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Help transform the construction industry

The Construction Innovation Hub (the Hub) recently launched an open call for the Platform Design Programme. The Hub wants to encourage businesses to get involved in the largest ever Government-backed R&D programme in the sector. Businesses which respond with either their technology, product or service, if selected can go forward to join the collaborative development … Continue reading “Help transform the construction industry”

Schemes and courses required to boost apprenticeships

Recognised schemes and relevant courses came out as the key requirements to improve apprenticeships within the trussed rafter sector, thanks to the recent TRA apprenticeship survey. Various companies responded, the smallest employing just five people and the largest with 472 employees. From these businesses the split of those with and without apprentices was 50/50. Of … Continue reading “Schemes and courses required to boost apprenticeships”

Uncertain times hold no fears for trussed rafter manufacturers

In the face of Brexit and other challenges this year, leading trussed rafter manufacturers and timber engineering firms learned to tackle fear like a Marine Commando, at a high energy TRA AGM and conference on 2 May. More than 70 directors and business leaders within the sector met in Warrington this month to discuss some … Continue reading “Uncertain times hold no fears for trussed rafter manufacturers”

Funding of up to £1,000 for women in the construction and engineering sector – Final Call

Women & Leadership International has issued a final call in a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across the UK’s construction and engineering sector. The campaign is providing women with grants of up to £1,000 to enable participation in a leadership development program. The scholarship funding is provided with the specific intent … Continue reading “Funding of up to £1,000 for women in the construction and engineering sector – Final Call”

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