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Government approves apprenticeship standards

New standards which future apprentices in the pipefitting trades will be expected to achieve by the end of their training have gained ministerial approval.

The standards, which were developed by a group of employers brought together under the backing of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES), have been the subject of extensive industry consultation, and were submitted to the Apprenticeship Unit of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) last month.

Formal notification that the submission had been officially approved came from BIS minister of state Nick Boles and the Department for Education at National Apprenticeship Week.

“By giving employers the power to design and deliver high-quality apprenticeships, we can provide young people with the skills our economy vitally needs,” Mr Boles said.

The approved standards cover building services engineering crafts persons and building services engineering installers. 

Similar exercises will begin shortly in respect of apprenticeships in the ductwork, service and facilities, ventilation hygiene and other relevant fields.

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