Skills Partnership established to fulfill industry needs

Published:  07 March, 2017

The Plumbing and Heating Skills Partnership (PHSP) has been created to take over responsibility for the skills needs of the industry, in view of the imminent closure of SummitSkills.

Established by plumbing industry organisations APHC, BPEC and SNIPEF, this new Skills Partnership will have a UK focus and be led by employers from the plumbing and heating industry. It will ; and will take over responsibility for the skills needs of the industry as from 01 April 2017. The PHSP will work closely with other industry and government organisations that have a keen interest in skills to help meet the needs of our industry.

Andrew Beaumont, chairman of the APHC said: "We are very much looking forward to the plumbing and heating industry taking full responsibility for meeting the education and training needs of those who work in the industry."

George Thomson, chairman of BPEC, reiterated this and added: "We see the new Skills Partnership as a unique opportunity for employers to be at the very heart of identifying and meeting the skills needs in a complex and rapidly changing world."

Brian Warrender, president of SNIPEF, concluded: "We believe the PHSP represents an exciting new era for the plumbing and heating industry and we are very much looking forward to the challenges ahead."

The APHC, BPEC and SNIPEF on behalf of the plumbing industry would like to thank the staff at SummitSkills for leading on the development of the building services engineering sectors standards, qualifications and apprenticeships over many years.

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