CPD Accredited

The Training Academy CPD Accreditation

We are pleased to announce that our Domestic White Goods Repair Training course has been accredited by CPD.  This we feel is a major step forward in bringing a base level of education to new entrants into the domestic white goods repair sector.

As populations grow within the uk so does the need for domestic white goods with in new households.  An ever increasing pool of domestic white goods engineers are required to service and maintain these appliances which has created a shortfall within this sector. This in turn is driving wages up as companies compete for engineers.

Add to this the increasing number of recalls and safety notices being issued for appliances such as the recent and ongoing Hotpoint/Indesit tumble dryer safety modification which effected an estimated several million appliances covering a period from April 2004 – October 2015. Currently Beko, LG, Caple, Siemens, Bush and Logik to name a few all have active safety notices. These all add to the ongoing increase in white goods engineers that are required to fulfil demand.

Thats just in warranty work, add to this the millions of appliances that are out of warranty that still require service and maintenance and the figures are staggering. There are over 25 million homes in the uk if each own 3 appliances, a cooker, washing machine and a fridge / freezer thats a minimum of 75 million appliances. The figure is probably closer to 125 million appliances. if just a 1/5th  required a visit in any one year thats 15,197 engineers that would be required.

Why do we need an accredited training program?

Every other industry has standards that they have to adhere to and meet, the Domestic White Goods sector should be no different.

With increased news publicity regarding fires caused by domestic white goods, this sector has to ensure issues are not created following a repair.

We live in a blame culture, insurance companies and manufactures are increasingly asking for proof of competency from engineers.

Personal and employee development are very important in keeping standards high and employees engaged.

If this is an area you feel you would be interested in have a look at our training courses.

Read More

V-ZUG confirm WEEE compliance

Weee logoPremium kitchen domestic appliance manufacturer, V-ZUG, will be registered as a WEEE Producer and awarded its WEEE compliance certificate with effect from June 1st, 2017.


The certificate is awarded to manufacturers of large appliances who agree to comply with strict WEEE environmental and waste standards.


The management of WEEE is applied via the waste hierarchy, with particular emphasis upon reduction of waste arising, re-use of equipment and recycling (recovery) of materials: reduce, re-use and recycle.


In January 2012, proposals were debated by the European Parliament to recast the WEEE Directive. The proposals included increasing recycling rates. Having been adopted by member states, the re-drafted directive now requires higher recovery rates of 20kg per capita per annum as opposed to previous figures of 4kg per capita.


Speaking on behalf of V-ZUG, UK & Ireland Sales Director Rhys Evans comments “The well-being of the environment and waste management/disposal is extremely important to V-ZUG, hence the application and granting of the WEEE certificate. Domestic appliance manufacturers have a responsibility to do all they can for future generations and being part of the WEEE compliance scheme demonstrates our commitment to such ideology.”


For further information about V-ZUG’s new and existing appliance solutions and its stockists, please call 0843 289 5759 or visit www.vzug.com

Read More