2017 Latest News

Electrical apprentices talk about their training

27th July 2017

We recently had a touch of Hollywood in Burgess Hill as a short film was shot in our electrical workshop.  It was one of a series of short videos being made by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership and the Sussex Council of Training Providers about the benefits…

Satisfied learners

20th July 2017

The results of the latest government survey into learner satisfaction in the FE sector have been published this week. Overall, learners are very happy with their experience, and private sector training organisations such as Steve Willis Training ranked highest with a satisfaction rating of 90% compared to 81% at general FE colleges. …

18th Edition news

22nd June 2017

The 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) is on its way.  The Draft for Public Comment has now been released and is open for consultation until Wednesday 23rd August. For anyone who works in the electrical industry this is an important opportunity to have your say…

New oil and unvented training centre now open

31st May 2017

Last week we welcomed Paul Rose, CEO of OFTEC to perform the ribbon cutting at the opening of the new OFTEC approved oil and unvented training and assessment provision at our Portchester training centre.  In partnership with Worcester Bosch, and with additional support from Danfoss, Kane, TWS and…

Rallying to a good cause

10th May 2017

Steve Willis Training Centres gas trainer James Emmett is setting off on the Scum Run charity rally, with our support.  He'll be driving 3000 miles round Europe with brother in law Matthew in a Pokemon themed car. They're raising money for charity Together for Short Lives who help children…

Semi-finalists still smiling

27th April 2017

We recently welcomed 9 electrical apprentices to the regional semi final of the 2017 NICEIC-ELECSA Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition.  It's the first time we've hosted such a competition, which was open to all Level 3 electrical trainees nationwide. Entries for this year were up 28% on 2016, so all the candidates…

Minimum Wage Increase

30th March 2017

This year's increase in the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage comes in on 1st April.  There are different rates depending on the worker's age, and whether they are an apprentice. We are making sure that all our apprentices and employers are aware of the new rates. 

Tours and Tasters

29th March 2017

We opened the doors of our two training centres for Open Mornings during National Apprenticeship Week Lots of young people and their families came along to see the centres and find out about gas, plumbing and electrical apprenticeships.   As well as going on tours of the centres, they had…

#NAW2017 - it's here

6th March 2017

We're supporting National Apprenticeship Week.  As well as our own Open Mornings, we're participating in events across our region. We'll be at careers fairs at schools in Crawley, Billingshurst and Worthing, and at the Jobs Fair at Portsmouth Guildhall.  On 7th March we're at the Towner Gallery in…

Apprenticeships Open Morning

9th February 2017

We're taking part in National Apprenticeships Week 2017 by holding Open Mornings at our Burgess Hill and Portchester Training Centres on 4th and 11th March.  At the Open Mornings there’ll be tours of the training centres including the workshops and classrooms, and the trainers will be on…

  • BPEC
  • City & Guilds
  • Apprenticeships

  • Career Transition Partnership
  • ELC
  • ERS
  • Matrix