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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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Stephen’s Train4TradeSkills Blog: 6 June

Stephen Marlor is training to become a plumber with Train4TradeSkills. If you are a regular reader of Stephen’s blog, you will know that he blogs about his plumbing course every week. You can read other posts by Stephen on his blog at www.stephenwithtrain4tradeskills.blogspot.com

On Wednesday, I met a website developer who is designing my new website, which will be linked to my blog. I’m creating a website because I want people to see how well I have progressed throughout the course, and it will include pictures of my work as well. The designer has said it will look really professional when finished.

I’ve approached a number of schools in the Rhyl area in Wales, to see if the children can design a logo for my new website. The prize for the best logo will be £15 for the winner, £10 for second place and £5 for third, and the best logo will be chosen just before the website goes live.

The course is going well, I’m feeling confident about it and I’ve just bought a filing cabinet to put all my books in. I’ve been speaking to my tutors – Barry, Richard and Corina, and they have been very encouraging and helpful, and I appreciate their help.

I’m also looking for more plumbing work experience. I’ve applied to Denbighshire County Council, Conwy Council and have been looking in the Yellow Pages to see what’s available. I’ve put in some calls and am just waiting to hear back. I have also applied to Clwyd Alyn council, who operate a housing organisation, and I’m just waiting to hear back from them.

Like this post? Then you can read other posts by Stephen about what he’s up to on his plumbing course on his blog at www.stephenwithtrain4tradeskills.blogspot.com or follow Stephen on Twitter

Where to find the latest news from Train4TradeSkills

Want to find the latest plumbing, electrical or gas news related to your Train4TradeSkills course? If your here, you obviously know about the Train4TradeSkills News blog, but what other blogs do we have? The answer? Many. From the How to Guides Blog and the T4TS Radio Live Feed to My Local Electrician and the Discovery Channel’s Trades Hub, Train4TradeSkills News is all over the internet.

Read the document below from the Train4TradeSkills Scribd page to find out our online blogs:

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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Train4TradeSkills Weekend Catch Up: 11-17 April

In case you missed what’s going on during the week, Train4TradeSkills introduces the Weekly 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.

1) The Best Bits from the Train4TradeSkills Student Bloggers

TUESDAY: Stephen talks Train4TradeSkills, fault finding problems and how his home renovations are going – http://bit.ly/flMwHl 

WEDNESDAY: Cliff talks £5 cellars, bad formulas and plumbing training in latest blog – http://bit.ly/gBcsye

2) Unemployment in the UK decreases?

THURSDAY: UK Unemployment drops, but more needs to be done to get young people into work – http://bit.ly/gWMrRC

TUESDAY: Wates celebrate big profits by hiring 300 new construction staff – http://bit.ly/hQCI6D 

3) We go celebrity crazy with most famous plumbers and sparks:

FRIDAY: The Top 10 Most Famous Electricians EVER! – http://bit.ly/eva9HG

POST OF THE WEEK: The Top 10 Most Famous Plumbers EVER! – http://bit.ly/aplN9W 

4) The Best Bits from T4TS Radio:

TUESDAY: Rob talks to T4TS Radio about swapping being a postie for a sparkie – http://bit.ly/ex6raS

THURSDAY: Steve talks to T4TS about his electrical training – http://bit.ly/fU36Bp

Train4TradeSkills Blog Google Solar Power5) Random News Section – what’s going on in construction this week?

TUESDAY: What does a search engine and solar power have in common? Google invest in world’s largest solar farm – http://bit.ly/fUkbUF

FRIDAY: DIY goes terribly wrong as boiler installation cuts off gas supply of homes in Stoke – http://bit.ly/gZz4fW

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The Best Bits from Train4TradeSkills Daily: 16 April

In addition to the Train4TradeSkills Weekend Catch Up (which is released every Sunday and includes the best bits from our blog over the last week), we now have our online newspaper – the Train4TradeSkills Daily.

Featuring the best bits and all the latest news from our Twitter pages, the Train4TradeSkills Daily has all the latest news, analysis and job news for plumbers, electricians and anyone in the construction industry.

