1st Action – London Plumbers in the News
1st Action London Plumbers in the News
The London office of 1st Action was in the news this week.
1st Action on BBC Working Lunch
Richard Clarke the company chairman was asked by the BBC programme Working Lunch’, on Tuesday 15 December 2009 for his opinion on the new support proposed by the government for apprenticeships.
As an employer already supporting apprenticeships he welcomed the announcement and said that the company would be reviewing its policy and perhaps being able to employ one or two additional apprentices.
He considers that despite the excellent classroom training being provided by current courses, this did not replace the absolute importance of on job training and experience.
‘We have always been concerned that young people who have been on a course and been given a qualification have been led to believe that it entitles them to the earnings of a fully qualified experienced plumber. They must learn that to be a good jobbing plumber they need a great deal of experience in problem solving on the ground. It is what we need for our customers.
Our engineers train to be plumbers, gas boiler engineers, heating engineers and install new heating boilers
He did however say that the cost involved in training an apprentice was considerably greater than £2,500 but any help was very much appreciated.
The programme showed parts of the London administration centre so take a look at some of the staff who answer your calls.