Episode 1 January 28, 2022 00:34:10
The Integrated Home

Show Notes

In the UK, the home technology industry is facing tough recruitment times. Too much work, not enough staff is a familiar cry. So, what can be done about it? Well, apprentices could be one part of that solution.

The theme for National Apprenticeship Week which begins on 7th February 2022 is ‘Build The Future’. In this episode, we find out how that theme relates to our own sector and look at practical advice and experiences to help businesses from Matt Nimmons, CEDIA EMEA's Managing Director, Chhaya Landschultz from integrator, IndigoZest and Natalie Little from training provider, Skills4Stem. 

We're grateful to our series partners AWE Europe, Sony and Distributed by Meridian for their backing. We support Together For Cinema. 

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