TICA Annual Lunch 2018

This year sees us return to the Big Smoke for our Annual Lunch which is taking place on Friday 05 October 2018! We are excited to be hosting our growing event at The Kia Oval Cricket Ground, kicking off with pre lunch drinks on the Corinthian Roof Terrace overlooking the iconic ground. Lunch will be served in the England Suite, followed by our Appr[read more]

Got your phone? You’ve got your Skill Card

As well as your physical Skill Card, we’re now issuing a virtual card, so you’ve always got it to hand. The virtual Skill Card is stored on the Vircarda app, which is available to download FREE of charge from Google Play, the Windows Store and The App Store. Once you have installed Vircarda, simply enter the registration code and PIN we’ll se[read more]

CSCS Goes Back to Basics

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) was set up 23 years ago to ensure that everyone who works on UK building sites has the training and qualifications they need for their role. However, over time that original aim was lost. “When I joined in 2012 the Construction Site Operative (CSO) card, which required no qualifications to obta[read more]

CSCS Announce Price Rise

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) will be increasing the cost of a card to £36 (this includes VAT) with effect from 1st September 2018. This increase applies to all cards administered directly by CSCS. CSCS is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry. A CSCS card provides proof that individual[read more]

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]

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]

Annual Apprentice Conference

TICA attended the Annual Apprenticeships Conference in Birmingham – raising the profile of the Association and sharing best practice amongst industry peers. As well as presenting a paper on the 20% off the job training requirement for apprentices registered on the Standards, CEO, Marion Marsland and Operations Manager, Madeleine Hill were waitin[read more]

Build UK Statement on Collapse of Carillion

Following the coverage in Construction News, please find below the full statement from the Build UK board. The collapse of Carillion earlier this year, played out in front of us, shows the outcome when a major industry sector operates with a commercial model that is not fit for purpose. We have seen up close what happens when we have a combinati[read more]

Awards Shortlist for TICA

Parliament beckoned for TICA on Monday 5 March as shortlisted entrants to the first ever AAC Apprenticeship Awards were celebrated in London. Chief Executive, Marion Marsland, and Operations Manager, Madeleine Hill were invited to the reception at the House of Commons, hosted by the Education Select Committee chair, and former skills minister, R[read more]