Burnley plumber who helps elderly and disabled people for free wins SGS Engineering Local Hero Award 2022

James Anderson of D.E.P.H.E.R has been unveiled as the winner of the SGS Engineering Local Hero Awards 2022

James Anderson of D.E.P.H.E.R has been unveiled as the winner of the SGS Engineering Local Hero Awards 2022, which celebrates tradespeople who go above and beyond to support their communities. A Burnley plumber who started a charity to help elderly and vulnerable people which has been championed by Hugh Grant has today been named the winner of the SGS Engineering Local Hero Award 2022. 

Earlier this year, UK residents were asked to nominate ‘hero’ tradespeople in their area who have gone above and beyond to help their community with their generosity. A host of nominations for selfless tradespeople flooded in from across the country, and the experts at SGS Engineering then shortlisted seven finalists for a public vote. 

National Apprenticeship Week 2022: Jodie Dixon on the advantages of being a plumbing apprentice

Jode Dixon - National Apprenticeship Week

As part of this year’s National Apprenticeship Week (7-13 February 2022), UK plumbing register WaterSafe spoke to 33-year-old Jodie Dixon, an apprentice with WaterSafe approved business 365 Plumbing Ltd in North Devon. Jodie shares her thoughts on why apprenticeships aren’t just for school leavers and what makes a great apprentice.

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HEATING INSTALLER AWARDS 2021 REGIONAL WINNERS AND CATEGORY SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED

Heating Installer Awards

The Heating Installer Awards has announced its 2021 regional winners as well as the finalists for its Rising Star and Most Sustainable Installer categories. The shortlists have been decided by a panel of experts including representatives from the awards’ partners Armacell, CIPHE, Danfoss, LG and Polypipe, who recently scored all of the entries on problem solving, product knowledge and stand-out work. The panel was also joined by the 2020 Heating Installer Awards winner, Phil Metcalf, from Metcalf Heating & Cooling.
 

JOB VACANCY: Lecturer in Plumbing

JOB VACANCY: Lecturer in Plumbing

Lecturer in Plumbing

£33,886 to £41,388 per annum, inclusive of enhanced London Weighting Allowance

Full Time, Permanent

JOB VACANCY: Lecturer in Plumbing

“I never thought I would become a teacher after working in industry for so many years, but it has been a great move for me. I enjoy working at the college and learn new skills each week. The college has encouraged me to get my teaching qualification and seeing students' progress gives you a really good feeling.” Barry, Electrical & Plumbing Lecturer at UCG

JOB VACANCY: Lecturer in Plumbing & Gas

JOB VACANCY Lecturer in Plumbing & Gas

Lecturer in Plumbing & Gas

£33,886 to £41,388 per annum, inclusive of enhanced London Weighting Allowance

Full Time, Permanent

1. PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

To plan, teach/deliver and develop high quality education and learning for students on College’s Courses within the Career cluster of Engineering, Construction and Building Services, to help them achieve their learning goals, in accordance with the College’s mission, values, and expectations, and the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Trainers in education and training summarised at Annex I.

2. MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

How approved plumbers see work changing after the pandemic

approved plumbers

A survey* of approved plumbers by the Water Regulation Advisory Scheme (WRAS) has shown how they see the Covid-19 pandemic impacting the industry in the long term.
 
Two thirds (68%) of those surveyed said things will change forever after the pandemic ends, with over half (59%) saying they expect social distancing and more stringent hygiene practices to continue indefinitely.
 
The pandemic has also made plumbers reconsider working practices going forward. While 15% think they may have to increase how much they charge after lockdown, some said they could cut fees instead to drive much-needed business.