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Free Online Asbestos Awareness for TICA Members

Following consultation over the past year with our IETTL Trustees, the Trust has agreed to fund the online training development, and free of charge licences for all TICA members, on an annual basis. This new member benefit means that operatives working for a TICA employer who require an Asbestos Awareness Certificate either for a client,READ MORE

Apprenticeship Standards, the story so far….

In February 2017 the two thermal insulation apprenticeship standards were finally approved for delivery by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The TICA Trailblazer group, led by Jim Soady of CGB Humbertherm, had spent the previous 18 months developing the new qualifications in line with government requirements. The apprenticeship standards replaced (in EnglandREAD MORE

Construction Council Calls to End Reliance on Self-Employed Workers

In its Future Skills Report, the Council recommended that instead of relying on a self-employed workforce, clients should agree to a code of employment ensuring those working on a project are directly employed. The construction industry as a whole is currently on the cusp of one of it’s most successful periods in history with £60bnREAD MORE

R&H Insulations’ Apprentice Reaches New Heights

TICA Member R&H Insulations has celebrated another landmark scheme as Thermal Insulation Operative Ross Wainwright became the 100th apprentice to work on Manchester Airport’s £1bn transformation program. Most recently, R&H Insulations became a preferred contractor of Laing O’Rourke’s engineering enterprise Crown House Technologies, and is currently aiding the prestigious airport transformation project that will seeREAD MORE

TICA Completes Major Facilities Upgrade

A UNIQUE industry-backed organisation has completed the latest expansion phase to its national training centre following a £500,000 re-development. Thermal Insulation Contractors Association (TICA), formed to represent organisations within the industrial and commercial insulation industry, is the sole provider of thermal insulation apprenticeships in the UK. The six-month build, at TICA’s headquarters in Darlington, hasREAD MORE

TICA Apprentice of the Year Finalists are Revealed

The 2019 TICA Apprentice Skills Test takes place at the National Training Centre in Darlington on 2 & 3 July. The 8 finalists are: Alex Cook of RDA Insulation Ltd Aaron Doble of RDA Insulation Ltd Harry Curtis of Essex Thermal Services Ltd Will Britt of Wood Group Industrial Services Ltd Sean Wright of InsulationREAD MORE

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