If you are on Twitter, you can follow Train4TradeSkills on www.twitter.com/t4ts  and see the daily paper at http://paper.li/T4TSNews

Here’s the latest edition of Train4TradeSkills Daily:

Train4TradeSkills Weekend Catch Up: 4-10 April

In case you missed what’s going on during the week, Train4TradeSkills introduces the Weekly 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.

1) The best bits from the Train4TradeSkills Student Bloggers

MONDAY: Stephen blogs about how his Train4TradeSkills Course is going – http://bit.ly/g9Wa38

THURSDAY: Nick talks studying, old boilers and practicing electrics in latest blog – http://bit.ly/gsLxpc

2) UK still doing their bit to help Japan

TUESDAY: UK firm Aggreko to help provide energy to Japan as they deal with earthquake aftermath – http://bit.ly/es4hbu

THURSDAY: UK decide to postpone nuclear plans over Japan disaster – http://bit.ly/g5GCIj

3) Great month for construction Industry in March

WEDNESDAY: Manchester enjoys 2011 construction boom – http://bit.ly/etd5vp

MONDAY: Construction Industry defies the odds again with good March showing – http://bit.ly/hGkQen

4) The Best Bits from T4TS Radio:

TUESDAY: Neil tells T4TS Radio about his plumbing course – http://bit.ly/fZsGub

FRIDAY: Aston tells us how he got his plumbing apprenticeship to go with his Train4TradeSkills course – http://bit.ly/hecLVR

5) Random News section: What’s going on in construction this week?

MONDAY: Plumber strips in record time – http://bit.ly/fGWjDl

WEDNESDAY: Kier superhero builders save the day and two customers’ lives (Construction Enquirer) – http://bit.ly/goqnZd

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HOW TO: Subscribe to Train4TradeSkills News

Calling all Train4TradeSkills students! Do you want to find out all the latest news about your course, read what your fellow students are up to and read all the job news from the plumbing, electrical, gas and construction sectors?

You can now subscribe to Train4TradeSkills News and all our blogs, so you don’t miss any of the news that affects you and your course.

The RSS feed for the Train4TradeSkills Blog is up and it’s www.train4tradeskills.wordpress.com/feed

For those of you that don’t know what RSS feeds are, they keep track of all the stories (in this case from the T4TS Blog) and deliver them to your desktop or email, so you can keep up to date with what’s going on.

I’ll put links to the Train4TradeSkills Blog RSS Feeds in the sidebar of the blog, and then you can find out what’s going on without even having to come on the blog, you can just read it all from your email or wherever you store your RSS Feeds.

The magic link is www.train4tradeskills.wordpress.com/feed  While you’re there, you can also:

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Train4TradeSkills Weekend Catch-Up: 28 March-3 April

In case you missed what’s going on during the week, Train4TradeSkills introduces the Weekly 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.

1) The best bits from the Train4TradeSkills Student Bloggers

MONDAY: Stephen talks tutor assignments, plumbing work and fitting bathrooms in latest blog – http://bit.ly/ggn46O

FRIDAY: Daniel talks internet problems, electrical training and studying tips in latest blog – http://bit.ly/gsjsFt

2) Swapping a life as an electrician for Premier League stardom

WEDNESDAY: Former sparky Michael Richardson swaps electrics for bright lights of Premier League with Newcastle – http://bit.ly/ffKLpz

3) Isn’t there supposed to be a recession on?

THURSDAY: Forget the recession: Construction trio record big profits – http://bit.ly/dXsJ6U

TUESDAY: House-building boom sweeping the UK – http://bit.ly/f7SUoa

4) The Best Bits from T4TS Radio

TUESDAY: Mark Steadman talks to us about his plumbing course with Train4TradeSkills – http://bit.ly/hzI0re

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

MONDAY: Are the UK planning on bringing Green Deal expertise to Hollywood and the USA? – http://bit.ly/dTw3Hz

FRIDAY: Is the Green Deal going to be an expensive flop in the UK? – http://bit.ly/eiw5Ef

FRIDAY: Royal Wedding mugs, teacloths and… hard hats?? Construction workers to celebrate Will’s & Kate’s big day with Royal-inspired hard hats – http://bit.ly/fGQxCq

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