Posts tagged with ‘Trailblazer apprenticeships’

  • Rise in plumbing courses fails to address the skills gap

    By Debbie Eales on August 14, 2017
    The industry is being flooded by trainees with basic plumbing qualifications rather than the higher skills needed to address the skills gap, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). It has criticised a number of training providers for promoting lower cost plumbing courses to employers at the expense of the wider scoped building services apprenticeships and has urged employers […]
  • ECA and BESA respond to 2017 closure of SummitSkills

    By Debbie Eales on October 28, 2016
    Following the announcement of the closure of SummitSkills from March 2017, two of the trade bodies who helped to set up the sector skills organisation – the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) – have responded to the news. “The great legacy of SummitSkills will be the specific focus it created on skills for our […]