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Friday, February 22, 2019

BESA calls for 'no deal' skills plan

BESA has urged the government to make urgent provision to avert potential workforce shortages in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit next month. It backs recommendations made by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) to review the rules governing the 165,000 EU citizens currently employed by the construction industry to ensure valuable skills are not lost to the UK economy. In particular, BESA...

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Eight apprentices need your help

BESA and BESA Training, have been informed that a long term supporter of Apprenticeships and Apprenticeship delivery has sadly had to close its doors to business this week. Whilst we are aware that this affects many more than just the apprentices, and we wish all the staff well with finding new roles in the industry, we also have a duty and an obligation to find all of the apprentices new roles...

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

BESA praises levy changes

The government’s decision to ease restrictions on how Apprenticeship Levy funds are distributed has been praised by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). From July, large firms who pay the Levy will be able to transfer up to 10% of their funds annually to multiple supply chain partners. Previously, a levy-payer was only able to share funds with one other employer, but...

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Over 600 potential apprentices waiting for a role in the Building Services sector

Research carried out by BESA into the Building Engineering Services sector has demonstrated that we have a shortfall in recruitment for the industry.   “We’re talking about Pipework and Ductwork Installers, Service & Maintenance Engineers, Ventilation Hygiene Technicians, Design and Project Managers, rather than Domestic Plumbers or Electricians”, said Tony Howard, Director of BESA...

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

College-Employer Partnership Celebrates Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018

The highly successful partnership between BESA Scotland and Glasgow Kelvin College is providing excellent benefits for young Scottish engineering apprentices. Four key engineering employers – FES, James Frew, MAQ Air Conditioning and City Refrigeration who are all BESA member organisations – have shown their commitment to developing their apprentices by providing a range of quality industry...

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