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More than 600 potential apprentices are without work despite efforts to seek out roles in a range of building services role such as pipework and ductwork installation, service and maintenance engineering, and ventilation hygiene, new research from BESA has found.
Over a quarter of 316 engineering services firms surveyed on their financial performance have reported a fall in turnover during the first quarter of 2018, the highest falls of its kind in two years. The findings reflect the impact of adverse weather conditions and the fall of Carillion earlier this year.
BESA will hold its second annual conference in London on November 1 with payment reform, Brexit and the technical implications of the soon to be published findings of a major review of building regulations expected to dominate proceedings.
BESA is urging the government to ensure greater flexibility within its Apprenticeship Levy system to ensure funding is more readily available to groups such as SMEs for courses that better meet the specific needs of the building services sector and other specialist industries.
BESA has said a recent pledge from chancellor Phillip Hammond to support apprenticeships and tackle the issue of late payments is “timely” as it seeks to pass a new bill into law that reforms how cash retentions are managed.
BESA has appointed its head of sustainability David Frise as chief executive in a bid to build on its work in providing technical output and support, while also pushing new training initiatives.
BESA has said that more than 60 construction and maintenance trade bodies have now lent their support to the Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill that was introduced to parliament in January as a means to reform payment within the construction supply chain.
BESA and the ECA hope to step up pressure on the government to overhaul cash retentions by calling for the introduction of mandatory third-party deposit schemes in a joint response to a recent consultation.
The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has revised its guidance on kitchen ventilation systems to account for major changes in legislation, cooking techniques and equipment design over the last 13 years.
Engineering services firms providing gas, fire, heating and ventilation services are owed roughly £75m from construction and services giant Carillion, which formally announced its liquidation last week.