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Friday, October 28, 2016

BESA and ECA respond to 2017 closure of SummitSkills

Following the announcement of the closure of SummitSkills from March 2017, two of the trade bodies who helped to set up the sector skills organisation – the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) - have responded to the news.   “The great legacy of SummitSkills will be the specific focus it created on skills for our specialist sector,...

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Improving diversity is vital for business success

The building engineering sector would gain significant commercial benefit if it improved the diversity of its workforce. A seminar organised by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) at London South Bank University (LSBU) heard that diversity drives innovation and creativity, which makes for better and more successful...

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Government confirms huge boost for apprentice funding

The government has announced a raft of new measures to help employers take on more apprentices including £60m to be spent on helping get young people from deprived backgrounds into work. Employers with fewer than 50 employees will receive 100% of the cost of training apprentices aged between 16 and 18. This will also apply if they take on 19 to 24-year-olds who were in care or 19 to 24-year-olds...

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Your views on the Gas Safe Register

It has almost been 10 years since the introduction of the Gas Safe Register (GSR) and HSE are currently seeking feedback from stakeholder groups about what the industry would like to see from GSR going forward.  HSE are consulting with BESA as the principle trade association in our sector, and as part of this review process, we have launched a survey in which you can feed in your views on the...

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Wales sets example over apprenticeships

The Welsh government has committed £111 million towards creating 100,000 new traineeships and apprenticeships in its latest budget. This dramatic increase in potential apprentice numbers has been widely welcomed and industry leaders have stressed that sectors with greatest need should be prioritised. “This shows great initiative and welcome leadership on behalf of the Welsh government,” said...

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