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Bradstone launches 2020 training academy

Bradstone has opened the doors to its 2020 Training Academy and is encouraging merchants to secure a place now to avoid disappointment. Now in its sixth year, the Bradstone Training Academy, which will run from 21st January to 5th February 2020, is open to all merchants looking to expand and …

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W.Howard helps employee drive his career forward

Mark Odams passed his category CE driving test in November with the support of W.Howard Group Transport Manager Neville Waring and his team of Drivers. A category CE driving licence means Mark can now operate the company’s articulated fleet vehicles as well as the rigid vehicles. Mark first worked as …

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Success for Aico’s apprentices in EDA customer service product module

It is important to help young people in their career by supporting them with training. At the start of June this year Aico enrolled its apprentices on to the EDA (Electrical Distributors’ Association) Customer Services training module. The EDA is the trade association representing wholesale distributors of electro-technical products in …

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Business Minister praises Talasey for success of new training academy

In one of the last acts before Parliament was been dissolved ahead of the General Election, the outgoing Minister of State for Business and Industry, Nadhim Zahawi, has praised Talasey Group after hearing how it is helping to raise standards, skills and knowledge in the landscaping industry. The Conservative MP …

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Jewson launch new timber excellence initiative with Wood Campus

As part of their aim to be ‘best in class’ for timber, Jewson have worked with Wood Campus to produce a new training pack for staff working with timber called The Extra Yard. Paul Robertson, Jewson catergory development manager for timber and panel products, said: “We are delighted to have …

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NMBS helps promote industry bursary scheme

NMBS is playing its part in promoting training and skills development across the merchant industry by supporting the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants’ (WCOBM) Bursary scheme. The WCOBM provides bursaries of up to £2,000 per person to help young people in the industry with training, development and skills training. Working …

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MKM makes the most of bespoke Dunlop Training

Branch staff and customers from MKM Builders Merchants recently joined forces to soak up a day’s training at Dunlop’s industry renowned Innovation and Technology Centre (ITC) in Stoke-on-Trent. Dunlop is a pioneering brand of tiling and flooring products for the trade including adhesives, grouts, floor levelling compounds, sealants and fillers. …

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Actis CPD at football ground thermal efficiency conference

Architects, developers and surveyors will be given a chance to learn about the latest developments in the thermal, acoustic and HVAC sectors at a free conference later this month at Bournemouth Football Club. Delegates at the TEAC(H) – Thermal Efficiency, Acoustics and HVAC – conference on Wednesday September 25, will …

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Construction firms boost jobs for graduates

Institute of Student Employers’ (ISE) annual student recruitment survey reports a resilient graduate labour market in the construction industry with 35% more jobs than the previous year. This level of growth was equalled only by the public sector, while the graduate jobs market overall grew 10% year-on-year. Since the 2008 …

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New BMF Centre of Excellence opens in the North East

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has just launched its first North East Regional Centre of Excellence at Marshalls near Stockton on Tees. The BMF’s growing network of BMF Regional Centres of Excellence means training courses and regional meetings are now far more accessible to BMF members across the UK and …

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