TICA Annual Lunch 2018 - Save The Date!

The TICA Annual Lunch will take place on Friday 5 October 2018 at the KIA Oval Cricket Ground. Pre Dinner Drinks will commence from 11:45 with guests being seated for lunch at 12:30. Invitations will be sent in the coming weeks, watch this space.... Contact Lynne Lambe by email or call 01325 734131 to book your ticket.  [read more]

Build UK Update

Build UK updated trade association members including TICA at the may forum and below is a summary of current topics: Duty to Report – the Duty to Report on Payment Practices and Performance requires all large companies who meet at least two of the following thresholds for two consecutive financial years to report on their payment practices eve[read more]

20% Off the Job Training for Apprentices

We recently communicated with members regarding the mandatory requirement for all apprentices to spend at least 20% of their training programme time on “Off the Job Training” (OTJT), the majority of this time will be spent at the National Training Centre in Darlington.  We monitor and log the OTJT time for each apprentice as this is audited and mon[read more]

New Rules for 20% ‘Off the Job’ Training

TICA has produced a guide to help employers in England and Wales understand and work to the current ESFA funding rules on planning and delivering a minimum of 20% off-the-job training. From May 2017 the Government, through its funding agency the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), has introduced new rules to manage the delivery of off-th[read more]

Apprentice Accommodation Funding (England/Wales only)

Following a change in government funding rules around the accommodation element of the apprenticeship standard funding, weekend stays for long distance apprentices can no longer be paid through the residential element of the standard funding cap. TICA will now be working with employers to ensure compliance with the very strict 20% ‘off the job’ [read more]

Free Asbestos Awareness Training For TICA Members!

TICA has teamed up with an external learning platform to create an asbestos awareness on-line course. Following consultation over the past year with our IETTL Trustees, the trust has agreed to fund the platform development, and free of charge licences for all TICA members on an annual basis. This new member benefit means that operatives worki[read more]

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 28 May 2018. The new Regulation gives the individual more robust protection against misuse of their personal information/data. As an employer you will have a great deal of personal information in your possession, this is fine…..but there are new requirements about what exactly you[read more]

Next Inductions for TICA Apprentices

The dates for our next round of Inductions are: 02 July 2018 for one week 09 July 2018 for one week There are 10 places on each Induction, based on a first come first served basis. We will help you to recruit your apprentices by: writing and promoting your apprentice vacancies carrying out an initial sift of the applications ar[read more]

TICA in Europe

Two former TICA apprentices are representing the UK at the 2018 FESI European Insulation Championships in Cologne. Apprentice of the Year, Del Rodgers (right), who works for Hertel UK is teaming up with Western Thermal’s Jordan Harding, a finalist in 2016. Following a two-day practice session at the training centre in Darlington, the duo head[read more]

Meet Ian Tattersall

TICA’s new President talks about the future of the industry and his plans for our Association… Ian is Managing Director of KAEFER Ltd.  He started as a trainee insulation estimator for Darlington Insulation in Burnley more than thirty years ago. His career has ranged from planning and contracts management to purchasing and took him throughout[read more]