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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Plumbing tutor Paul Brock talks about plumbing training with T4TS, Part 2

Paul Brock is a plumbing tutor at Train4TradeSkills fulfilment centre in Southampton. Train4TradeSkills Radio spoke to Paul to find out what students make of his training and how they are going to use it to develop their career.

Listen to Paul’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills  

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Plumbing tutor Paul Brock talks about plumbing training with T4TS, Part 1

Paul Brock is a plumbing tutor at Train4TradeSkills fulfilment centre in Southampton. Train4TradeSkills Radio spoke to Paul to find out what students make of his training and how they are going to use it to develop their career.

Listen to Paul’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills 

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Plumbing tutor David Cambray talks about plumbing training with T4TS, Part 2

David Cambray is a plumbing tutor at Train4TradeSkills fulfilment centre in Worcestershire. Train4TradeSkills Radio spoke to David to find out what students make of his training and how they are going to use it to develop their career.

Listen to David’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills 
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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Plumbing tutor David Cambray talks about plumbing training with T4TS, Part 1

David Cambray is a plumbing tutor at Train4TradeSkills fulfilment centre in Worcestershire. Train4TradeSkills Radio spoke to David to find out what students make of his training and how they are going to use it to develop their career.

Listen to David’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills 

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Gas tutor Anthony Scotto talks about gas training with T4TS, Part 2

Anthony Scotto is a gas tutor at Train4TradeSkills fulfilment centre in Worcestershire. Train4TradeSkills Radio spoke to Anthony to find out what students make of his training and how they are going to use it to develop their career.

Listen to Anthony’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills    

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Gas tutor Anthony Scotto talks about gas training with T4TS, Part 1

Anthony Scotto is a gas tutor at Train4TradeSkills fulfilment centre in Worcestershire. Train4TradeSkills Radio spoke to Anthony to find out what students make of his training and how they are going to use it to develop their career.

Listen to Anthony’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills    
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Fewer University Applications Will Not Hit the Building Sector

Despite the fall in university application numbers, the building sector is confident it will complete development programmes across many universities in the UK- leading student accommodation builder “Unite” told Construction Enquirer today.

With fees rising to up to £9,000 per year from 2012, there has been a decrease of almost 9% in the number of students applying to universities in the UK – university applications’ body UCAS announced yesterday.

However, that will not hit university development programmes according to “Unite” because the actual number of students enrolling for a university place would remain close to the existing figure.

The building giant argues the reduction in applications means that 2012/13 applicant numbers are broadly in line with those of two years ago, meaning it will not hit any major redevelopment projects in the building construction sector.

The firm said: “Demand for university places still outstrips supply by approximately 32% and means that more than 156,000 students applying to study in 2012 will fail to secure a place.”

Unite does not expect the decline in applications to translate into a reduction in actual student numbers which could have a negative effect to the industry.

They said: “Based on our current reservations for 2012/13, which are in line with the same point in 2011, we remain confident of achieving rental growth of 3-4% for the year.”

There have also been signs of an increase in EU students applying to the UK, demonstrating the continued appeal of UK Universities for students from abroad.

 

Do you think the increase of tuition fees is the main reason for less student applications at universities? What affect is it going to have on the major redevelopment programmes across Universities in the UK? Share your thoughts by commenting here:  

Best Young Plumber in the World Awarded Medal

Shane Trevitt from Llkley, West Yorkshire, was named the best young plumbing and heating engineer this year along with 86 other prize winners who attended the Annual Building Awards Ceremony in Leeds.

Jarrod Best, managing director of Leeds-based GMI Construction, who started his career as an apprentice at Leeds College of Building presented the awards to the winners.

He said: “It’s fantastic to be invited back to these events and to meet the next generation of students entering the construction industry. Leeds College of Building has a reputation for producing top quality apprentices and the fact that 87 students were collecting prizes for excellence is testament to this.”

Roofer apprentice, Matthew Timby, won gold in the young roofers section of the International Federation of Roofing Contractors World Championships.

Mr Best said: “A career in construction offers so many possibilities and everyone I spoke to at this awards ceremony certainly has the potential to enjoy long and successful future in the industry.”

Chris Thornton, from Leeds, won the Governors’ Award for his willingness to help his peers and the overall contribution he made throughout his studies in civil engineering.

The 27-year-old, who works at Hydrotec Consultants, said: “Winning this award is a great achievement, especially when you consider that the college had more than 7,000 students to choose from. It will definitely stand out on my CV throughout my civil engineering career.”

Have you ever thought of applying for an award in the Building Engineering Sector? Do you think that receiving such recognition will increase your employment opportunities? Share your thoughts with us by commenting below:  

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