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Qualifying the workforce and apprenticeships

Qualifying the workforce and apprenticeships

Now pupils are heading back to school and those who left in June or July follow their post school dreams there is going to be a number of young people who are undecided, back into education, further education linked to an occupation, employment or an apprenticeship. ...

Apprenticeships explained

Apprenticeships explained

A great way to launch a career in the sector is by one of the many Apprenticeships on offer.  Age is not a restriction for career changers and there are opportunities to upskill in various occupations.  There are more than 640 apprenticeships approved in England by...

Building Safety consultations

Building Safety consultations

The Setting the Bar report outlines a system of competence standards for all those working on higher‐risk buildings, and two of the Working Groups responsible for reviewing specific sectors have now published proposed standards for comment: Working Group 9 is...

Up to £15,000 for Eligible Businesses in Scotland

Up to £15,000 for Eligible Businesses in Scotland

Thousands of businesses can now apply for up to £15,000 to help retrain and upskill their workforce.  The Scottish Government’s Flexible Workforce Development Fund provides workers in organisations of all sizes with access to training courses through local colleges,...

Urgent safety warning issued over fire dampers

Urgent safety warning issued over fire dampers

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has issued an urgent warning to all contractors over the safety of fire dampers. Inspections by maintenance contractors found that a “huge number of dampers” had been incorrectly installed and would fail to work...

Lens Blog: Site Instructions and Variations

Lens Blog: Site Instructions and Variations

This is the first in a series of short blogs by FIS Consultant, Len Bunton on contractual and commercial issues he experiences when supporting FIS members and the wider community - it is designed to help FIS Members avoid common traps and build on our focus on...