Lindsay Gillespie joins B&ES skills development team

besThe Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) has strengthened its employment affairs and skills team with the appointment of Lindsay Gillespie to the new position of standards development and policy co-ordinator – skills.

Lindsay’s principal responsibility will be to spearhead the association’s support for the employers who are currently engaged in developing the sector’s Trailblazer apprenticeships.

Peter Rimmer, head of the employment affairs and skills department, said:

“Lindsay has already been involved, in a consultancy role, in the development of the sector’s first set of revised apprenticeship standards – covering the pipefitting trades – which were recently submitted to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

“Provided these are approved, the association will be engaging with appropriate stakeholders in setting up an assessment and implementation strategy.”

Lindsay will also be providing guidance and assistance to employers in the development of standards for the ductwork, service and facilities and ventilation hygiene disciplines.

An executive director of SummitSkills – the sector skills council for building services engineering – from 2003 until 2014, Lindsay spent the previous five years as chief executive of industry training organisation Engineering Services Training Trust.

Between 1990 and 1998, he was employed by the association (then the HVCA) in the roles of training officer and training development officer.

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