• Engineering firm’s top five tips for taking on apprentices for National Apprenticeship Week

    By Debbie Eales on March 6, 2017
    Midlands-based engineering firm, adi Group, is sharing the knowledge it has gained since launching the UK’s first pre-apprenticeship scheme for 14-16 year olds, with the aim of encouraging other businesses to provide more opportunities for young people. The scheme, launched in September 2016, involves 12 secondary school students attending adi Group’s Birmingham workshop for half a day each week. Running […]
  • Airflow Developments opens Air Academy training facility

    By Debbie Eales on January 17, 2017
    Ventilation solutions manufacturer Airflow Developments has opened a new Air Academy at its head office in High Wycombe. The facility showcases the benefits of effective ventilation systems in both domestic and commercial properties, the pioneering technology behind Airflow’s product portfolio and it will help to educate and train attendees on best practice installation methods. After significant investment and with the […]
  • OFTEC rolls out commercial assessment course in response to demand

    By Debbie Eales on December 15, 2016
    OFTEC’s new commercial assessment course, which covers the servicing and commissioning of multi stage burners used in many light and medium commercial heating systems, is now available at 11 training centres across the UK and Republic of Ireland. OFT 10-201 is proving popular both with technicians moving into commercial work for the first time, and those who are already working […]
  • Beckhoff Automation introduces two new CIBSE CPD Accredited training modules

    By Debbie Eales on September 19, 2016
    Huntingdon-based Beckhoff Automation has introduced two CIBSE CPD Accredited training modules focusing on aspects of networking that can help to achieve energy efficient building operation in the long-term. The first course looks at converged building controls and the Standard BS EN 15232. It is aimed at those interested in finding out how this Standard can help them achieve more efficient […]
  • Free F-gas seminar for property owners and engineers

    By Debbie Eales on June 2, 2016
    AirSource is hosting a free seminar discussing the new EU regulations surrounding the move to lower GWP refrigerants. The seminar is aimed at engineers and commercial property owners. Taking place at Spinningfields, Manchester, on Monday, 20th June, the seminar will focus on the changes to the law and what they mean for industry professionals that own, build or install air […]
  • Bridging the skills gap is key for growth, says NAPIT

    By Debbie Eales on April 18, 2016
    While the construction industry is seeing positive growth, various reports are suggesting that the construction skills gap is still holding back businesses from truly taking advantage. NAPIT say that dedicated, industry training courses could be the solution. Construction activity increased for the eleventh straight quarter over the last three months of 2015, but firms are still struggling to recruit the […]
  • New courses from Fujitsu

    By Debbie Eales on August 24, 2015
    Fujitsu has published details of its latest hands-on training courses, running from this autumn through to spring. The 10 courses include two that are new. The courses include an introduction to Fujitsu products and installation, commissioning and troubleshooting of VRF central controllers, splits and multi-splits, VRF and mini-VRF. There are also specialist courses on advanced service and troubleshooting, including Service […]
  • Ariston invests in its future with training and new graduate recruits

    By Debbie Eales on January 5, 2015
    Since moving to a new UK HQ in April last year, Ariston has continued to invest in business development, ensuring a sustained period of growth and success. Building on its recent acquisition of ATAG Heating, the company has recruited six new graduates in its sales, marketing and logistics departments. And there is ongoing investment in a series of nationwide, state-of-the-art […]
  • Training is more important than ever

    By BSEE on January 31, 2014
    In the space of just a few years, there has been a massive escalation in demand for thermal imaging in building science.  There are many reasons for this not least of which is the technology’s eminent suitability for visualising energy loss and the structural faults that cause it, as Jon Willis, ITC Manager, EMEA for Flir Systems explains.   The […]
  • RHI – when will they learn?

    By BSEE on June 28, 2013
    Jeff House, Marketing & Applications Manager for Baxi Commercial, considers the apparent restraints on both contractors and installers able to help implement the achievement of the Government RHI policy aims.  The way in which we design, construct and service our buildings is rapidly changing. Whether brought about by legislative pressure, efficiency savings, incentive schemes or technological advance, the industry is […]