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Apprenticeship Panel Survey: Have your say

The Institute for Apprenticeships & Technology Education has created a survey designed by apprentices, for apprentices. The purpose is to take a deep dive into the learner journey, looking at a range of different aspects that affect apprentices, from the content and assessment in their apprenticeship standards to their experiences while completing an apprenticeship. The survey […]

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Keep talking, keep training

Coming into an industry like ours can be tough for any young engineer, and anyone who has begun an apprenticeship and booked themselves on to training courses in the past year will have had the start of their careers interrupted. Whether you’re a school leaver just starting out or someone seeking a mid-life career change, […]

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BCIA Awards: Raising a glass to this year’s finalists

It won’t have escaped the attention of many of you that today was our originally planned date for this year’s BCIA Awards. The biggest and best awards ceremony in the controls and BEMS industry is always a spectacular event and I was particularly looking forward to delivering my first speech as BCIA President (I guess […]

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R&D Tax Credits Explained: Book now for our free webinar

Date: Tuesday 12 May Time: 12-12.30 The Government’s R&D tax credits are a lucrative and quick source of income so if your business has been involved in projects where you’ve spent money solving technical problems, you may be eligible for this funding. In the first of our informative webinars, the BCIA is delighted to welcome Adam […]

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Mental health in our industry

The lockdown period during the Coronavirus outbreak has put tremendous strain on a number of industries, including the building sector. Whether you’re an engineer for a large contractor or you are self-employed, the uncertainty over whether you have enough income to support yourself and your family will make this a very stressful time. Financial difficulties […]

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BCIA launches online training

The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) is delighted to announce the launch of online training for its full suite of training courses. The BCM01-06 training courses cover a wide range of topics which incorporate the latest technical information from the building controls sector which helps engineers, installers, and building owners to further their knowledge and […]

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Further call for engineering volunteers to support the NHS across the UK

The Royal Academy of Engineering has written to the BCIA asking for our continuing support in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. In her email, Claire Donovan, Senior Profession Relationship Manager, Royal Academy of Engineering says: “As you are aware there are a number of new medical facilities being built across the UK to treat patients with COVID-19, and […]

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Good news in difficult times

It is a real honour to write my first President’s blog. I never imagined, however, that I would be taking on this role in such challenging times. I am writing this ‘under lockdown’ due to the coronavirus outbreak and it is sad but obviously unavoidable that we have had to postpone the BCIA Awards. We […]

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