Plumbing and Heating Apprenticeship Review

SNIPEF and Skills Development Scotland have published an online survey to recieve industry views on the Modern Apprenticeship in Plumbing and Heating in Scotland. The survey askes what your real-life work tasks are and what should be in the apprenticeship to ensure the next generation of professionals are ready for the sector. The survey alsoContinue reading “Plumbing and Heating Apprenticeship Review”

New Wage Agreement

The Scottish & Northern Ireland Joint Industry Board for the Plumbing Industry (SNIPEF & UNITE) agreed the following graded rates of wages and allowances to apply from Monday 1 August 2022 and from Monday 3 July 2023. Click here to see the new agreement. COMPRESSED WORKING WEEKThe Scottish & Northern Ireland Joint Industry Board forContinue reading “New Wage Agreement”

Apprentice Furlough Leave, Shielding, Self-isolation or Temporary Lay Off Appeal

Where an apprentice has more than 6 months’ time lost as a result of being on Furlough Leave, ‘sheilding’, self-isolation or Temporary Lay Off in any year of apprenticeship, such time lost which is more than 6 months must be made up at in the year the absence occurs. Employers should contact the SNIJIB for the relevantContinue reading “Apprentice Furlough Leave, Shielding, Self-isolation or Temporary Lay Off Appeal”

Grandfather Grading

From 01 January 2021 the SNIJIB will request qualifications when renewing the Plumber, Advanced Plumber and Technician Plumber cards (either the SVQ/NVQ Level 3 Certificate or City and Guilds Certificate in plumbing). For detailed information click here If this will affect you or your employees please get in touch to to complete the survey: or 0131 524 1225