2017 Latest News

Free Heat Mat Training Returns

11th September 2017

Heat Mat are returning to Steve Willis Training Centres in Burgess Hill on 23rd October 2017 for another of their popular FREE training days. The session will run from 9am – 2pm, with lunch and refreshments provided. Heat Mat’s award winning training days deliver advice on how to fit…

Apprentices getting ready to work...

7th September 2017

We're excited to be working with Clarion Housing Group this year to offer some extra support for our new apprentices. Clarion are running some of their highly regarded "Ready2Work" sessions for all our new recruits. For many of the young people this will be their first experience of full…

Running for a friend

5th September 2017

We're sending best wishes to Steve Willis staff member Susan Stalker who is taking on the Great North Run on 10th September for a cause that’s close to her heart.   She’ll be raising money for the charity Beating Bowel Cancer after her friend Sally…

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. 

  • BPEC
  • City & Guilds
  • Apprenticeships

  • Career Transition Partnership
  • ELC
  • ERS
  • Matrix