Training Input

  • Industrial Machinery News

    2 One Day Training Academies at Multi-Hire, Shot-Blasting and Floor Stripping

    If you know pretty much everything there is to know about your job, then either your job’s so boring that you bitterly regret not trying harder at school, or you’re just about ready to retire! The fact is that in this fast-moving world knowledge is your greatest drawback or competitive advantage, depending on how much you have. Customers feel safe when they’re in the hands of someone who knows what he or she is talking…

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  • Tiles - Stone - Ceramic News

    BAL launches new revised RIBA-approved CPDs

    BAL –the market-leaders in full tiling solutions, have launched three new revised RIBA-approved tiling CPDs. The CPDs, entitled “Floor Tiling Solutions for the Modern Build”, “Tiling Solutions for Heavily Trafficked Areas” and “Tiling Solutions for Leisure Centres”, have been re-launched with up-to-date technical information to better reflect the changes in British Standards and building and construction trends. Floor Tiling Solutions for the Modern Build aims to assist in the design process for successful specification and…

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  • FeRFA – New Apprenticeships start 22-23 March – Last chance to enrol

    FeRFA will be starting new Apprenticeships in Resin Flooring, Screeding and Surface Preparation on 22 & 23 March at the Ibis Rugby East.  The two-year schemes all lead to an NVQ Level 2 Diploma and the scheme is fully grant funded for CITB registered employers and the grant of over £8,000 is available. The cost of the scheme is £6,000 per candidate payable over two years. The current CITB funding for specialist apprenticeship schemes is…

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  • New marketing training programme is a recipe for fearless marketing

    Ooba Creative, marketing and creative consultants in the Thames Valley, UK have launched their new “Marketing Mastery” programme – a completely new approach in marketing learning to deliver Fearless Marketing for the region’s entrepreneurs and SMEs. “Being an entrepreneur and running a business seems to be more popular than ever. However, I have always been astounded about just how little clients actually know about business and marketing.”, enthused Adam Clark, Ooba’s Managing Director, “There are…

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  • Northumberland College has launched a new Apprenticeship Academy and welcomed its 1,000th Apprentice

    Northumberland College has recently launched its new Apprenticeship Academy that will focus on meeting the needs of Apprentices and their employers. This new Academy sees Apprenticeship Support Officers and Assessors for all subjects working more closely together. Susan Goldstein, Director of the Apprenticeship Academy said: “Apprenticeships offer a fantastic opportunity for employers to recruit and further develop staff with the skills and expertise needed for their organisation’s success.” “For individuals, regardless of their age or…

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  • Northumberland Career College’s first cohort of students make promising start

    Launched in September, Northumberland Career College is a new innovative learning model for 14 to 19 year-olds that combines academic studies with practical learning and work experience. Career Colleges are a national initiative conceived by former Education Secretary, Lord Baker, who passionately believes that high quality technical, practical and vocational training should be offered to students from age 14. The new Career College joins a network around the country, specialising in a variety of industries.…

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  •  Bringing Offsite Construction to Life – Explore Offsite at Ecobuild Masterclasses

    A ground-breaking exhibition of offsite construction solutions, the largest of its kind ever seen in the UK, will be a key component of Ecobuild 2017. Forward-thinking companies that are making the most of the opportunities provided by offsite construction are relishing the chance to demonstrate their technology within Explore Offsite at Ecobuild. Taking place alongside the exhibition, Explore Offsite at Ecobuild masterclasses will provide a platform to learn about the latest in offsite technology developments…

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  • Skill Shortages Affecting Over Half Of London Firms

    Over two-fifths of small businesses face challenges recruiting the right staff, according to Aldermore’s latest SME report. Among the 1,000 SMEs surveyed, 55% of firms in London and the South East have experienced skill shortages compared with 36% in the East Midlands. Businesses in the construction sector face the biggest challenge, with 61% currently facing difficulties recruiting workers.  With the UK preparing to trigger article 50, 22% of respondents said that Brexit will have a…

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  • Lack Of Clarity On Apprenticeship Levy Among Businesses

    39% of business owners still have no understanding of the forthcoming apprenticeship levy, according to research by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). 30% of the 1600 medium-sized businesses (employ between 50-249 employees) surveyed will have to pay a levy of 0.5% on their annual pay bill (of over £3 million) when it comes into force from April 2017. 26% expect to recover all or more of their levy payment. Further findings: 51% are unsure…

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  • Featured Partner

    What’s on the Weber training agenda at the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy

    At the Saint-Gobain Technical Academy in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, Weber’s training programmes embrace all categories in the company’s diverse product range. This includes External Wall Insulation (EWI), monocouche through-coloured renders, tile fixing, technical mortars and flooring systems. Courses can be designed to meet product-specific requirements, or to suit different levels of experience and skills. Many one-day courses follow pre-determined content and are available on scheduled dates throughout the year.  “We understand how important training is for the…

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