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Call for businesses to include health and wellbeing in apprentice training

Corporate health and wellbeing provider Let's Get Healthy is calling on construction businesses to include health and wellbeing when preparing apprentices for work this National Apprenticeships Week.

Maria Bourke, MD of Let's Get Healthy, said: "I believe the apprenticeship levy is a huge opportunity to build the workforce of the future to be resilient to the pressures of the modern world, allowing them to understand and take control of their health and wellbeing to make them strong leaders and great managers."

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ASFP announces passive fire protection training dates

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has announced several new Spring and Summer dates for its Foundation Course in Passive Fire Protection. The 7-day classroom-based courses will take place in Leeds, commencing on 21 March; East Midlands and Dublin starting on 9 April and Watford commencing on 11 June. 

The courses offer a foundation in fire safety and fire science as well as units on different forms of passive fire protection. Individuals who undertake the training can study towards an examination leading to a Level 3 qualification in Passive Fire Protection provided by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) awarding organisation, which is regulated by the qualification regulators Ofqual and CCEA. 

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Imperial Bricks confirmed as Best Social Media Support at Jewson Live

Imperial Bricks is delighted to announce its award of ‘Best Social Media Support’ at Jewson Live 2018, a 2-day trade event organised by the national merchant. 

After an intense round of voting, including Jewson branches, sales teams, category teams and the Executive team, Imperial was recognised for its strong partnership with Jewson in helping to expand its range of traditional handmade bricks, regionally-matched to each branch area. At the annual event, Imperial showcased its range of 50+ traditional handmade, pressed, waterstruck and wirecut bricks, and brick slips. Imperial also exhibited its brand-new Brick Tiles range suitable for interiors / creating authentic interior feature walls. 

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Broker firm launches property division

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF), has announced the launch of its new property arm, MAF Property Finance. 

The team, comprising of six members of staff, will oversee all aspects of property finance, including commercial owner-occupier mortgages, property investment and property development.

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Construction employees build on career prospects with Degree Apprenticeship

Four employees working in the construction industry are the latest to benefit from studying a Degree Apprenticeship at the University of Wolverhampton.

Jacques Deneys, Ryan Smith, Robert Chihaia and Alan Seeby are all employed by Barhale, one of the largest privately owned civil engineering and infrastructure specialists in the UK with over 35 years’ experience in the construction industry.

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