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Practitioner research

Labour Market Studies Research Report - Plumbing (May 2010) by Alexandra Swainston

This labour market study was completed as part of Alexandra's Careers Guidance & Development Diploma undertaken at the University of the West of Scotland. Her research question was: Within this current labour market, what are the opportunities in Darlington for school leavers interested in plumbing and is the local LMI on this sector sufficient for informing quality information, advice and guidance?

Summitskills reports and publications

In focus. Key issues affecting the building services engineering sector in (2006):

 

Useful websites

SummitSkills - SummitSkills is the Sector Skills Council which represents the building services engineering sector, including: electrotechnical; heating and ventilating; air conditioning and refrigeration; and plumbing industries.

Good day for your career - Website set up by Summitskills Sector Skills Council for those interested in the sector it includes information on the building services engineering and the environment and a short film, together a range of occupational information.

BPEC - BPEC is the recognised training organisation for the plumbing and heating industry and some information on the sector.

Building Engineering Services Training (BEST) - This website aimed at apprentices and employers contains a lot of information on the industry, recognised qualifications together with a list of useful links.

 

Careers websites

 

Electrotechnical

Further information about Electrotechnical careers from Summitskills is available. The following organisations are associated with the Electrotechnical industry:

  • The Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) represents electrical, electronic, installation engineering and building services companies
  • The Joint Industry Board (JIB) for the Electrical Contracting Industry regulates the relations between employers and employees engaged in the industry

Plumbing

Further information about Plumbing careers from Summitskills is available. The following organisations are associated with the Plumbing industry:

Heating and Ventilating

Further information about Heating and Ventilating careers from Summitskills is available. The following organisations are associated with the Heating and Ventilating industry:

Air conditioning and Refrigeration

Further information about Air Conditioning and Refrigeration careers from Summitskills is available. The following organisations are associated with the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration industry: