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    Skills body calls for industry mentors to support newcomers

    A call has gone out for mentors to help and support young people coming into fenestration and to encourage others to join. The Building Our Skills body is aiming to set up a mentoring group...

    Webinar demand goes through the roof for Ultraframe

    Ultraframe reports growing demand for its training webinars with the latest, focussing on its Ultraroof tiled roof system attracting a record number of 75 attendees. Marketing Director Alex Hewitt said: “Our webinar programme was launched...

    CAB tackles ‘foundation knowledge’ gap with new training courses

    The Council for Aluminium in Building is offering the first of its ‘foundation knowledge’ courses, ‘One Day Curtain Walling Essential Knowledge’ in response to feedback from members that much of the foundation knowledge is missing...

    BOS backs Quickslide in apprentice development

    Quickslide has turned to glazing industry career body Building Our Skills (BOS) for guidance to help it create an apprentice scheme as a further means of encouraging young people to join the business.  After contacting BOS,...

    Growing vacancies in a shrinking industry reveal the urgency of the skills gap

    The urgency of the skills gap in fenestration was brought into focus this week with two separate reports indicating at the same time a ‘truly shocking’ number of job vacancies for installers against a...

    BOS targets military with FrontFoot partnership

    Building Our Skills Choice has signed a partnership with FrontFoot, a specialist body reintroducing service personnel into mainstream industry. The initiative comes soon after BOS signed a similar partnership to engage with the education sector...

    Cornwall pledges ten apprentices this year

    Cornwall Group has pledged to create ten new apprenticeships before the end of this year as part of its continuing commitment to support the up skilling of workers in the glass industry. The group, which...

    ‘Talent scheme to remain free for at least a year’

    The Construction Leadership Council has confirmed that the Construction Talent Retention Scheme is to remain free for all construction and associated businesses and candidates for at least another year. The organisation has also launched ‘Talentview’,...

    More careers targeted in new skills partnership

    Building Our Skills had broadened its range of career apprenticeship support by teaming up with the Learning Skills Partnership with the aim of attracting newcomers into fenestration roles such as trade supply, accountancy, customer service,...

    £10,000prize in search for top apprentice

    Prizes worth up to £10,000 are up for grabs in the seventh annual Screwfix Trade Apprentice competition, with entries invited until Feb 21. Top prize includes £5,000 of tools, a £3,000 training budget and £2,000...