News & Press Releases
£10,000 upfront capital under Green Deal, says Huhne
Businesses, landlords and households looking to make energy efficiency improvements on their properties will be able to access upfront capital of up to £10,000.
Career change puts Val on the right path
For Val Alagenthiran, making the decision to retrain in a practical job after university has completely changed his life.
Green Deal Fears
Skills body fears that training gap will keep SMEs out of Green Deal
Green bank 'great opportunity for heating engineers'
The government's green investment bank is a great opportunity for plumbing and heating engineers as they are "at the front line of carbon saving", one industry professional has said.
I Landed A Plumb Position
How mum Gill traded her redundancy for a new start
Colleges Cut Plumbing Courses
Colleges are preparing to axe courses and turn students away because of a £200m funding crisis, it was claimed today.
David Cameron Visits NCS Southampton
David Cameron visited New Career Skills (NCS), based at the Chandler’s Ford Industrial Estate on Friday, February 5.
New Career Skills offers rescue package for stranded students
New Career Skills, which helps career-changers train and find jobs as plumbers, electricians and renewable energy engineers, has prepared a rescue package for students left stranded as a result of the collapse of Access 2 Trade Skills.
How one ex-army man diversified to thrive with New Career Skills
In tough times they say to survive in business sometimes you have to diversify - and that is exactly what Cumbrian man Simon Hance has done.
From telecoms to taps thanks to New Career Skills
She’s always been a woman in a man’s world, but now self-styled “plumberess” Debbie Sales is making that world her own.
From trouble to taps thanks to New Career Skills
A young man from East London has turned his life around by training to become a plumber after years of getting into trouble.
The cheque that changed my life
Redundancy needn't spell the end. An increasing number of newly jobless are discovering that even a small payoff can finance exciting new beginnings, as these three women discovered.
Becky aiming for a plumb job
A Leighton teenager is making her way in a man’s world as she trains to become a plumber.
Out-of-work Steve switched to current role as electrician
A FORMER IT worker who was made redundant has retrained as an electrician in a bid to beat the credit crunch.
New Career Skills Named In The Fast Track 100
New Career Skills (NCS) are delighted to be named in the 2008 Fast Track 100 League Table as featured in the 7th December edition of the Sunday Times.
Trainee sparks happy to put in charity stint
Trainee electricians from Battle based training company have helped put a spark into a Hampshire charity.
Sparks on and off the rugby pitch as Halifax's Will retrains as electrician
WHAT does a professional sportsman do at the end of his career?
One Halifax Rugby Union player, Will Kay, has already planned for his future by retraining as an electrician.