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 4 Jul 2022

The heat pump ball is starting to roll, installers must seize the opportunity

On the 29th June, the Climate Change Committee's (CCC) 2022 Monitoring Framework report was published, tracking the Government's progress in meeting carbon reduction targets. The report states that heat pumps are likely to provide the majority of ... 
Head of marketing at Swegon UK Josh Emerson
 19 May 2021

Industry needs a hybrid workforce

The building services workforce will go through a series of radical changes as the industry repositions itself to keep up with the economic recovery, demand for improved indoor spaces and the need to deliver net zero, says head of marketing at ... 
BESA’s director of skills and training Helen Yeulet
 20 Jan 2021

Skills demand will hit us like a train

Efforts to create a more diverse building services workforce must speed up dramatically following the unveiling of the Government’s 10-point plan for a ‘green revolution’, according to BESA’s director of skills and training Helen Yeulet... 
 9 Nov 2020

Lifetime skills guarantee - a step in the right direction

Bart Maris, vice president of sales & marketing EMEA at RWC, believes the government’s ‘Lifetime Skills Guarantee’ announcement is a positive step forward. He looks at what this means for the plumbing and heating industry, discussing upskilling, ... 
 9 Sep 2020

Get in training for the Hackitt race

The building engineering sector must start adapting quickly to the safety and quality reforms championed by Dame Judith Hackitt, according to BESA President Neil Brackenridge... 
 26 Aug 2020

E-learning is time well spent

Shaun Hughes, regional sales manager at Victaulic, discusses why training is a win-win for both the engineer, installer and manufacturer alike, and explores why learning is no longer confined to the physical... 
Dave Dickson, group specification manager for Conex Bänninger
 26 Aug 2020

Get CPD fit as Britain builds

Dave Dickson, group specification manager for Conex Bänninger, discusses the benefits of Continual Professional Development (CPD), along with a reminder it can include remote ‘lunch and learns’ as well as attendance at technical webinars... 
BESA’s director of training and skills Helen Yeulet
 12 Aug 2020

New training model emerges from COVID crisis

The COVID-19 crisis magnified the existing skills gap in building services, but also created opportunities and accelerated potential solutions including widespread adoption of online learning models... 
David Knipe, OFTEC training manager.
 10 Feb 2020

Industry needs to fill roles to be net zero fit

More young people are being encouraged to take up a career in the heating sector following a new report which estimates 400,000 energy related jobs will need to be filled to create a workforce fit to achieve net zero by 2050.... 
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