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NAPIT Support New Initiative to Help Apprentices
NAPIT provides support for a new industry-led initiative, Apprentice 121, which helps apprentices find placements, complete their qualifications and find work after the impacts of COVID-19. This initiative, alongside Chancellor’s Rishi Sunak announcement of a £2 billion Kickstart Scheme to create jobs for young people aged 16-24, claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment, is extremely promising for recovery following the COVID-19 outbreak. Set up by NAPIT member…
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New apprenticeship assessment centre opens
Gas, plumbing and electrical training specialist Steve Willis Training Centres in Burgess Hill has opened a ‘wonderful’ new apprenticeship assessment centre which will benefit young apprentices across Sussex, says The Crawly Observer. The new centre will be used to deliver the vital End Point Assessments which every apprentice needs to pass to qualify as a gas engineer. The purpose-built facility, which as created from scratch with generous support from industry…
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Entry deadline 12th December for the Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition
Do you have what it takes to pass phase one of the competition? Don’t hesitate, get involved! All you need to do is enter online HERE and take the free exam comprising of 40 multiple-choice questions. Phase 1 – Online exam Phase 2 – The top 20% from above go through, and enter into a written exam Phase 3 – The grand final; several practical tasks under the watchful eye…
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Ballymoney NIE Networks apprentice amongst the brightest sparks in UK and Ireland
Neil Freeburn from Ballymoney, a trainee from the NIE Networks Apprenticeship Programme, has emerged as one of the best in the industry across the UK and Ireland, having recently been awarded a high-profile bursary in his field reports Coleraine Times. Neil, alongside other trainee engineers received an Engineering Horizons Bursary from the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), a global network of professional engineers, for their commitment and dedication to…
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‘First woman’ to complete street light electrical apprenticeship scheme
A woman who got a job fixing streetlights after being rejected as a mechanic and plumber wants to inspire others to take up male-dominated roles. Lyn Owers, 27, will be the first woman in the UK to complete a Level 2 highways electrical apprenticeship, according to Electrical Testing Ltd. She applied after struggling to work in an office following jobs in the motor and plumbing trades, reports BBC News. “I…
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£1,000 of Scolmore products for South Devon College
Simon Brown, trainer facilitator for electrical installation at South Devon College, was delighted to receive a recent visit from Scolmore sales manager, Matt Cooves, who arrived at the college laden with products from the company’s vast electrical accessories ranges. As the college where the winner of this year’s NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year competition studied, South Devon College benefited from the prize of £1000 worth of products offered…
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National Apprenticeship Week 2020 announced
The 13th annual National Apprenticeship Week will take place 3-7 February 2020. The annual, week-long celebration of apprenticeships across England provides the opportunity to recognise and applaud apprenticeship success stories. Employers use the initiative to promote the success of their apprentices and highlight the huge benefits to other employers, of all sizes, who are thinking of taking on an apprentice. Apprentices across the country will also be celebrated throughout the…