from Ibstock Brick has won a prestigious regional award. Zac Payne – who is based at Ibstock Brick’s Chailey Factory, near Lewes – was a finalist for the Make UK Manufacturing Awards in the Engineering Apprentice of the Year (Final Year) for the Southern Region. And on …

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Inaugural awards to support young talent in the construction industry

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The future of the construction industry will be on show at an event next week when the hard work of some of most skilled and talented apprentices from across the region will be recognised at an awards ceremony. The Swansea Bay Construction Support Group’s inaugural awards ceremony will take place on 20 …

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Apprentice Decorator of the Year: Crown Celebrates the Big 40

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The Apprentice Decorator of the Year competition is back and bigger than ever, with the nation’s best budding painters and decorators from colleges across the UK taking part. And it’s a landmark year for the competition’s sponsor Crown Paints as the company has now been supporting the contest for 40 …

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19 year-old crowned national Apprentice of the Year

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A 19-year-old woman working at the Hinckley branch of the plumbing and heating supplier Pochin has won a prestigious new award. Gina Bennett, who lives in Hinckley, was nominated by the Builders’ Merchants Federation (BMF) as the winner of the Trade Supplier Apprentice of the Year award. Bennett, who arrived …

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BMI National Training Centre flattens Ceiran’s learning curve

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The BMI National Training Centre welcomed an old friend, when roofer Ceiran Peel-Price attended one of the centre’s flat roofing courses. Ceiran is no stranger to the BMI National Training Centre – based in Gloucestershire – as he had been a finalist in the pitched roof category of the annual …

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Building Supplies Online appoints first Digital Marketing Apprentice

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Building Supplies Online has announced that Jack Harper has joined as its first digital marketing apprentice. The initiative enables the company to proactively develop and augment the pool of specialist ecommerce skills that are essential to its future, while supporting young job seekers in its local community. As a company …

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Fortem plumbing apprentice wins Construction apprentice of the year

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Fortem Apprentice Shaheeb Mohammed has been named Construction Apprentice of the year at the Asian Apprenticeship awards. The national award event was held in Birmingham last night and celebrated talented young British Asians, their employers and learning providers from across the UK. From over 300 nominations, awards were presented in …

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