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ECA announces new President

Business leader and electrical engineer, Steve Murray, has been named as the new President of the UK’s leading engineering services trade association, the ECA. Murray jointly owns WT Jenkins Ltd, an electrical contractor based in Liverpool, which he joined in ...

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Polyteck launches apprenticeship programme to create its own pipeline of skilled engineers

The construction and facilities management business has launched its own apprenticeship programme to address the industry skills shortage, with plans to take on eight apprentices this year. The move will address the shortage of engineers in the industry, a shortage ...

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Kevin Irons joins Arena’s Industrial & Commercial Structures division

Arena Group, an industry leader in the supply of temporary architecture and infrastructure, has appointed Kevin Irons as Sales Manager of its specialist Industrial and Commercial Venues division, April 2022. Kevin’s role will serve a growing demand in the civil ...

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CIBSE launches Young Engineers Awards 2022

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has announced its Young Engineers Awards 2022 are open for entries. The awards recognise the best new talent entering the building services industry, together with those businesses that go the extra mile ...

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David Frise joins City of London taskforce

David Frise, Chief Executive of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), has been invited by the City of London Corporation to play a key role on the Skills for a Sustainable Skyline Taskforce, which has been set up to address ...

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JLL appoints new MD for its engineering and facilities service business

Peter Jones has been appointed Managing Director of Integral, JLL’s UK engineering and facilities service business. With more than 3,000 staff across the UK, Integral provides a broad scope of high-quality mechanical and electrical property maintenance. This includes mobile engineering, ...

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BESA calls on employers to take apprenticeship pledge

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has called on employers to pledge they will take on at least one apprentice this year in a bid to plug the industry’s alarming skills gap and ensure it has the right talent to ...

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Mitie passes £1m milestone for Apprenticeship Levy gifting

Mitie has passed the £1 million milestone for its Apprenticeship Levy gifting, committing to support a range of SMEs across England since January 2021. Through this gifting programme, Mitie will support more than 70 apprenticeships, many of which are new ...

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Edwin James Group pledges to become net zero by 2030

National asset engineering firm, Edwin James Group, has committed to achieving zero to landfill and net zero by 2030 with a milestone of a 50 per cent reduction by 2025. The commitments are detailed in Edwin James Group’s first Environmental, ...

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BESA’s Crosland named chair of health & safety body

Rebecca Crosland has been elected as the new chair of the Safety and Health Engineering Partnership (SHEP). She is only the second person to take up the role following Christopher Buxton, CEO of the British Fluid Power Association, who has ...

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