Water UK Updated Guidance – Personnel Qualifications

The latest ‘Principles of Water Supply Hygiene’ guidance from Water UK has updated the recommended qualifications for constructors and operators of water networks to minimise the risk of possible contamination of supplies.

TGN2 - DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (NEW MAINS AND SERVICES) “Laying new mains and services requires personnel to hold registration under an approved hygiene scheme and carry a v...

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Spotlight on ... Pressure Testing

Water Industry Information and Guidance Note IGN 4-01-03 Issue 2 has recently been published. This sets out the most up to date guidance for water professionals and has been prepared with the benefit of experience gained from the original note.

One of the main reasons for the refurbishment of water distribution, transmission and sewer pressure pipelines is to replace and renovate pipes with un...

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Accreditation by the Institute of Leadership and Management

We are pleased to announce that we have recently gained accreditation by the Institute of Leadership and Management allowing us to add to our apprenticeship offering. We are now approved to offer qualifications in Team Leading and Management at levels 2 and 3 respectively. This has been in response to requests from customers and enables to offer learners progression following their original appren...

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Spotlight on ... NRSWA New Roads & Streetworks

Under the New Roads and Street Works Act (1991) (NRSWA), the installation, renewal, maintenance and inspection of underground apparatus in any streets or roads must be under the control of competent people.

Your team, working, or supervising, works in the highway could be required to hold one or more of the Street Works qualifications, depending on their job. There are sixteen units of competen...

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Spotlight on ... IOSH Working Safely

Safety needs to be in-built across every organisation. One of the best ways to do this is to ensure that your teams are trained to work safely all the time.

The IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health) Working Safely course is designed to improve the safety culture within an organisation by giving individuals a good understanding of their health and safety responsibilities, and te...

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Spotlight on ... IOSH Managing Safely

Customers ask us why they should invest in safety training. The answer is ‘Why wouldn’t you?’ Deaths at work have risen this year - statistics from the Health & Safety Executive tell us that:

  • In 2013/14 136 workers were killed at work

  • The total rose to 142 in 2014/15

  • 76,000 other injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR last year

  • 1.2 million working people suffering from a ...

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Merit Skills Appoints New Sales and Marketing Apprentice

As we continue to further develop our team for the, we are delighted to announce the appointment of a Sales and Marketing Apprentice to help with the day to day use of social media email marketing around the business.

Jason is based at Merit Skills’ Peterborough Training Centre and will be working with one of the latest arrivals, Julian O’Donovan to contribute to the website as well as social m...

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Office Administration Apprentice in Peterborough (PE2)

A great opportunity to join a small but friendly team with good career prospects, whilst working towards a business administration apprenticeship. A very competitive apprenticeship salary shows the importance of this role and working in a modern environment you will be key to the smooth running of this busy office. Undertaking a wide range of office duties you must have:-

  • Exceptional attent...
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Sales and Purchasing Apprentice - Wakefield, West Yorkshire

Do you have a friendly, outgoing nature and love speaking to new people? Do you want to build a career and progress within the company? If so then we have a fantastic opportunity to join a young and dynamic organisation in an exciting fast paced sector. Working in a call centre environment you will additionally be working towards a Level 2 Business Administration qualification. On a daily basis...

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Merits Skills awarded with Achilles UVDB Verify accreditation

Merit Skills is pleased to announce that it has been awarded an Achilles UVDB Verify Category B1 accreditation.

Achilles UVDB Verify is an independent audit of an organisation’s Safety, Health, Environment, Quality (SHEQ) management systems and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

The accreditation allows us to pre-qualify as an approved supplier to the utilities sector - a process that...

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Merit Skills Wins Framework Contract With Scottish Water

Water Skills is delighted to be appointed as a supplier of technical training and assessment services by Scottish Water.

With an Area Manager already based in Scotland to lead the delivery, Water Skills will use their extensive experience as a foundation to build programmes that meet the business needs of Scottish Water and enhance the learning experience of their employees’.

Delivery will ...

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Leading the way in new Trailblazer Apprenticeships

Trailblazer Apprenticeships

The re-shaping of Apprenticeships in England following the publication of the Richard Review, is well under way. The first waves of ‘Trailblazer’ Apprenticeships, based on a published Occupational Standard, are equivalent to level 3 and aligned to Engineering Technician registration requirements. Completion of the transition from the existing to the new model is exp...

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