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Setting up a “My Apprenticeship” account

Setting up a “My Apprenticeship” account

From 26 August 2021, employers or their training providers must add a unique email address when adding an apprentice record to the apprenticeship service. Without a unique apprentice email address, employers or their training providers will not be able to save or...

Talentview – matching great talent with great employers

Talentview – matching great talent with great employers

Talentview is a platform for talented people to find first jobs, apprenticeships and work experience in construction. FIS members can now advertise all their opportunities for new entrants, including apprenticeships and work experience, on Talentview Construction, a...

Fixer Boarder new starters available for work placement NOW

Fixer Boarder new starters available for work placement NOW

Being conscious of the ever-shrinking labour pool available to the finishes and interiors sector, there have been reports of up to 60% labour not being available by some FIS members.  FIS is running two projects specifically designed to attract people into the...

Transfer unused apprenticeship funds to other employers

Transfer unused apprenticeship funds to other employers

Employers in England who pay the apprenticeship levy (those with an annual pay bill of more than £3 million) will be able to pledge unspent levy funds (up to their 25% transfer allowance) to support apprenticeships in other businesses.  All businesses will be able to...

Can you help promote a career in construction?

Can you help promote a career in construction?

In order to show more young people the wide range of opportunities available in construction, the industry needs STEM Ambassadors STEM Construction and Built Environment Ambassadors play an essential role in inspiring young people to think about a career in...

Help to inspire the next generation with Open Doors

Help to inspire the next generation with Open Doors

Recruiting the next generation is vital if we are to maintain the pipeline of talent coming into the industry and one of the best ways to show young people the fantastic work we do is through Open Doors! This year's event will run from Monday 4 ‐ Saturday 9 October...

Focus your passion through FIS to help improve our sector

Focus your passion through FIS to help improve our sector

All members are invited to consider nominating themselves to join the Board. By joining, you have the chance to use your knowledge and experience in the finishes and interiors sector to influence the direction of the Association and support our mission to improve...

COVID-19 spot checks continue in Scotland

COVID-19 spot checks continue in Scotland

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is continuing to carry out spot checks and inspections by calling, visiting and inspecting all types of businesses as Scotland moved beyond level 0 on 9 August. The spot check programme provides expert advice during the calls and...