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Thursday, February 11, 2021

BESA offers free membership for apprentices

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is marking National Apprenticeship Week by offering free membership to all apprentices working in the building services sector. Apprentices are being invited to join as Associate members; a new category launched last year to cater for individuals with an interest in the building engineering services industry. Previously, the 117-year-old trade...

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Monday, February 1, 2021

BESA launches free heat pump training

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is launching the industry’s only online training course for heat pump installation to help fill a skills gap highlighted by the government’s flagship Green Homes Grant voucher scheme. BESA is developing the installer training in collaboration with the Home Builders Federation (HBF) and heating equipment manufacturer Worcester Bosch. It will be...

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud Guidance

Criminals are using the COVID-19 vaccine as a way to target the public by tricking them to hand over cash or financial details. They are sending convincing-looking text messages letting people know they are eligible for the vaccine or phoning people directly pretending to be from the NHS, or local pharmacy. IMPORTANT!! The NHS will: NEVER ask for payment - the vaccine is free NEVER ask for...

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices

The Government has a Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices to support apprentices who have been made redundant or who feel they are at risk of redundancy.  If you or a colleague need help you can call 08000 150 400 to speak to a dedicated advisor and start planning your next steps. They can share lots of useful information and help you access local and national services who provide...

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

BESA future proofs F-Gas renewals

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), in partnership with affiliate member Mitsubishi Electric, has launched an online training course so refrigeration and air conditioning engineers can renew their professional accreditations remotely. ‘The BESA F-Gas Online Renewal’ course is offered by the Association’s new online Academy. It is future-proofed against any repeat of the...

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