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Train4TradeSkills Radio: Aledore Alley talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Aledore Alley is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Aledore to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to the full interview with Aledore via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

Train4TradeSkills Radio: Adedayo Idowu talks about plumbing training with T4TS

Adedayo Idowu is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Adedawu to find out how his plumbing course is going.

You can listen to Adedawu’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at: www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills  

Train4TradeSkills Radio: Manuel Aquino talks about training as an electrician with Train4TradeSkills

Manuel Aquino is training to become an electrician with Train4TradeSkills.  Train4TradeSkills Radio interviewed Manuel to find out how his course is going.

You can listen to Manuel’s Interview from Train4TradeSkills Radio via AudioBoo at www.audioboo.fm/train4tradeskills

Train4TradeSkills Weekend Catch Up: 8-14 August

In case you missed what’s going on during the week, Train4TradeSkills introduces the Weekend Catch-Up, which will have all of the best stories from our blogs (and a few others) and the latest plumbing, electrician and gas industry news from the last week.

Here are the top three stories from Train4TradeSkills News this week:

1) What effect will the UK Riots have on the construction industry?

FRIDAY: The Riots in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Wolverhampton, Bristol and Nottingham have seen thousands of youths take to the streets in an attempt to cause chaos through arson, vandalism and looting. Thousands of people have now been arrested, but what effect have the UK Riots had on the construction industry? Train4TradeSkills News takes a look. READ MORE>>

2) The Most Expensive Drain in Britain?

WEDNESDAY: A plumbing company has charged a customer £14,400 to unblock a drain. That’s a staggering £2880 an hour. Expensive? Just a bit. Train4TradeSkills debates whether this is acceptable or needs to be stopped. READ MORE>>

3) Canary Wharf tower to create 1000 new construction jobs

TUESDAY: A new tower in Canary Wharf in London is going ahead this Autumn and is expected to create around a thousands new jobs for contractors. READ MORE>>

 

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Train4TradeSkills Weekend Catch Up: 13-19 June

In case you missed what’s going on during the week, Train4TradeSkills introduces the WeekendCatch-Up, which will have all of the best stories from our blogs (and a few others) and the latest plumbing, electrician and construction industry news from the last week.

I’m going to take a different angle for you this week, and choose the top 3 stories from this week for you. So without further ado, here’s this week’s Weekend Catch Up for you:

1) Train4TradeSkills students give you advice on how to get jobs and work placements

FRIDAY: Are you looking for work experience as a plumber or electrician? At the moment it can be difficult, so Train4TradeSkills students who have got that experience tell you how to get it and share their advice, with Part 2 of Train4TradeSkills News’ work experience guide. READ MORE>>>

2) New figures create confusion over state of housing market

TUESDAY: New figures have slammed the state of the housing market, yet just like the state of the construction industry, which we wrote about last week, there are contradicting figures, like the ones from the Homes and Communities Agency, that suggest otherwise. READ MORE>>

3) How text messaging can help your plumbing or electrical business

THURSDAY: If you are a self-employed plumber or electrician, then you are going to want to communicate with existing customers to get more work. A new study has found text messaging is the best way to do that, and can greatly improve your business. READ MORE>>>

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Train4TradeSkills Weekend Catch Up: 6-12 June

In case you missed what’s going on during the week, Train4TradeSkills introduces the WeekendCatch-Up, which will have all of the best stories from our blogs (and a few others) and the latest plumbing, electrician and construction industry news from the last week.

I’m going to take a different angle for you this week, and choose the top 3 stories from this week for you. So without further ado, here’s this week’s Weekend Catch Up for you:

1) Are UK construction firms set to go into Libya?

FRIDAY: Colonel Gaddafi is a nightmare and is bombing is own people in Benghazi, destroying key infrastructure. UK firms could help out and go and help the rebels with the rebuilding. The sticking point? You guessed it, Gaddafi. READ MORE >>>

2) Confusion reigns over actual state of construction industry

MONDAY: It’s up, it’s down. I can’t keep track. One minute the construction industry is improving, jobs are up, companies are announcing big profits, and then it’s smack back down to reality with another damaging report. So what is the current state of the construction industry in 2011? We have a look. READ MORE>>>

3) Why youth is the elixir of life for ailing construction industry

THURSDAY: More new recruits and apprenticeships are needed to revitalise the construction industry. A number of construction experts speak out and say how they would fix the industry. READ MORE>>>

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Train4TradeSkills Weekend Catch Up: 23-29 May

In case you missed what’s going on during the week, Train4TradeSkills introduces the WeekendCatch-Up, which will have all of the best stories from our blogs (and a few others) and the latest plumbing, electrician and construction industry news from the last week.

Here’s this week’s Weekend Catch Up for you:

Train4TradeSkills Nick Electrician1) The Best Bits from the Train4TradeSkills Student Bloggers

MONDAY: Stephen’s Train4TradeSkills Blog: 23 May – http://bit.ly/lWryhj

TUESDAY: Nick talks about setting up his own electrical business – http://bit.ly/jAE2oF

WEDNESDAY: After his practical training, Cliff updates us all about his plumbing course in latest blog – http://bit.ly/jtY0Vr

2) Are UK firms set to enjoy Rio construction party?

