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Lockdown 2.0 – Getting Your NVQ & CSCS Card

It was inevitable really – after Covid cases rising for weeks and many areas in the country being placed under ever greater restrictions – the Prime Minister having to hold a press conference in which he has updated the nation about new measures to contain Covid-19. I have never (I doubt any of us have) […] Read More...

Getting Paid Should Be Part Of The Job – Not An Added Bonus!

A few weeks ago Richard Harrington the Business Minister spoke at the annual Construction Sector Forum and made a particular point about the need for large contractors to pay their bills to subcontractors on time. He highlighted a couple of cases where, as he put it, big businesses were using the money they owed to […] Read More...

Myths, Traditions and Understanding

A friend who is an electrician gets asked to change fuses in  plugs by people.  I'm not kidding.  They would happily pay him, rather than look on You Tube.  There are 360,000 UK results on You Tube for that subject and people call him.  Bonkers. Read More...

“Low Skilled” Trades? Give Me A Break!

Life has many disappointments, but high on the list must surely be when somebody looks down on you.  And there is no surer way to do that than to demean somebody’s occupation. This country has spent many years seemingly moving away from the old-fashioned “class system”, where the unpredictability of birth set your pathway in […] Read More...

Some Of The Most Difficult Calls We Get Are From People Whose CSCS Cards Have Expired……….Or Who Have Been Putting Off The “Evil Day………

Here at SuperSkills, we care about our customers.  I’ve thought long and hard about writing this, because the last thing I want to do is unnecessarily scare people – or worse still, for suggestions to be made that we’re indulging in some sort of “Project Fear”.  However, it’s sometimes right to tell people something they might […] Read More...

Cyber Security – Don’t Click That Link!

I really wonder what is the attraction to, or satisfaction with, sending round computer viruses.  It doesn’t strike me as a career choice with a consistent income stream for the participants.  I’m not sure spending your life employing what must be a considerable amount of intellect to developing something that only exists to cause a […] Read More...