Excellent centre and staff – Customer reviews

Mr James W.
John was fantastic. He took us through the material in a well constructed mannor.

Mr Clemence M.
good to allstaff

Mr Philip S.
very good tutor, good result in my exam. excellent experience

Mr Steven G.
great week cant wait for level 3

Mr Leon C.
another enjoyable week with err

Mr Nyasha M.
JOHN IS A VERY PROFESSIONAL TUTOR WHO IS VERY GOOD AT THE JOB. VERY HELPFUL.TOPMAN

Mr Paul W.
Absolutely enjoyed my experience and knowledge gained from week 5,big thank you to John Ryan for first class tuition and support throughout in order to complete and pass my level 2.
Thanks also to all centre staff for their friendly support too.

Mr Jonathan B.
Great Steve was great and very knowledgeable.

Mr Darryl T.
thankyou Stephen a great week thanks again to stephen

Mr Rudi M.
very good thanks

Mr Aidan O.
very knowleadgeable tutor,very helpful.

Mr Godfred M.
Very good atmosphere and supportive tuition.

Mr Emeka O.
NICE EXPERIENCE FOR ME

Mr Valentine D.
had a great week lernt loads with martin very good tutor

Mr John A.
Great week, Staff friendly and helpful

Mr Nathan W.
very pleased with the way this week has gone

Mr Colin S.
I can not praise mike and Joanne enough they have been brilliant in my weeks attending the centres very helpful and happy to answer questions you may have.

Mr Robert W.
has usual an excellent service and excellent tuition.

Mr Usman K.
Mike helped always and being kind whenever asked questions and needed help.

Mr Samuel F.
Centre is always great to come.
nice workshop and staff were very knowledgeable.

Mr Erkan N.
very healpful

Mr Rangarirai K.
EXCEELENT TEAM ESPECIALLY PAUL HE HELPS AND GOOD WORKMANSHIP

Mr Gheorghe C.
nice and clean,worm enough training centre.comfortable to spend the week here.looking forward to the next week

Mr Dayron D.
VERY HAPPY WITH EVERYTHING

Mr Shiran S.
I would like to thanks for Dave providing the best presentation and notes regarding testing week 9 its quite helpful, also generally quite friendly and nice assessor. willing to answer all the question I asked that gives good knowledge. also like to thanks Gary to be helpful and willingness to help anytime

Mr Ivan I.
I am Happy.
Thanks for everything.

Mr Nicholas M.
John as always was excellent. Explaining the requirements for the week

Mr Liam B.
I have enjoyed my time here at chandlers ford centre very much and all the staff and tutors that I have had have been fantastic and very helpful. a special thanks to john knox who has helped me so much.

Mr Peter G.
Excellent centre and staff.

Mr Sean R.
Tanya was so helpful and professional.

Mr Elliott L.
Overall I was very happy with the overall appearance and general attitude of the staff to help me complete my level of competency to a proficient level.

Mr Wayne S.
steve seems very knowledgeable and is always there to help enjoying the course so far

Mr Daniel H.
Very happy with the centre and the staff.
Steve was very patient with me on pipe bending when mistakes were made. He helped me understand where I went wrong and then aloud me to correct myself.

Mr Joshua D.
overall I am very happy with my experience. staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. I am looking forward to come back

The practical training provided to a high standard – Customer reviews

Mr Warren M,

another great week with tutor Vincent. also thank you Antony for your support and time.


 

Mr Connor B.

happy with how the last 2 weeks have gone I have learnt more in the last to weeks with vince then I have reading my assessment’s at home.


Mr Jermal H.

staff and instructor very helpful and knowledgeable really enjoyed the practical training


 

Mr Nicolae Z.

WELL ORGANISED.


Mr George R.

John Ryan has been fantastic for all of my previous weeks, and the interaction we have had with him this week has also been brilliant.


Mr Craig B.

many thanks to both gary and mark


Mr Alfred E.

very happy with the teacher


Mrs Joanne H.

enjoying it, as always.


Mr Darren K.

Mike was friendly and explained things so it was easy to understand


Mr Christopher L.

