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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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Monday, March 5, 2018


The Building Engineering Services Association has been appointed as a Registered End Point Assessment Organisation (RoEPAO), which allows it to assess new training standards in England. This follows its appointment late last year as an officially registered New Standard apprentice delivery body able to operate across England, Scotland and Wales with Northern Ireland soon to follow. BESA members...

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Help for those affected by Carillion collapse

There is already a huge skills gap within the industry, it is vital not only for the future of YOUR business, YOUR sector and YOUR employees that we support the next generation of talent coming into the industry. Apprentices are OUR future and they need OUR help now! If you are: An apprentice, a parent of an apprentice or an employer who has been affected by the recent #Carillioncollapse, we...

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Large firms urged to share training funds with supply chain

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has welcomed the announcement that large construction employers can now help smaller supply chain partners recruit and train apprentices by sharing their Apprenticeship Levy funds. The National Apprenticeship Service has confirmed that, from this April, companies who pay into the Levy will be able to transfer up to 10% of that money every year...

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