Tag Archives: Training

Business Minister praises Talasey for success of new training academy

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In one of the last acts before Parliament was been dissolved ahead of the General Election, the outgoing Minister of State for Business and Industry, Nadhim Zahawi, has praised Talasey Group after hearing how it is helping to raise standards, skills and knowledge in the landscaping industry. The Conservative MP …

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Jewson launch new timber excellence initiative with Wood Campus

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As part of their aim to be ‘best in class’ for timber, Jewson have worked with Wood Campus to produce a new training pack for staff working with timber called The Extra Yard. Paul Robertson, Jewson catergory development manager for timber and panel products, said: “We are delighted to have …

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NMBS helps promote industry bursary scheme

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NMBS is playing its part in promoting training and skills development across the merchant industry by supporting the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants’ (WCOBM) Bursary scheme. The WCOBM provides bursaries of up to £2,000 per person to help young people in the industry with training, development and skills training. Working …

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MKM makes the most of bespoke Dunlop Training

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Branch staff and customers from MKM Builders Merchants recently joined forces to soak up a day’s training at Dunlop’s industry renowned Innovation and Technology Centre (ITC) in Stoke-on-Trent. Dunlop is a pioneering brand of tiling and flooring products for the trade including adhesives, grouts, floor levelling compounds, sealants and fillers. …

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Actis CPD at football ground thermal efficiency conference


Architects, developers and surveyors will be given a chance to learn about the latest developments in the thermal, acoustic and HVAC sectors at a free conference later this month at Bournemouth Football Club. Delegates at the TEAC(H) – Thermal Efficiency, Acoustics and HVAC – conference on Wednesday September 25, will …

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Construction firms boost jobs for graduates

Institute of Student Employers’ (ISE) annual student recruitment survey reports a resilient graduate labour market in the construction industry with 35% more jobs than the previous year. This level of growth was equalled only by the public sector, while the graduate jobs market overall grew 10% year-on-year. Since the 2008 …

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New BMF Centre of Excellence opens in the North East

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The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has just launched its first North East Regional Centre of Excellence at Marshalls near Stockton on Tees. The BMF’s growing network of BMF Regional Centres of Excellence means training courses and regional meetings are now far more accessible to BMF members across the UK and …

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Actis’ CPD Module gains 50% Popularity


Take up of Actis CPD sessions has increased by around 50 per cent since last year – and architects and building control officers are now clamouring for more training from the insulation specialist. Growth in the popularity of the module, which looks at how reflective insulation can address the performance …

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Merchants grow wiser with Arbor Forest Training

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Staff from Building and Plumbing Supplies, Chandlers Building Supplies and EH Smith have all recently completed the training programme provided by Arbor Forest Products, and the merchants are now reaping the benefits of their staff’s increased knowledge and confidence with timber. EH Smith has sent a total of 50 members …

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New Online Training Courses from Salamander Pumps

Salamander Pumps has launched an innovative new online learning tool, ‘eSchool’ for merchants, featuring a host of helpful training modules, involving games, interactive imagery and animated technical videos. Developed in conjunction with CIPHE (Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering), the training courses can be accessed here, featuring modules that …

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