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Engineers in the making – Primary Engineer STEM event a resounding success

On the final day of Plantworx Construction Exhibition, (13thJune East of England Arena, Peterborough), nine Primary schools from the local Peterborough area took part in the Primary Engineer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) challenge – hosted by Plantworx and supported by the CEA (Construction Equipment Association), and local business, Perkins Engines. …

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Fully funded NVQs now available from ITS.

Integrated Training Solutions (ITS), part of the AFI group of companies has announced new fully funded NVQs starting on April 1st. ITS have announced a new 3 year funding cycle, meaning they can provide full funding for Level 2 NVQs in Plant Operations and Construction related trades, providing the eligibility …

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Tiltrotator test drives booking now

Excavator owner-operators no longer have to travel to trial tiltrotator-equipped diggers with Engcon’s new service. Tiltrotators are excavator attachments that resemble hydraulic wrists, allowing greater range of movement than unequipped diggers, quicker attachment changes and more complex digging tasks.  The concept, which is new to the UK but virtually standard …

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The Practicalities of Upskilling

With the industry skills gap still widening many companies are looking to find a suitable and sustainable solution to the skills shortfall, says Philip Burgess of the Construction Equipment Association’s Skills Advisory Panel.               As we know, the extent of the skills gap is …

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