GREAT TRAINING CENTRE. FANTASTIC TUTOURS.


Mr Sean B.

The staff and college were excellent giving outstanding feedback and guidance that helped me though the week. The revision paperwork was easy to use and understand. this was a great satisfying week that has allowed me to gain in confidence when carrying out plumbing.


Mr Michael L.

I enjoyed every bit off my training

Thank you to all the staff


Mr Paul C.

Really enjoyed having Jo as a tutor, knows when to have a laugh and knows when to work.


Mr Bryan W.

joannne was great as normal so mike they have been very helpful and understanding throw my fist few weeks were I found it hard and made it a very enjoyable course for me


Mr Gary B.

STAY AWESOME


Mr Nathan S.

super 2 weeks learning. martin fantastic as ever


Mr Nathan R.

superb


Mr Thomas L.

Enjoyed the week and feel like I have progressed well and learnt a lot


Mr Karl F.

wonderful again thank you


Mr Zakerin C.

IMPRESSIVE, FAVOULUS


Mr Yousef K.

very friendly atmosphere got a lot of training done in just two weeks overall excellent training workshop.


Mr John O.

every one has been friendly and helpful within the centre for me to progress to what I need to do too move forward


Mr Courtney T.

The time I spend at the training centre was time well spent.


Mr Asen H.

Thanks to the whole team


Mr Kennedy M.

EVERY THING WAS EXCELLENT


Mr Haffitte O.

The practical training was provided to a high standard.


Mr Joshua B.

A fantastic week, reallyu helped me to understand the basics. Cannot wait to come back and learn more.


Mr Joseph O.

WOW THE WEEK MADE ME REALLY REALISE THAT I want to be a electrician and continue to educate my self, Bob(tutor) is a banger, always happy to help and managed his time with all the students well. Bob, Gary and Dave great tutors, wish id done this sooner.


Mr Philip M.

Pete was a great help this week.


Mr Harley H.

steve the tutor was amzing an helped me when I was struggling with things alwase had time for every one even when there was a full class. very patient and understanding was very happy to have him as my tutor he went that extra mile to explain things I could not get an could show me many different ways to get around the problems I faced over all bril bloke and max was very helpful when I needed it to.

Excellent weeks here at the Featherstone Centre – Customer reviews

Mr Neil C.
STEVE AND MAX HAVE BEEN EXCELLENT WHEN IT COMES TO THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL OF WELDING SUPERB TEAM HERE AT ERR

Mr George H.
Had a great week, really enjoyed it.

Mr Nathan D.
massive thanks to martin and steve for all the help and advice

Mr Jonathan W.
excellent

Mr Matthew C.
Once again, Martin was an excellent help throughout the week. Brilliant tutor.

Mr Alexander A.
Martin was excellent, very happy

Mr Anthony W.
very good week enjoyed it

Mr Steven O.
Martin was brilliant as always, excellent knowledge and a great teacher. Everyone at the centre has been friendly, even other tutors, staff and students.
Always a pleasure to come to the centre.

Mr Conor T.
martin is an excellent teacher and an even better mentor. when things don’t go right he gives you the confidence to get back up and try again.

Mr Altaf A.
excellent thank you!!!!

Mr David R.
Jo was really good. Explained things well. Helped us on revision areas where we struggled as a group. Pushed me to be more bang on with measurements. Fun and enjoyable week

Mr Francesco S.
Excellent weeks here at the Featherstone Centre. All well recommended. Very enjoyable team and very well trained staff.

Mr Lee F.
brilliant teacher very friendly and always upbeat which is what we need during hard areas of exam

Mr Mark R.
Steve Baxter as always is a brilliant tutor, he is very thorough and knowledgeable and makes sure you understand why and how things work/operate in depth. Steve is a real asset to ERR and this week has been thoroughly enjoyable and have learnt a huge amount . A real pleasure to be around and makes learning enjoyable and fun.

