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FIS announces new FIS Skills Board Chair

FIS announces new FIS Skills Board Chair

FIS is delighted to announce the new Chair of the FIS Skills Board, Operations Director at Stortford Interiors (UK) Paul Leach Paul will take up his two year non-executive role this month and will ensure that the views of the FIS membership are fairly represented...

Grenfell contractor banned pending inquiry decision

Grenfell contractor banned pending inquiry decision

A contractor in London has been banned from carrying out housing works until the Grenfell Inquiry rules on whether it contributed to the fire. London mayor Sadiq Khan made the decision to ban Rydon Construction Ltd (RCL), alongside 12 other companies, from carrying...

FIS partners with UK Construction Week Summits

FIS partners with UK Construction Week Summits

FIS has continued its partnership with UK Construction Week Summits, in which its members and partners can save over £100 discount off the cost of attending the summits. The partnership with UK Construction Week has gone from strength to strength over the last four...

Structure for Welsh apprenticeship frameworks

Structure for Welsh apprenticeship frameworks

Views are being sought on the structure of apprenticeship frameworks. The consultation proposal includes: introducing a new, simplified structure focussing framework development on occupational pathways ensuring current frameworks are fit for purpose Full details can...

Apprenticeship reform final report update

Apprenticeship reform final report update

Since the Government reforms introduced in April 2017, many members have been left in a web of confusion and at times possible frustration for multiple reasons in attempts to get their workforce invigorated and enriched by new entrant apprentices. FIS has been...

FIS appoints new Skills and Training lead

FIS appoints new Skills and Training lead

FIS is delighted to announce the appointment of George Swann as Skills and Training lead for the organisation.  George will pick up the exciting training portfolio of FIS and help to drive the organisation’s focus on competence through the FIS For Competency’s SAKE...

Become a Mental Health First Aider

Become a Mental Health First Aider

Building Mental Health (in association with the Lighthouse Club and CITB) has 16 free places available of the two-day MHFA courses being held in Bristol on 27/28 November and Birmingham on 4/5 December. Two Day Mental Health First Aider Course overview: Mental Health...

Welsh Roadmap to Safer Building in Wales

Welsh Roadmap to Safer Building in Wales

Proposed changes to improve the safety of residential high-rise buildings The Welsh Building Safety Expert Group has produced a series of recommendations for the Welsh Government to take forward to improve the safety of residential buildings in Wales. The Expert...

Growth continues and sales optimism for year ahead

Growth continues and sales optimism for year ahead

The Construction Products Association’s State of Trade Survey for 2019 Q1 reveals a balance of 46% of both heavy side and light side manufacturers experienced a rise in sales during the quarter. Growth in product manufacturers’ output is anticipated to rise further in...