Plumbing

Why Plumbing and History Are Not Created Equal

Chris Jones | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Jones

Student loan debt is scary, but you also worry about finding a job without a degree. Then you have to factor in your parents' opinions. Mum wants you to be a doctor; dad wants you to be an engineer. And you don't want to disappoint the good people who've kept you fed and clothed all these years...

What the Banks Can Learn From Plumbers

Charlie Mullins | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Charlie Mullins

In order to ensure a healthy banking sector, it needs to adopt the practices of the plumbing industry or any other services sector. Those include capping bonuses at no more than annual salaries, making bankers work harder for their pay and persuading them to care more about customers.

Apprenticeship Policy in Cloud-Cuckoo-Land

Charlie Mullins | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Mullins

If any further evidence was needed of how far Labour leader Ed Milliband is from living in the real world, then the opening of his party's conference drove it home. Going for the headline grabbing policies that you'd expect from an opposition leader, Ed put his hand into the bag full of issues concerning the electorate and pulled out 'foreign workers' and 'apprenticeships.'

Jamie's Right - Youngsters Need to Toughen Up

Charlie Mullins | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Mullins

What Jamie is actually saying is that people with the gumption to come from far away to make a better life for themselves are tougher than those Brits who have been showered with state handouts for most of their lives. For me, it's a no brainer - a hungry man will always be tougher than one living off the fat of the land.

A Return to Consumer Confidence?

Charlie Mullins | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK
Charlie Mullins

After some turbulent economic times, there are signs that things are looking up for consumers this spring.

We Must Celebrate Our Older Workers

Charlie Mullins | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Mullins

The government's common sense decision to scrap the compulsory retirement age in 2011 and let people freely work beyond 65 was one of the most rational legislations ever passed. However there is still a lot of work to do on changing the perception of older workers and employers' attitudes towards them.

Are Things Heating Up For FTSE 100 Plumbing Firm Wolseley?

Charlie Thomas | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK

FTSE 100 plumbing supplier Wolseley saw a 0.3% drop in UK sales in the last quarter, but was saved by stronger sales figures in the US and Canada. ...

Car Jack, Check. Plunger, Check...

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK

When your boiler breaks down, calling the AA might not be the obvious solution. But some of AA's roadside patrollers are being trained to mend boi...

Traditional Apprenticeships are Worth the Effort

Denis Hird | Posted 29.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Denis Hird

The UK must have a sustainable and appropriately-skilled workforce, and apprenticeships are the best way to ensure this for the future. Encouraging skilled apprenticeships is vital to ensure the continued health of the economy and ensuring we can meet industry needs in years to come.

What Britain Has Been Losing Down Its Drains....

Olivia Williams | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK

Drainage engineers have revealed the eclectic range of items uncovered in our drains, in a survey by a home emergency company this week. Predictabl...