Mr Anish S.
Garry as always really good in explaining stuff and clearing my doubts in good manner….:) Sam with always smiling attitude is awesome….:) Thank you for the wonderful week…:)

Mr Ilgar T.
good service,thank you

Another enjoyable and informative week – Customer reviews

Mr Alfred E.
I am very pleased with my experience in the Centre during the training

Mr Reza A.
fantastic week I have learn a out in this week jo was fantastic in
course

Mr Mark R.
Paul Agnew as always was a real pleasure to have as a tutor , he is
very informative and knowledgeable and very helpful , I thoroughly
enjoyed my week and Paul is a real asset to ERR Watford for sure.

Mr Velizar L.
GOOD KNOWEGE AND TRAINING

Mr Thomas C.
very good week enjoyed and learnt lots

Mr John H.
Quality training centre

Mr Mohammed K.
thank you for everything it was perfect

Mr Gary T.
Dave was great!
Thank you so much for your BRILLIANT instruction!
:)

Mr Eduard G.
Great week as usual

Mr Petr Z.
Very happy and confident with this course. Thank you. Great job.
Well done.

Mr Jake K.
thank you very much and see you next time.

Mr Shamildutt C.
Tutor is really good

Mr Shkelqim L.
Thanks John for all the teaching this weekend.

Mr Borislav B.
I LIKED MY STAY IN THE CENTER AND IAM GRATEFUL THAT I LEARNED A LOT
FROM YOU

Mr Andrew C.
Peter was friendly and knowledgeable, centre staff able and willing to
help with any issues arisen.

Mr Mitchel G.
very good

Mr Nikolai L.
Everything was nice and enjoyable

Mr Aldrin F.
every thing was good an well trained by the tutor.He was great at
teaching an helping me..

Mr George L.
John is a great guy.makes u feel relaxed and explains everything step
by step.

Mr Bogdan V.
Always a pleasure to do the practical training at this centre.

Mr Sergiu T.
GREAT TRAINING CENTER AS ALWAYS GOOD TEACHER

Mr Stephane Z.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH I DID HAVE A GREAT WEEK SEE YOU SOON STEPHANE

Mr Justin W.
I cannot praise John Knox for all his knowledge and help for exam
preparation this week enough….

Mr Andrew H.
very happy managed to get 203 plus the big one 2382 passed

Mr Perry W.
once again great help and information given

Mr Colin B.
very knowledgeable and friendly centre staff and in particular the
tutor.

Mr Ben W.
Paul has been a fantastic tutor throughout. very knowledgeable.

Mr Gary R.
another enjoyable and informative week

Mr Louis C.
paul was very helpful with helping understanding things in the correct
way.

Mr Maciej N.
EVERYTHINK PERFECT HAPPY FROM STAFF ANE REST OF THANKS

Mr Liam I.
OVERALL GOOD EXPERIANCE

Mr Muhammad A.
AM VERY HAPPY TO COME FOR PRACTICAL WEEKS

Traders driven bananas by thieves who peel their vans

Almost 25,000 people have signed a petition demanding the Government gives the police the tools they need to halt a crime ‘craze’ which trades people say is putting their livelihoods  under threat.

Thieves are using a trick to peel thousands of locked van doors ‘like bananas’.The gangs are using  simple brute force to break in to builders’ vans and steal the tools of their trade.

The technique is simple – the thieves grab the top of the van’s back or side doors and use    their knees to apply pressure. They then pull the doors open from the top ‘like tins of sardines’.

Lee Watts, from West Bromwich, who started the petition after becoming  a victim of van peelers, said: “Our Government must look strongly into the growing problem of tool theft from vans and must impose much tougher penalties on those convicted of these crimes. Not only that but I will also be looking for our Government to put stricter guidelines and laws in place for selling second hand tools.”

Lee, aged  43, said: “We have got a major problem and it is crippling people. Thieves are targetting work vans and peeling doors off. They are stealing tools and damaging livelihoods. It is affecting families as well. These people are committing crimes.”

The tradesman, who runs Koncept Interiors, said he is determined to get a ‘strong petition’ together.

He said: “I have been targeted myself and had tools stolen, I know how difficult that is to recover from for a business.

“We just don’t get enough help, I don’t blame the police, I think the courts need to take more action and give out stronger sentences to these people.

