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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Electrical tutor Barrie Fisher talks about electrical training with T4TS Part 2

Barrie Fisher is an electrical tutor at Train4TradeSkills’ fulfilment centre in Worcestershire. With 45 years of experience in the electrical trade, Barrie talks to Train4TradeSkills Radio to give students an insight about what the benefits are of being a qualified electrician and how easy it is to become one.

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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Electrical tutor Barrie Fisher talks about electrical training with T4TS Part 1

Barrie Fisher is an electrical tutor at Train4TradeSkills’ fulfilment centre in Worcestershire. With 45 years of experience in the electrical trade, Barrie talks to Train4TradeSkills Radio to give students an insight about what the benefits are of being a qualified electrician and how easy it is to become one.

 

Listen to Barrie’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills     
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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Electrical tutor Wayne Thomson talks about electrical training with T4TS Part 2

Wayne Thomson is an electrical tutor at Train4TradeSkills fulfilment centre in Worcestershire. Train4TradeSkills Radio spoke to Wayne to find out what students make of his training and how they are going to use it to develop their career.

Listen to Wayne’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills     
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Builders in London to Get More Housing Repairs Work

North London’s Camden Council has announced it will open half of its housing repair and maintenance work for external contractors, Construction Enquirer reported today. 

The decision of Camden Council to expand its list of maintenance and repair contractors will offer more opportunities to existing and new professionals in the building sector. The repair framework of Camden Council is expected to be worth around £14 million each year, meaning a significant incentive for a variety of firms in the building sector.

The Council’s current in-house contractor, DLO, has been working for sustainable development across some of its 33,000 housing stock; the additionally appointed contractor would work alongside council’s existing contractor which will carry out a separate £11m programme of housing work.

Camden Council will expect both, its current and newly joining contractors, to be working together in order to improve working systems and optimise existing procedures. The Council’s new maintenance contract will start in January 2013 initially for 5 years with the potential of the scheme to be extended by another 5 years.

Do you welcome the decision of Camden Council to put half of its housing repairs for an external contractor? What are your expectations of finding employment following Council’s decision? Share your thoughts by commenting on the Train4TradeSkills’ Facebook and Twitter pages:

 

Train4TradeSkills Radio: Electrical tutor Wayne Thomson talks about electrical training with T4TS

Wayne Thomson is an electrical tutor at Train4TradeSkills fulfilment centre in Worcestershire. Train4TradeSkills Radio spoke to Wayne to find out what students make of his training and how they are going to use it to develop their career. You can listen to the second part of the interview with Wayne tomorrow.

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

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Civil Engineering and Manufacturing Expands

Civil engineering contractors and businesses in the manufacturing sector have indicated growth in their workloads for the New Year, a survey has indicated.

The survey conducted by the purchasing managers’ index (PMI) has shown a sharp increase in output, a rise in new orders and a fall in cost faced by the manufacturing and civil engineering sector.

The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) reported companies have seen indications that customers are increasingly willing to spend.

Chief executive at CIPS, David Noble, welcomed the statistics saying they are good news for the manufacturing sector. However, Mr Noble mentioned that more time will be needed for the manufacturing industry to establish whether growth is sustainable.

He told the BBC: “The UK manufacturing sector has sprung to life in the first month of 2012 to defy any economic gloom, but it is too early to say whether this trend is sustainable.”

Meanwhile, the UK’s leading infrastructure contractors have urged the government to continue with delivering recently announced investments for improving infrastructure and boosting businesses across the UK.

The government has previously said in its Autumn Statement for 2012 that a key priority for growth will be the Building and Construction Industry –with recent investment of over £5 billion to improve contractors’ order books for years ahead.

 

Do you think the good performance of the Civil Engineering and Manufacturing sector is a result of the huge investment by the UK government to stimulate future growth?  Share your thoughts with us on Facebook or just by leaving a comment below:

 

 

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:  

Train4TradeSkills Radio: Ryan Staunton talks about plumbing training with T4TS

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

You can listen to Ryan’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills  
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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Anton Kriel talks about plumbing training with T4TS

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

You can listen to Anton’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills  
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