2020 Latest News

Apprenticeship? It's not too late for 2020...

17th September 2020

This year we're offering staggered start dates for our gas and electrical apprenticeship courses.  Our next intake will begin their training at our Burgess Hill and Portchester training centres in November, and there's still time to apply.  So if you're thinking about starting a career as a gas…

Light up your business with an Electrical Apprentice...

16th September 2020

We’re starting an extra Electrical Apprenticeship course at Portchester in November and we’ve got some fantastic young people assessed and raring to go – all they need is an employer like you.   There are also training spaces available if you already have someone in mind…

Gas Safety Week 2020

14th September 2020

It's 10 years since the annual Gas Safety Week campaign began highlighting the importance of gas safety to consumers.  Safe gas engineering starts with properly trained engineers, and that doesn't happen overnight. It takes a comprehensive training programme at an approved training centre to reach the high standards required. …

VACANCY - Electrical Installation Trainer

10th September 2020

We’re expanding our team of part-time Electrical Installation Trainers here at Steve Willis Training. This is a great opportunity to join the electrical team at one of the leading building services training providers in the South of England. You’d be working part time, on courses that…

£3000 incentive payment for taking on an apprentice!

20th August 2020

The government has introduced new incentive payments for employers who take on apprentices.  Until 31st January 2021, any employer taking on a new apprentice will receive the following incentive payments from the government:  £3,000 for 16-18 year olds £2,000 for 19-24 year olds £1,500 for over 25s And with 100%…

Duck Fair Donation to local good causes

11th August 2020

All this sunshine takes us back to last summer and the revival of the Worlds End Duck Fair in Burgess Hill. Steve Willis Training sponsored the Fair, and our staff had fun running the Egg Stall on the day.  We were sad when the 2020 Fair had to be cancelled…

Gas Apprenticeship Taster Days

30th July 2020

Thinking about a career in the gas and plumbing industry? A gas apprenticeship is the perfect way to start.  Come along to a Taster Day at our Burgess Hill centre in August to find out more - including information on how to apply for September 2020.  As well as…

Reward for Apprentice of the Year finalist

30th July 2020

Gas Apprentice Marcus Piper, who trains at our Burgess Hill Centre, reached the final of the 2020 Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year competition.  This is a great achievement - he was one of just 10 finalists out of over 15,000 entries in this nationwide competition. He had to create a video…

Extra apprenticeship funding now available...

1st July 2020

Calling all small businesses in the Solent area! There's some extra funding available for apprenticeships thanks to the new Transfer to Transform project from the Solent Apprenticeship Hub. Larger businesses are pledging to transfer their unspent Apprenticeship Levy money to help local small businesses.  The aim is to create…

Good Luck Marcus - Apprentice of the Year finalist 2020!

25th June 2020

Marcus Piper, one of our year 1 gas apprentices, has reached the final of the 2020 Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year competition.  This is a fantastic achievement, and you can see why he made it to the final in his official video  Watch this space to see if Marcus…

  • OFTEC
  • BPEC
  • NICEIC
  • City & Guilds
  • Apprenticeships
  • CIPHE

  • Career Transition Partnership
  • ELC
  • ERS
  • European Social Fund
  • Matrix