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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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Friday, December 15, 2017


BESA fully support Peter Aldous’ Bill to protect construction SMEs A new parliamentary Bill, being introduced under the Ten Minute Rule by Peter Aldous MP, has the potential to deliver thousands of new apprenticeships, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Bill’s first reading will be on January 9th. The Bill seeks to amend the 1996 Construction Act to ensure...

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Monday, November 27, 2017

STEM Returners: creating new talent pools in STEM

An exciting new ‘STEM Returners Programme’ has been launched specifically designed to help the thousands of STEM candidates who want to return to engineering after a career break, but fear that their skills are way out of date. STEM Returners will help them return to their former careers, as well as re-train STEM candidates from other industries.  Two of the biggest challenges facing STEM are...

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