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Residents up-skill for construction jobs in Merseyside

A special training course developed between Merseylink, Riverside College and Halton Employment Partnership is helping local residents gain the knowledge and practical skills required for a career in construction.

Nine local people have completed the general construction operative training scheme, one of a series of pre-employment courses developed by Merseylink.

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Laying foundations for site managers of the future

A new course has been launched to provide trainees with the skills to become the site manager of the future.

Redrow has re-launched its trainee site assistant programme, which now provides participants with formal qualifications and is the first scheme of its kind to be backed by NHBC (National House-Building Council).

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Leicester College apprentice wins gold at WorldSkills UK

A bricklaying apprentice from Leicester College is celebrating after taking joint gold medal at the WorldSkills UK 2014 national final, which took place at the NEC in November 2014.

Tom Sinfield, 21 from Shepshed, Loughborough, had already taken silver medal in the same competition a year before. To triumph in the regional heats of SkillBuild for the second year and then successfully compete against the other highest scorers nationally at the WorldSkills UK Skill Show, the UK’s biggests skill and career show, Tom has done exceptionally well.

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CCTV reporting training aids Northumbrian Water response teams

Northumbrian Water (NW), like all water companies, has to be able to handle and respond to a variety of different circumstances and customer related incidents during the course of its operations. Following various sewer flooding incidents within its region NW is delivering a project to improve its customer service by streamlining the management and investigation processes surrounding such occurrences.

Whilst on-going works and scheduled maintenance operations continue to be undertaken by out-sourced contractors, NW is in the process of streamlining its reactive operations by ensuring that its own in-house response teams do not just have the capability to clear blockages and cleanse sewers but also have the added ability to carry out CCTV surveys and create industry standard structural and service condition reports.

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NASC new apprentices challenge gains momentum and support

The NASC President’s ‘New Apprenticeship Challenge’to create 400 scaffolding apprentices in his two year term has gained momentum recently – with the news that NASC member Access Solutions Scaffolding Ltd has joined the list of 10 other NASC member companies which are sponsoring the challenge’s charitable element in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT).

This now means the 11 charity sponsoring NASC member companies are collectively donating £110 to TCT for each new apprentice started by an NASC member up to the target number, potentially raising £44,000 at the end of the challenge in November 2015.

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