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Many Skills One Vision Conference

On the 15th June, we exhibited at the Many Skills: One Vision Conference, which focused on the Workforce Renewal and Skills Strategy recently launched by The Energy & Utilities Partnership. Held by the National Skills Academy for Power at St George’s Park in Burton on Trent, in the evening, there was an award ceremony - The People of Power Awards - celebrating the best young talent entering the sector.

 


Still a way to go with Smart Meter targets

The clock is ticking away on the smart meter roll-out and there's still a lot of work to be done if energy suppliers are to meet government targets.

All homes and small business sites will be offered smart meters by their energy company between now and the end of 2020.  


APHC offers training rewards for plumbing and heating companie

The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) is offering 100 plumbing and heating companies the chance to claim a £150 training reward through its sister company, educational charity APHC (Training).

 


Carbon Monoxide detector laws tightened in Scotland

Laws relating to carbon monoxide detectors in private rented accommodation have been tightened up in Scotland. 

As from 1st December 2015, Scottish landlords are required to install a CO detector in every space containing a fixed combustion appliance.  In their Statutory Guidance the Scottish Government advise landlords that “combustion appliances such as boilers, fires, heaters and stoves fuelled by solid fuel, oil or gas all have the potential to cause CO poisoning if they are poorly installed or commissioned, inadequately maintained or incorrectly used.”

 


New electrical qualifications to open new doors!

Are you an electrician and looking to add to your skill set? Are you a building services engineer who needs electrical knowledge? Could you make it as a smart meter installer? Logic Certification has added a number of new electrical qualifications to its portfolio giving learners more choice and flexible, learning routes.


Logic Certification 2016 National Centre Forum

2016 date set for Logic Certification National Centre Forum - 30th June


Skills shortage threatens economic recovery!

A new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) states that skills shortages are contributing to a slowdown in the construction sector, which poses a ‘serious challenge’ not only to the industry but the economy as a whole. The publication also highlighted the knock-on effect as sub-contractors snap- up work and drive up their prices.

 


Queen speech pledges to help employers!

It’s good news for employers! The first solely Conservative Queen’s Speech for almost 20 years has put apprenticeships, helping employers and small businesses, at the heart of its aims through the newly announced ‘Enterprise Bill’.


Solar PV could be on the up!

The deployment of solar pv technology is top priority for the UK’s new Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, with hopes of “unleashing a new solar revolution” on the cards.

 

Commenting on her new role, Amber Rudd, said: “We have a million people living under roofs with solar panels and that number needs to increase.” This figure relates to the number of households who have installed solar pv under the feed-in-tariff which proved popular under the previous coalition who favoured solar pv deployment on the UK’s rooftops.


How will the election affect your skills, employment and business opportunities?

In the run up to the UK’s General Election, what are the key policies that will be affecting the building services sector? Who has our best interests at heart and those of our businesses? How will their policies affect our skills and employment prospects, and potential workload over the next five years? Good or bad, here are the key pledges...

 


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