“These aren’t petty crimes, this is a big thing and these thefts are organised in groups.

“I am going to get a strong petition together and at the very least raise awareness of how serious this problem is.”

It is an increasing problem for all tradesmen and women. It takes years and a expense to build up a tool kit and a van.

Lee said: “More and more people are being affected by this crime and it needs to be stopped. I want this petition to reach Parliament to demand new laws that impose a minimum two year sentence on those convicted of vandalising vans and stealing tools. Also, we need a system that ensures any victim will be reimbursed for their loss in full immediately to enable that person to carry on working.”

Other campaigners Spencer Hargrave and Paul Butterfield, who run a building firm, said the crime has increased in the UK this year.

They estimate five such crimes are taking place each day – with thousands of pounds worth of tools stolen.

Spencer, aged 38, from Leeds, said police call the trick ‘peek and seek’.

“People have described it as like peeling a banana or opening a tin of sardines,” he said.

It means they can go round without any tools to break into vans so if they get caught they can’t get done for being equipped.”

He said the best way to stop the weakness in the doors is to add extra locks or reverse so the doors aren’t on show.

Landscaper Adam Smith, 41, from Lincoln, estimates the total cost of the thefts has reached almost £578,000.

Adam said he had made manufacturers aware of the problem: “It is an epidemic of massive proportions and most tradesmen have been affected.

“It is a huge problem in our industry.”

Lee’s petition states: “Our Government must look strongly into the growing problem of tool theft from vans and must impose much tougher penalties on those convicted of these crimes.

“Not only that but I will also be looking for our Government to put stricter guidelines and laws in place for selling second hand tools.”
https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/tougher-sentences-on-tool-theft

 

Keep up the good work – Customer reviews

Mr Neville M.

The course is brilliant and learned loads new ways of welding with the help of a brilliant instructor.


Mr Joshua D.

Tutor knowelge was to a very high standard


Mr Gabriel S.

great place


 

Mr Thomas S.

Good weekend with lots of time on the practicals, in good facilities.


Mr Michael K.

Had a good experience and John has a great understanding of the subject which he teaches very well.


Mr Andrei G.

the tutor is a great guy with a lot of experience lovely place


Mr Andy L.

found John vaer helpful during practical tasks


Mr Inderjeet S.

Excellent


Mr David B.

Gary and Vince both great tutors very knowledgeable, Keep up the good work.


Mr Stephen B.

Great experience!


Mr Hassan A.

Great week gary helped to understand many of the problems I faced and helped with the many questions I had.


Mr Richard C.

Excellent as always!


Mr Max D.

very pleased – centre well organised and john’s a very good tutor.


Mr Baljit S.

WELL EVERYTHINGH FINE GREAT


Mr Daniel C.

Justin was very knowlegable and helpful. very patient and happy to help.

best tutor so far


Mr Adam C.

definitely the best tutor I have had out of the 3 explained things a lot better


Mr Lorcan M.

very good learning experience. The staff are very helpful and friendly


Mrs Joanne H.

Very happy. Enjoy coming here a lot.


Mr Colin S.

Again another brilliant week. Martin is a excellent tutor always willing to help and very friendly. Cant wait for my final week. Thanks to everyone at the centre.


Mr Christopher F.

EVERYTHING WAS EXCELLENT.


Mr Altaf A.

everything was excellent


Mr Christopher G.

The weeks activities where educational and I enjoyed the extra work given. The tutors have been great as always.


Mr Mark B.

great tutor and very knowledgeable. Always there to help no matter how how big or small.


Mr Pawel M.

I spend really good week in centre


Mr Kyle E.

Fantastic, helpful and knowledgeable tutors.


Mr Janos T.

All the staff is GREAT.

Thank you.


Mr Jack C.

good weekend happy with progress


Mr George T.

Steve and Max are great tutors and are always willing to help.


Mr Robert H.

great week

Highly recommended! – Customer reviews

Mr Yihenew A.
THE STAFF WERE FRIENDLY AND TRAINING WAS CONDUCTED PROFESSIONALLY.


