Apprenticeship Industry News
Apprenticeships the answer to falling uni numbers
Many commentators have blamed high tuition fees for a growing number of young people applying for university, raising fears of a lack of social mobility. But Develop Training (DTL) points out that school leavers give other reasons too, including that they don’t enjoy studying or don’t think they have the necessary academic skills for university. The training company says that apprenticeships have the capability, not just to provide an alternative…
18 a bitesized guide
Bone up on the Blue Book
The 18th edition of the IET Wiring Regulations (the ‘Blue Book’) are required guidance from 1 January 2019. You may have to apply them soon enough so why not check out a handy Bitesize Guide to the highlights. A couple of minutes’ read and you’ll be up to speed. Read the Bitesize Guide
Careers in the electrical trade
You’ve taken the step to become an electrical professional, but do you know how varied a career you can have? The correct training and knowledge can take you down a huge range of different career routes. From working in homes as a domestic electrical installer to working on high voltage systems, the jobs available to electricians is vast. The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP), which is a partnership between the ECA,…
The sky is your limit!
Paul McNaughton, Managing Director at Darke & Taylor, believes that there is a long and rewarding career waiting for apprentices who have the motivation to succeed. There aren’t many people who can say they have dedicated over 40 years of service to one company and one industry. Paul McNaughton started as an apprentice for Darke & Taylor back in the 1970s and is now the Managing Director. His success is a…
Identifying electrician’s hand tools
When you start your apprenticeship, it is important that you get to know how to recognise basic electrician’s hand tools and understand what they are used for. This video from Gary Hayers at Tresham College aims to help! These are the basic 10 tools all learners use in Gary’s s workshop lessons at Tresham College. Quickly after starting college you will be required to name and use all these basis tools…
Have you downloaded the JIB Apprentice App?
If you’ve not already heard of the JIB, they’re the organisation that run the ECS card scheme and also look after other areas such as employment standards for the electrical industry. Download the JIB Apprentice App to find out more about ECS cards and lots more – it’s an essential guide to your apprenticeship and – especially if you’re employed by a JIB member – will give you full details…