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GB MET wins funding bid for Electric Vehicle Project

In response to the climate and biodiversity emergencies, a consortium of Sussex colleges, through FE Sussex, won a successful bid to secure a £6 million Government Skills Accelerator Development Grant to fund five different schemes for a greener future. 

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College is leading the Electric Vehicle Project to establish five electric and hybrid vehicle training centres at Shoreham, Chichester, Crawley, Eastbourne and Hastings, with partner colleges Chichester College Group and East Sussex College Group. In addition, a Land Based Electric Vehicle Centre will be established at Plumpton College.

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Esholt Hall redevelopment provides ‘real world experience’ for Bradford students

Yorkshire Water has joined forces with Bradford College to provide an opportunity for joinery students to gain experience working on grade II listed Esholt Hall.

The building is undergoing a major redevelopment as part of Yorkshire Water’s aim to create a flagship Centre of Excellence for learning and wellbeing.

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Aarsleff Ground Engineering invests in new plant workshop and training centre

Aarsleff Ground Engineering have upgraded and expanded their Newark plant premises which accommodates the company’s extensive fleet of rigs, fabrication shop, training facility, machinery, and equipment available to hire. Despite challenging and uncertainty during the pandemic, Aarsleff Ground Engineering has remained highly active resulting in the decision to upgrade their premises. 

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CHAS launches free legal helpline

CHAS, the supply chain risk management expert, has joined with Irwin Mitchell, one of the UK’s largest law firms, to provide members with free legal advice via a 24/7 legal helpline. 

CHAS members can use the helpline to access advice on all areas of business law, including breach of contract, property law, employment law and intellectual property, along with other legal issues. The service is operated by a team of UK-based professionals who offer straightforward, actionable advice, free from legal jargon.

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The importance of servicing & maintaining heater systems for welfare units

All construction sites are required to provide a suitable welfare unit by law - usually in the form of a temporary portable building. In fact, they are so important, their location on site and the regular maintenance schedule must be considered at the planning and preparation stages of every construction project before any construction work even commences. 

The UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states that, at a minimum, welfare units should provide construction workers with adequate toilet and washing facilities, a place to warm up and eat food or rest, and somewhere to store clothing.

Read more: The importance of servicing & maintaining heater systems for welfare units