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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 your...

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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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Friday, November 20, 2020

Construction Workshops: Exploring flexibilities in Apprenticeships

The ESFA is hosting a ‘deep dive’ workshop on Thursday 26th November 11:00 -12:15 to explore apprenticeship reforms with employers from the construction sector. As the economy recovers from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, they want to empower businesses to recruit the right people and develop the skills that they need. The construction sector will play an integral part in our economic...

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

CICV Forum teams up with Construction Scotland Innovation Centre to launch new Be Covid Smart digital learning toolkit

In its latest initiative to help Scotland’s building sector get safely back to work, the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has used cutting-edge technology to create a digital learning toolkit to promote best practice.   Working closely with Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), which links business, university experts and public sector providers, the Forum this week (w/b...

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