Tag: skills

West Yorkshire’s plans for retrofit advisory board

West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin has launched a green skills action plan, in partnership with businesses and education providers in the region, including a retrofit advisory board.

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“Our offering is going to help employers future-proof their teams’ skillset”

Matthew Gray, Develop Training’s Head of Operations & Training, spoke to Lucy Dixon about its lifelong learning offering.

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AI provides growth opportunities for the skilled trades

Mark Krull from Logic4training examines the likely impact of artificial intelligence on the skilled trades, explaining why installers should embrace, rather than fear, advancements in technology. According to recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) analysis, 40% of employment around the world will be affected by AI, rising to 60% in higher-income countries. There is no doubt […]

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Daikin reopens training academy

The Daikin Training Academy provides an opportunity for HVAC engineers and professionals to receive comprehensive training on installation, commissioning, servicing, and maintenance of a wide range of residential and commercial technologies.

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First ever heat pump apprenticeship launches

The Low-Carbon Heating Technician Apprenticeship will be a UK-first, dedicated to developing the skills needed to design, install and commission low-carbon heating technologies.

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Altecnic launches free online learning platform

Altecnic Ltd has launched the Altecnic Academy, which features a range of CIBSE-accredited CPDs. The Altecnic Academy has been developed to support members of the plumbing and heating industry by providing easy access to courses that focus on relevant industry topics. The new platform already has a range of courses available for users to engage […]

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NatWest to support delivery of retrofit

NatWest is joining forces with the Supply Chain Sustainability School to become its first partner within the finance sector. The partnership will support building the skills the construction industry needs to retrofit the UK’s existing housing stock and non-residential buildings. NatWest’s Head of Climate Change, James Close, said: As one of the largest lenders in […]

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Retrofit training fund opens for bids

Training providers – such as colleges and accreditation providers – can bid for a share of £8.85 million to help up to 8,000 people develop retrofit skills. The courses will be free or provided at low cost, and will cover a range of key energy efficiency measures, from putting in loft insulation to draft proofing […]

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“We need more diversity to move forward”

Rob Hargraves, Retrofit Skills Advisor at Energy Systems Catapult, discusses where the skills gaps are in our journey to decarbonising homes. Tell us about your role at Energy Systems Catapult I identify what skills are going to be needed in the future and where there are gaps in the workforce that need to be filled […]

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We need skills to make decarbonisation work

Natalie Robertson, Innovation Lead at UKRI’s Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge, argues that identifying and addressing skills gaps in our industrial regions is essential if the UK is to make the most of the opportunities that industrial decarbonisation offers. The UK is well on track to deliver several carbon capture and hydrogen projects in the next few […]

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Green jobs growing four times faster than rest of UK employment market

Green jobs are growing around four times the rate of the overall UK employment market, with 2.2% of all new jobs classed as green, according to the latest data from PwC‘s Green Jobs Barometer. The second edition of PwC’s Green Jobs Barometer has found that the number of green jobs advertised in the UK has […]

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NIBE reopens heat pump training academy

NIBE Energy Systems Ltd has reopened its Chesterfield training academy following a refurbishment. NIBE’s UK employees along with Phil Hurley, UK Managing Director, and Stefan Nordenfors, Sales Director EMEA, were joined by The Worshipful Mayor of Chesterfield Tony Rogers and his wife Mayoress Sharon Rogers for the unveiling of the newly refurbished centre last week. […]

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