 

Mr Mark H.
Training has been good and I feel happy leaving each day having completed practical assessments. I am not the most practical of people compared to others in the group with trade/on site experience, but am a lot better than when I first started and can see progress. Chris can sometimes see this when he comes in the workshop and shows me vital tips to save me a lot of time as well as show me the correct way to use certain tools which has been highly appreciated.


 

Mr Peter O.
I appreciate the training and trainer every thing was ok.


 

Mr Perry W.
I have learnt so much and happy with the progression of my work thanks to the tutor


 

Mr Benjamin C.
I am more of a practical learner and the Tutor has been very helpful giving me the time in the workshop to ensure I have been able to learn


 

Mr Adrian H.
the tutor is very helpful and has patients. my English is not very good and he ensures that I understand everything.


 

Mr Jamie T.
very happy


 

Mr Valentine D.
had a very good week learnt loads Steve was very helpfull


 

Mr Allistair H.
Couldn’t have been as successful with all 4 exams and practical work without Steve`s guidance


 

Mr Robert T.
joe was very helpful and very knowledgeable kind and fendly


 

Mr James L.
Joanne is a excellent teach really good and easy to understand also friendly. good week thankyou


 

Mr Slawomir D.
the practical training so far is going exellent


 

Mr Brian M.
Learned quiet well new skills, keep up the good work


 

Mr Oliver B.
Looking forward to carrying on


 

Mr Edmond M.
Tutor is very good at teaching welding. If you having any problem he will help you correct it and learn how to do it.


 

Mr Stefan B.
I AM VERY PLEASED BECOUSE I FINNISHID THE 5 AND 6WEEK OF PRACTICAL TRAINING AT ERR WATFORD.ALSO IN HAPPY BECOUSE MY TEACHER WAYNE DAVIES THOUGHT ME LOADS OF NEW THINGS THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND I HOPE TO CAME BACK HERE AGAIN FOR THE 7 AND 8 WECKS OF PRACTICAL TRAINING.


 

Mr Johnson C.
The centre staff were welcoming.
my tutor Bob Reddick is excellent and very knowledgeable and has individual approach, great advice , positive attitude and always ready to help.
highly recommended.


 

Mr Samuel M.
I am happy


 

Miss Taylor-Ann C.
good tutor.


 

Mr Daniel F.
John was very helpful and was there to answer questions when needed.


 

Mr Faruku N.
John is so helpful ,and he gives attention to whomever approaches him for help.


 

Mr Peter G,
Excellent centre and staff.

Construction Skills Network Forecast 2018 – 2000

construction

Estimated number of trade’s workers needed between 2018 to 2022:

Wood trades and interior fit-out: 520,580

Electrical trades and installation: 380,000

Plumbing and HVAC Trades: 329,530

Plasterers: 103,850

 

  • Industry must collaborate on a range of skills and recruitment challenges.
  • UK construction needs to boost apprenticeships and work placements.
  • Turning to the challenges posed by Brexit, industry must refresh its approach to training, focusing on recruiting a UKbased workforce.
  • Housing remains an industry priority. In last November’s budget the Chancellor pledged to increase the annual rate of housing building from 217,000 to 300,000. This report shows that housing output, both public and private, will expand at a reasonably robust rate to 2022.
  • Encouragingly, growth looks more balanced and, vitally, sustainable. This year, although it’s still set to grow faster than other sectors, we are expecting the housing sector to make greater contribution.

ON THE JOB – Higher than the national average

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These are the jobs you need if you want to earn a salary higher than the national average.

You’re likely to be better off to the tune of £2,000 with these highly-skilled roles By Carl Stroud 12th February 2018, 9:35 am Updated: 12th February 2018, 11:52 am TRAINEE plumbers, electricians and bricklayers can expect to earn well above the national average when they are qualified, according to a new study. They will benefit to the tune of £2,000 a year by 2022, research by Screwfix found. Tradespeople including bricklayers can expect to earn well above the national average when they’re qualified.

The DIY chain predicted that the highest earners will be plumbers and electricians, with pay set to reach £31,000.

