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Longer HS2 tunnel could create over 7,000 jobs in East Midlands

HS2A tunnel on the proposed route of Britain’s High Speed 2 rail network could be extended to enable plans for a major development next to East Midlands Airport to progress.

The initial preferred route would have seen the new rail line cross the site of the proposed SRFI, which has the potential to create 7,000 jobs in the region, and threaten the feasibility of the proposed development.

During discussions with MPs and local authorities on the proposed route for phase two of HS2 from Birmingham to Leeds, concerns were raised by Leicestershire County Council, and MP for North West Leicestershire, Andrew Bridgen, in conjunction with Roxhill Developments Limited, that the proposed line could affect plans for a strategic rail freight interchange depot (SRFI) next to the airport.

After listening to these concerns, the government has now developed a revised option involving extending the proposed tunnel under the East Midlands Airport, avoiding the majority of the proposed SRFI site.

The Department for Transport will consult on the route later in the year as part of its public consultation on phase two, and after that consultation, a decision will be made. In the meantime, the developer will progress its plans for the proposed depot.

Kate Bedson, Senior Development Director at Roxhill said: “Our proposals for a new SRFI with 6 million square feet of associated warehousing have the potential to create 7,000 jobs, providing a boost to the economy in the region.

“Since the announcement, through our MP and local authority, we have enjoyed an early and positive dialogue with DfT and HS2 Ltd and are very pleased with the decision to amend the proposed route. This now allows us to consult with the public and other bodies on our plans before submitting our application at the end of the year.”

Train4TradeSkills Radio: Colin Glover talks about plumbing training with T4TS Part 2

Colin Glover is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Colin to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Colin via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Colin Glover talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Colin Glover is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Colin to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Colin via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Scott Hood talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Scott Hood is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Scott to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Scott via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Ahmad Shahraei talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Ahmad Shahraei is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Ahmad to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Ahmad via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Robert Searle talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Robert Searle is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Robert to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Robert via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Marian Clinciu talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Marian Clinciu is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Marian to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Marian via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

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The ONS, new orders in infrastructure rocketed by 60 per cent in the first quarter of 2012 .

Today the Office of National Statistics has released a new report showing the growth of new construction orders in the UK, in the first quarter of 2012, there saw a 4.6% increase from the fourth quarter of 2011. The ONS also reported today that new orders in infrastructure rocketed by 60 per cent in the first quarter of 2012 compared with the same period last year.

According to Nick Hayward, managing director of ATL (Apprenticeships Training Limited – the fulfillment centres for T4TS) one of the UK’s leading providers of building services training, with more than 5,000 students a year passing through its centres, it’s very positive news, demonstrating the opportunities for the school leavers and adults looking for a new career path in construction: “There has never been a greater time to join the industry. We know there is a growing shortage for dedicated skilled tradesmen as more and more workers reach retirement age. Couple this with the news of growth in both private industrial and private commercial work and it just goes to show the industry is still thriving.

“This new statistical evidence information from the ONS clearly highlights the growing opportunities in the construction sector, contradicting the Markit/CIPS Construction Purchasing Managers_ Index issued earlier this week, which indicated that British construction hit a three-month low last month. Our experience working with hundreds of apprentices only serves to support the ONS findings further, with ATL students who have entered the sector from school and those moving to construction as a career change demonstrating the popularity of this sector and the real job opportunities that are available. The construction sector will only continue to grow as new buildings and infrastructure increase in demand as the UK pulls out of recession.”

The Manufacturer Praises Train4TradeSkills for Research Contribution

The Manufacturer, a leading publication in the manufacturing industry, has praised Train4TradeSkills for its research revealing that Manufacturers are among the UK’s most satisfied workers.

According to the research, British workers believe a decent salary is key to career satisfaction, cited by 64%, as well as a sense of achievement in your work (59%) and being able to work the hours you want (46%).

The hospitality and leisure sector ranked the highest in the survey, 29% labelling themselves as very satisfied.

The research, carried out among 1,200 British workers and commissioned by Train4TradeSkills, shows only 14% of workers in retail and 15% in transportation could say they were very satisfied.

Overall, 28% of British workers admit they are not satisfied in their current job and only one in four have no plans to change their career in the next five years.

Twenty four per cent of manufacturing staff classified themselves as very satisfied in their current job, revealed the Manufacturer.

However, better salaries don’t always equal greater job satisfaction. Only 24% of those earning £25,000 – £29,999 are dissatisfied in their job, compared to 27% who earn between £35,000 and £49,999.

Mike Head of Train4TradeSkills, commented: “There are many people working in Britain who are not satisfied in their current job and while pay is deemed important, it’s interesting to see that big salaries do not always equal career satisfaction.”

Mr Head added: “The process of retraining and changing careers can be a challenge, but by looking for cost-effective courses that offer virtual learning and the ability to work while you learn, many Brits could find themselves embracing a career they love in the next few years.”

The study shows that overall, the vast majority (84%) of British workers agree there were aspects of their current job that they don’t like. However, 64% have highlighted that there are factors stopping them from changing their careers if they were to pursue this. The key issues for those being stopped from changing their careers were revealed as: not being able to afford to take a pay cut (37%), not being able to afford to retrain (29%) and simply not knowing what they want to do instead (35%). provides the latest developments in manufacturing sector, from production and maintenance to logistics and IT.

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