Monthly Archives: July 2014

Apprenticeships and Professional Recognition

The CIPHE is undertaking some research into professional recognition and Apprenticeships and we would value your input for the following survey. The Research Stakeholder Group is exploring how the present apprenticeship system for the plumbing and heating sector is currently working. It also wishes to identify support amongst micro SMEs for professional recognition, such as […]

Working in this heat is not good

Wednesday 16th April First day to start work, plenty of driving around sorting out materials and meeting builder Stafford, who is helping us. All locals are excited about the work which is going to start. Several are helping with the donkey work, digging out the holes for the footings once George and I have marked […]

One earthquake last night

Tuesday 15th April Good nights sleep of 5 hours and all ready to go! We had to stay in the bottom bunks because it was safer. We thought we heard rain during the night however, it was the volcano rumbling! One earthquake last night, 4.2 but didn’t feel a thing! Travelling to Bluefields, only 10 hours in […]

Hopefully all baggage will be there

Sunday 13th April The journey begins. Apprehensive as earthquakes have been happening but just done the hardest thing and said goodbye to Bridget. Next stop Heathrow and a well-deserved pint with George. Monday 14th April Up early, 4.45am for flight at 8.30am. George and I very keen to get going, both OCD. Taxi late, not […]

Jack and Ben excel at SkillPLUMB

The latest heats of SkillPLUMB 2014 have concluded with top skills on display all round, with Jack Sturdy in the English Midlands and Benjamin Cooke in North of England both taking first spots in their respective competitions. Jack, a student at South & City Birmingham College was named the winner over nine other competitors at […]