Proper maintenance of TMVs is essential to ensure safety

Earlier this year, the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) emphasised the importance of controlling Legionella in public buildings. The call came as a Sydenham-based hospice was sentenced following the death of a patient from Legionnaire’s disease. While the hospice had implemented some measures in an attempt to control the disease, it had failed…

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Should school leavers be encouraged to consider apprenticeships as an alternative to higher education?

According to a new report, young people who don’t go on to study for A levels or degrees are “overlooked and left behind” when it comes to their future employment prospects. The research, which was conducted by the House of Lords social mobility committee, found that there is a strong focus on numbers entering university,…

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Westco Launches Scholarship Programme

Westco is launching a new, fully paid apprenticeship for 18-21-year-olds. The company has already begun interviewing candidates for the Scholarship Programme. Under the scheme, Westco will appoint three young adults to complete a 15-month City & Guilds accredited business administration course. It is hoped that the ‘Westco Academy’ will not only provide on-the-job learning, training…

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