We are delighted to announce the launch of our marketing campaign promoting the benefits of the new Level 3 Plumbing & Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship. Set to become the new industry standard, this trailblazing apprenticeship has been specially designed to meet employers’ needs, fill skills gaps and secure the future of England’s plumbing and domestic […]
Since April 2017, employers with an annual pay bill of over £3 million have had to pay the apprenticeship levy, and as of April this year, levy-paying employers are able to transfer up to 25% of the funds in their apprenticeship service account to as many employers as they choose. APHC Director Mark Antrobus, commented: […]
Plumbing and heating organisations and other stakeholders gathered recently to discuss how the industry could work collectively to address training and skills issues. During the event, hosted by the Plumbing & Heating Skills Partnership (PHSP), attendees were briefed on the skills activity currently taking place across the UK and asked what future skills needs the […]
The PHSP launched its business plan at an event held in Derby on 29 June. The UK-wide Strategic group endorsed the plans for the remainder of 2017 and appointed Mr George Thomson as Chairman of the group. A second-generation plumber, George has worked in the plumbing industry for over 40 years. He is currently involved […]
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A Q&A with the Plumbing and Heating Skills Partnership Original article published on HVP Mag, 22 June, 2017 HVP got in touch with the people behind the Plumbing and Heating Skills Partnership (PHSP) to find out how they’re filling the gap left by the closure of SummitSkills. What is the Plumbing and Heating Skills Partnership, […]
In view of the imminent closure of SummitSkills, the Plumbing Industry’s leading organisations APHC, BPECand SNIPEF have worked together to establish the ‘Plumbing and Heating Skills Partnership’ (PHSP). This new Skills Partnership will have a UK focus and be led by employers from the plumbing and heating industry; and will take over responsibility for the skills needs of the industry as […]
You may have read the news in recent days that SummitSkills, the Standard Setting Organisation for Building Services Engineering, have announced they will be closing their operations in March 2017. Please click here to see their official announcement. The closure of SummitSkills will obviously leave a void in the management of the skills agenda particularly for the Plumbing and Heating […]