The average annual salary of a tradesperson will be over £27,500 by 2022, said the report, while the average UK salary is expeted to rise to £25,009.

Graham Bell, chief executive of Screwfix, said: “The research supports our belief that a trade apprenticeship is a strong career choice for young people in this country. “Apprenticeships lead to careers in highly skilled jobs, which are in high demand and therefore attract a healthy, competitive salary.

The average annual salary of a tradesperson is set to be over £27,500 by 2022, according to a new report “For young people starting out they offer a great career choice without the burden of large debts from university fees.” It comes after it was revealed one London plumber earns an astonishing £210,000 a year.

Stephen Fry, 34, lives in millionaires’ playground Kensington, West London, and takes luxury holidays to the Maldives through unblocking toilets and fixing leaky taps.

He told the Mail on Sunday: “Every day is fun. You can go to a place where some woman has water gushing through the ceilings and is crying, so it’s a nice feeling when you stop the water and make her happy.

“I can’t really see myself stopping any time soon, to be honest. I enjoy my work.”

“I’m a worker. I’ll be working till I drop, I think.”

“On a Friday night, when people ask if I want to go for a beer, I am shattered.”

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/5556084/jobs-salary-higher-national-average/

I enjoyed every bit of my training – Customer review

Mr Valentine K.
thank you for helping me to start new carier


 

Mr William C.
Paul brock is a great person to learn from. he is very good at working at each persons individuels pace.Creating a good learning environment. Well one Paul.


 

Mr Aidan O.
enjoyable week martin made it easy to understand the workload that was needed at a steady pace.


 

Mr Michael J.
good lecturer . cant wait for week 8


 

Mr Richmond K.
I enjoyed every bit of my training. Martin and centre staff were extremely helpful


 

Mr Jack P.
Enjoyed the week. Could possibly have a couple of sofas in the break out area.


 

Mr Stelian S.
very pleased again with this training centre and with the people working here and because of their professionalism and their level of preparation I was successfully on passing all exams that I had this week.

many thanks to you all and see you on week 5


 

Mr Yaser M.
week 4 was a good week and all the staff have been very helpful. Gary has been a very good trainer helpful with all students. the training centre is fine and provide all you need.


 

Mr Jordan M.
Gary Bailey and the front desk team, have all been extremely helpful and supportive throughout the week


 

Mr Hamish B.
john had an excellent knowledge and experience


 

Mrs Samantha B.
THE EXPERIENCE AT THIS CENTRE WAS FANTASTIC.


 

Mr William S.
Vince is a great tutor and enjoyed he’s training very helpful when I didn’t understand some things.


 

Mr Magdi B.
glad to have Vince as my tutor again he is the best, his way of teaching is different and very interesting and he has got a lot of knowledge. always nice to learn and have a laugh at the same time.


 

Mr Lyuben G.
Vince is top teacher. Explain everything in detail and making sure we know what we do. Helpful and giving us all information we need.


 

Mr Jonathan W.
Jo was excellent


 

Mr Scott K.
Steve has a fantastic way of teacher and cant fault him for that.


 

Mr Alex W.
The centre is well equipped and the facilities very good.
The staff are very friendly and make you feel welcome.


 

Mr Luke A.
A good environment to learn and great facilities.


 

Miss Emily G.
Staff and workshop facilities excellent.


 

Mr Dikani H.
I FIND THE CENTRE WELL ORGANISED AND COOL STUFF


 

Mr Corey C.
Teaching was informative, welding bays and equipment are good for training in real world scenarios.


 

Mr Patrick T.
excellent tutor


 

Mr Joseph B.
both tutors john and pete were excellent and helped with anything you were stuck on


 

Mr Kris M.
as usual the information given by john was easy to digest and understand.


 

Mr Jack B.
Brilliant tutor, looking forward to coming back for week 3


 

Mr George T.
Steve has an extensive background knowledge on the subject which helps with the learning, and himself and Max are always willing to help.


 

Mr Brad H.
STEVE IS A FANTASTIC TUTOR


 

Mr Jordan W.
Training centre is spot on.