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Apprenticeships -

As we face new restrictions as a result of the growing number of Omicron cases, we thought it would be a good idea to update you on how Universal Skills are continuing to learn and adapt our training for apprentice groups in this unprecedented era.

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EV Charging -

The UK is in the midst of an electric vehicle revolution with the prime minister announcing that from 2022 all new build properties, including residential housing, office blocks and commercial spaces will require EV charge points to be installed as standard. Such action has been welcomed by climate activists and goes a step further in helping the country achieve its promise of reducing the number of diesel and petrol vehicles on Britain's roads. But what does this all mean for the electrical and power industry? 

 

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In the first episode of 'The Future Skills Podcast', centre Manager Dan Taylor is joined by founder and Director Danny Coleman. They discuss Danny's journey, which saw his experiences as a plasterer turned teacher, shape the way he saw the training world and ultimately lead to what Universal Skills Group is today.

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Gas -

Conducting a tightness test on gas pipework is essential as part of general health and safety when working with gas appliances. 

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Gas -

How to correctly identify incomplete combustion. As a qualified Gas/Dual fuel engineer or an engineer in training, identifying incomplete combustion forms an important part of your role. It is vital you know how to correctly identify the signs, understand why it is happening and the next steps you should take to ensure the problem is safely resolved. The signs of incomplete combustion on a cooker. When checking appliances it is essential to check the flame on each ring and the oven (if applicable). A flame which is operating properly will have a nice 'crisp' blue flame with zero signs on...

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