Here at the GB-CT centre, we are excited to start the new year and implement some fresh ideas and processes. Even though we had a 100% pass rate in 2017, we are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve our programmes.
Our team have been working hard over the break to grow the home study side of our training and make our NZ electrical study-material book, the book to have. This book was designed to help give students a wealth of information about the requirements and regulations needed to work down-under. The changes we have made, will help build your confidence prior to attending the refresher and assessments.
If 2018 is your year to make a move down-under (Australia or New Zealand), get in contact with us so we can have a chat.
Until next month! - Michael and the GBCT team
New Year, New Zealand?
Great Britain Construction Training are the only place in the UK where you can become a licensed and registered Electrician before you arrive in New Zealand.
We will assist you in gaining the NZ Electrician Registration and Licence, as well as preparing you for work in New Zealand before you leave the UK. We facilitate the required steps taking the stress and inconvenience out of this timely process, avoiding you weeks of potential complications.
You don’t have to be an electrician to do a Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) course. Absolutely anyone can PAT test. There’s no electrical background required; provided you can prove that you have a recognised certificate which states you can test electrical appliances for safety, you’re eligible to carry out PAT testing yourself.
At GB Construction Training, we’re able to help professionals from all over the country to gain the PAT testing qualification they need.
We offer several different PAT testing training courses, available at our London training centre. All courses are taught by a time-served, professional tutor who will teach you everything you need to know to become a qualified PAT tester.
Time flies, half the year is over already. So what is happening at the GB Construction Training Centre? Over the past months we have been extremely busy, from the delivering the New Zealand Electrical Licensing Programme, Australian Offshore Technical Skills Record assessments, and ECS testing.
The end of June saw us with one of our biggest group of students coming through the doors to make the move to New Zealand and with the examination just completed the feedback that was received is positive.
The reason behind the positive feedback is due to the way we deliver the study content, with our new study guide book and online content. Our method allows a better interaction with the people on the course, with the questions, answers and videos we provide.
In the coming weeks we plan to launch more UK based training and certification. The latest course that we will be offering is the City and Guilds 2377 In-service Portable Appliance Testing (read more below), so please keep an eye on our website and facebook page for further details.
New Zealand's Calling all Electricians!
Great Britain Construction Training are the only place in the UK where you can become licensed and registered before you arrive in New Zealand.
We can assist you in gaining the NZ Electrician Registration and Licence, as well as preparing you for work in New Zealand before you leave the UK. We facilitate the required steps taking the stress and inconvenience out of this timely process, avoiding you weeks of potential complications. Here’s how you can take the fast track to work in New Zealand!
View a comprehensive list of items and services included in this Start Up Pack.
Introducing PAT Testing
GB Construction Training bringing the City & Guilds PAT (Portable Appliance Training) Testing to our Isleworth training centre.
Given that every commercial electrical appliance requires PAT testing, the courses will be a very useful qualification and addition to the skill-set of any practicing electrical professional. Undergoing PAT testing training will prove invaluable. Contact us to register your interest in our upcoming PAT testing courses and exams.
One in three Great Britain construction firms employ migrant workers, citing skills and availability as top reasons
The large-scale, GB-wide research, by CITB, IFF Research and the Institute of Employment Research at Warwick University, is the first to bring together the views of construction firms, employment agencies and migrant workers. Researchers conducted over 600 interviews to provide a detailed and up-to-date picture of the role migrant workers play in the construction industry.
Half of London construction firms heavily reliant on migrant workers.
2 in 5 employment agencies expect staff shortages due to Brexit.
Half of firms with migrant labour expect impact from potential migrant caps. Key concern is retaining existing migrant workforce.
The research found that three-quarters of migrant workers surveyed expect to be working in the UK in 12 months’ time, with only 1 in 20 expecting to move abroad, and over half expecting to work in the UK until retirement.
Over a third of employers who employ staff from outside the UK say they do so because there are not enough skilled applicants from the UK, rather than for cheaper labour. The issue is magnified in London where one in two employers say they are ‘very dependent’ on migrant workers.
'Environmental' joins H&S Assessment name
In the future if you see reference to the ECS 'Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment' - don't worry, it's the same Health & Safety Assessment that has been operated by the ECS for years.
By taking a simple step to include this in the name, it's clearer to see that environmental issues have been taken into consideration.
So wherever you see reference to Health, Safety & Environmental, this is the same assessment as previously, with the same revision book and exemptions.
If you have any queries regarding our assessments or need assistance please email us firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us via our website.