News and Blogs
Here's a link to all our recent news releases, please feel free to link to our news items from your website or social media platform. If mentioning OFTEC on Twitter please tag @OFTEC (or on Facebook @OFTECuk).
Throughout the summer, OFTEC will be on the road across the UK and Ireland holding a series of free local seminar events for registered technicians.Full story
OFTEC and FPS, supported by rural communities’ charity ACRE, have written to more than 500 prospective parliamentary candidates urging them to support proposals for a radical shake-up to home heating policies for the UK.Full story
Householders across the country are being urged to be more vigilant against rogue tradesmen who could be putting customers’ lives at risk by installing dangerous heating systems.Full story
With news that the UK’s economic recovery is in jeopardy due to a chronic skills shortage which is particularly apparent in the trade sector, OFTEC has begun a drive to recruit more young people to begin a career in the heating industry.Full story
Latest industry figures show that heating oil is now cheaper than mains gas for home heating.Full story
In response to the views of registered technicians, OFTEC has launched a new-look range of workwear through its online shop OFTEC Direct.Full story
Households are being warned about the risks of employing an unqualified technician to carry out heating repairs with advice on how to spot a rogue installer.Full story
OFTEC, alongside 29 other organisations*, has signed a letter to the new Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Greg Clark, calling for a commitment to critical EU 2020 carbon reduction and energy infrastructure targets, irrespective of Brexit.Full story
As latest figures reveal the number of young people starting apprenticeships in England rose by 14% during 2014/15, the first time the total has increased for three years, OFTEC is urging heating businesses to consider whether they can take advantage of the new Apprenticeship Levy to help them recruit fresh, young talent and contribute towards stemming the industry’s skills shortage.Full story
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