Plumbing and heating apprenticeships are now joining Phase 3 of the Trailblazer project, meaning that employers are collaborating to re-design the apprenticeship.
As background to the project, a huge variety of apprenticeships in England are currently undergoing an extensive reform, following a government review and recommendation.
Now, plumbing and domestic heating apprenticeships are confirmed as joining Phase Three of this trailblazing reform.
Ten leading employers behind the plumbing and domestic heating apprenticeship reform have released a live survey, the results of which will affect the content of the apprenticeships, and are asking plumbing and heating employers to fill it in.
The ten – Seddon Construction; Andrew Crookes Plumbing; Arthur Padgett; Coulson Building Group; E C Merrett; Gasway; Leaks and Locks; Millside Heating Services; Mitie, and Parker Bromley – will be carrying out all decision making. Various advisory stakeholders are in place to offer advice, including APHC, SummitSkills, BPEC, CIPHE and the leading industry awarding organisations and training providers.
Robert Moss, of Seddon Construction, said: “The survey is live until at least November 14 for plumbing employers to complete and we have already had a really good response. The survey is aimed at all sizes of plumbing and heating companies including sole traders, and the detail provided on the work you carry out will prove invaluable in helping us to best determine future industry requirements for apprenticeships.”
Graeme Dryden, technical manager at APHC, said: “The most important aspect of the apprenticeship development process is that employers have a key role in re-designing the new apprenticeships so that the end qualification better serves both industry and apprentices, and allows apprenticeships in England to become truly world leading.
“The survey seeks to find common work areas and working practices and we implore as many plumbers and heating professionals as possible to complete it.”
Complete the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/plumbingtrailblazers1