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Gina is crowned national Apprentice of the Year

Gina is crowned national Apprentice of the Year

A 19-year-old woman working at the Hinckley branch of the plumbing and heating supplier Pochin has won a prestigious new award. Gina Bennett, who lives in Hinckley, was nominated by the Builders’ Merchants Federation (BMF) as the winner of the Trade Supplier Apprentice of the Year award. Gina, who arrived as a new apprentice at Pochin a year ago, received the award during the annual City & Awards Lunch in London held by the Worshipful …

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Business Education & Training

President Franklin Roosevelt’s great granddaughter to continue the legacy of cooperation between Nottinghamshire and the Roosevelt family

President Franklin Roosevelt’s great granddaughter to continue the legacy of cooperation between Nottinghamshire and the Roosevelt family

Established in 1946 the Nottingham Roosevelt scholarship has provided over 150 young professionals in Nottinghamshire with the opportunity to undertake a research project in the United States.   Sarah Schoonmaker, a great grand-daughter of President Franklin Roosevelt said “I am delighted to be a part of continuing the strong relationship between Nottinghamshire, the Roosevelt family and the United States”.   Details about the scholarship, traveling in America, meeting American families and undertaking a research project …

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Architecture Education & Training

STUDENTS ATTEND PRINCE’S TRUST WORLD OF WORK DAY AT RG+P

STUDENTS ATTEND PRINCE’S TRUST WORLD OF WORK DAY AT RG+P

Students from the City of Leicester School visited multi-disciplinary design practice, rg+p last month (February 2019) as part of The Prince’s Trust Mosaic World of Work programme. Designed to give young people a greater awareness of the workplace, the Mosaic World of Work programme is a Prince’s Trust initiative which encourages businesses to open their doors to highlight their industry and the variety of careers available; with the hope of increasing understanding and inspiration. 18 …

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Construction Education & Training

From high in the sky to underground – G F Tomlinson supports firefighters with rescue training across Nottingham

From high in the sky to underground – G F Tomlinson supports firefighters with rescue training across Nottingham

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has been working in partnership with Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson, using tunnels beneath Nottingham Castle and scaling tower cranes at the University of Nottingham for rescue training. 30 firefighters from London Road, Highfields and Newark stations have undertaken the training at G F Tomlinson’s building sites so far. In tunnels beneath the Ducal Palace at Nottingham Castle, which is currently undergoing extensive works as part of the £30m …

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Education & Training

Over 5,900 employees benefit from free skills training in Greater Lincolnshire

Over 5,900 employees benefit from free skills training in Greater Lincolnshire

Over 5,900 people in Greater Lincolnshire have benefited from free skills training through a programme to support businesses in upskilling employees, raising productivity and boosting business growth. Since the £9 million Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) fund was made available last year, over 1,000 businesses have taken advantage of the opportunity for their staff to gain professional training across a range of skills and sectors. The fund is designed to specifically give businesses in …

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Construction Education & Training

Grantham pupils get a sneak peek at their brand-new school

Grantham pupils get a sneak peek at their brand-new school

Future students of Springwell Alternative Academy Grantham joined Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson on site for an exclusive look at their brand-new school building. To mark the occasion, a commemorative brick engraved with 2019 was laid by the students near the school’s main entrance.   Members of the Wellspring Academy Trust, school teachers and staff joined the children and G F Tomlinson for the behind the scenes tour and brick-laying ceremony to celebrate progress on …

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Construction Education & Training

FIRST BRICK LAID AS WORK COMMENCES ON NEW PRIMARY SCHOOL FOR CHELLASTON

FIRST BRICK LAID AS WORK COMMENCES ON NEW PRIMARY SCHOOL  FOR CHELLASTON

The first brick has been laid to mark the commencement of building works on the new Chellaston Fields Spencer Academy. The ceremony was attended by developers Persimmon Homes, project managers and cost consultants Armsons and members of the Spencer Academies Trust, including new Principal Joanna McGregor. The new school, which will be located on Riber Drive, off Swarkestone Road, will comprise of a new single storey building and a new sports pitch. When it opens …

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Architecture Construction Education & Training

Green light given for brand-new sports hall at Leicestershire’s Ratcliffe College

Green light given for brand-new sports hall at Leicestershire’s Ratcliffe College

Planning has now been granted for Ratcliffe College’s brand-new second sports hall, which will provide modern and spacious facilities for students throughout the College. The new sports hall has been designed by Midlands architecture firm Franklin Ellis Architects and is being built by Spondon-based Pure Construction, both of which worked with Ratcliffe to build the £4.5m Preparatory School in 2015. Ratcliffe College, a co-educational, day and boarding school for students aged 3 to 18, is …

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Construction Education & Training

Contractor leads the way to bridge the skills gap at Pride Park careers event

Contractor leads the way to bridge the skills gap at Pride Park careers event

Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson took part in the Business in the Community (BITC) Inspiring Futures educational event at Derby’s Pride Park this week, where young people learned about careers in the construction industry. The event, which was held in Derby for the first time this year, was attended by more than 500 students aged 13 – 17 from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire schools. At G F Tomlinson’s stand, students constructed a model bridge, where they …

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Construction Education & Training

Speaker announced for fbe East Midlands Awards 2018

Speaker announced for fbe East Midlands Awards 2018

Organisers of this year’s fbe East Midlands Awards, which recognise and reward some of the region’s best construction projects, have announced the guest speaker for the 2018 Chairman’s Awards Dinner. Maria Coulter, aka The Construction Coach, is an award-winning coach who works with SMEs and micro-businesses to help them maximise profits and stand out from their competition. A chartered quantity surveyor, whose career evolved into project management and risk management, Maria became a qualified personal …

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