Our New QS Apprentices

The SBS team is getting bigger each month as we deliver increasing numbers of decarbonisation schemes across the UK. The latest to join us are two new trainee quantity surveyors, Amber Lawton and Lucas Roberts.

Amber comes to us from Winstanley College in Wigan, where she completed her A-levels. Under her new apprenticeship programme, she will typically be spending three days a week on-site, one day in the SBS head office, and another day studying at John Moores University, working towards a BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying.

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SBS Supports Apprenticeship Event

On 5th July, SBS staff will attend a “Spark Apprenticeship Marketplace” event at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston. It will run from 9:30am to 3:00pm.

The day-long event is a platform for enabling meetings between prospective degree apprentices and regional employers. It is part of a series of sessions, each focusing on a specific sector: engineering, construction, business and digital industries.

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SDHF Wave 2 Timeline

On Monday 13 June, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) held an event for local authorities, combined authorities and registered providers of social housing. It set out to explain how they could apply for funding to improve the energy performance of their properties.

The funding is available under the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Wave 2. This will be divided into separate tranches, the first of which will have a value of up to £700 million. The works funded by the scheme will bring properties up to a minimum EPC rating of “C”.

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