FRIDAY: UK contractors to win work in Brazil for 2016 Olympics? – http://bit.ly/kiZZ43

3) Construction job frenzy in Liverpool and Swansea

THURSDAY: Swansea Council doing their bit to create construction jobs and apprenticeships – http://bit.ly/jiXN5D

WEDNESDAY: Liverpool Uni to get £600m overhaul – http://bit.ly/l63hsU

4) The Best Bits from Train4TradeSkills Radio

TUESDAY: Listen to Ken talk to T4TS Radio about his plumbing course – http://bit.ly/moOhEu

THURSDAY: Plumbing student Pete talks about his plumbing work experience and tells you how to go about arranging work placements – http://bit.ly/mI4OOq

5) Random News Section: what’s going on in construction this week?

MONDAY: Nick Clegg unveils his political masterpiece  – the Green Investment Bank – http://bit.ly/jjXeJt

FRIDAY: Anglo-French relations heat up as plans for new £217 million Channel tunnel electricity plans unveiled – http://bit.ly/jI1SdR

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Train4TradeSkills Weekend Catch Up: 16-22 May

In case you missed what’s going on during the week, Train4TradeSkills introduces the WeekendCatch-Up, which will have all of the best stories from our blogs (and a few others) and the latest plumbing, electrician and construction industry news from the last week.

Here’s this week’s Weekend Catch Up for you:

1) The Best Blogs from the Train4TradeSkills Student Bloggers

MONDAY: Daniel talks Learning Lounge and the BS 7671 in latest blog – http://bit.ly/im0pRw

TUESDAY: Cliff’s Diary from his practical training – Part 2 – http://bit.ly/luTUZQ

2) T4TS Students spill the beans on work placements

THURSDAY: Train4TradeSkills students tell us how they managed to get work placements and give you advice on how to get them – http://bit.ly/isryoq

THURSDAY: Introducing… the Train4TradeSkills How to Guides Blog – http://bit.ly/lrTFKz

3) Britain goes renewable crazy!

FRIDAY: Scotland goes on 100% renewable energy charge – http://bit.ly/irrYWD

WEDNESDAY: Chief UK energy inspector gives nuclear energy seal of approval – http://bit.ly/kzYUke

4) The Best Bits from Train4TradeSkills Radio

TUESDAY: Bernard talks about his job as a drugs counsellor, job offers in America and his plumbing course – http://bit.ly/j503KA

THURSDAY: Syed speaks to T4TS Radio about his plumbing training and future business plans – http://bit.ly/jxtJ9v

5) Random News Section: what’s been going on in construction this week?

MONDAY: Cheesegrater project gets boost as Aon grabs a slice (sorry about the awful pun) – http://bit.ly/inCcgN

TUESDAY: They haven’t got relegated (which is a big surprise in itself), so West Brom celebrate by renovating the Hawthorns – http://bit.ly/iHf42r

FRIDAY: Inside Gary Neville’s new flower-shaped eco-home (PICS) – Construction Enquirer – http://bit.ly/l9Dl19

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The Train4TradeSkills Weekend Catch Up: 25 April-8 May

In case you missed what’s going on during the week, Train4TradeSkills introduces the WeekendCatch-Up, which will have all of the best stories from our blogs (and a few others) and the latest plumbing, electrician and construction industry news from the last week.

We’ve been away for the last few weeks (blame all the bank holidays for that), so we’ve got a “2 for 1” offer this week and combining two weeks together for one amazing Train4TradeSkills Weekend Catch Up.

1) The Best Blogs from the Train4TradeSkills Student Bloggers

27 APRIL: Daniel tells us how his training to be an electrician is going – http://bit.ly/hnigpE

4 MAY: Cliff’s about to go on his practical training – and he tells us how he’s feeling – http://bit.ly/l5EePA

2) You may know it from Call of Duty 4, but Chernobyl celebrates 25th birthday

26 APRIL: The worst nuclear accident in history – Chernobyl: 25 years on – http://bit.ly/gNVryI

3) GDP, Cameron speaks out and the big guns thrive – an up-and-down few weeks for construction

28 APRIL: GDP figures slam construction industry, but is it really that bad? – http://bit.ly/jkPuQD

28 APRIL: The PM wades in construction debate, as David Cameron wants to get UK building again – http://bit.ly/knhvij

5 MAY: The big boys prevail, as construction giants Costain, Morgan Sindall and Galliford Try reveal big profits and bulging order books – http://bit.ly/mkV9Yk

4) The Best Bits from Train4TradeSkills Radio

3 MAY: Michael Anderson talks to T4TS Radio about his plumbing course – http://bit.ly/mJUctk

4 MAY: Michael Parish speaks to T4TS Radio about his job as a plumber alongside his course – and tells us how he got it – http://bit.ly/kQwXyJ

6 MAY: Maureen tells T4TS Radio why she left her job as a construction buyer to take a plumber – http://bit.ly/leuuRc

5) Random News Section: what’s going on in construction this week

5 MAY: Construction boss swaps life on a building site for the boardroom and Lord Sugar and the Apprentice – http://bit.ly/mbSTvG

4 MAY: Green Deal’s not winning any popularity contests with contractors as they slam it in new survey – http://bit.ly/lvSkgt

 

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