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AM2 testing centre benefits from Scolmore’s specialist products
Beau Associates is a leading, independent training provider specialising in the delivery of electrical qualifications for electricians and electrical apprentices. The company was formed by local further education professionals to deliver electrical training based in Ashton-Under-Lyne. The team have been responsible for training numerous electricians in the North West over the last 20 years, many of whom have gone on to form their own companies and are now employing their…
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Unite, SECTT and SJIB salute employers for ‘nurturing and encouraging’ electrical talent as training providers celebrate record intake
Union leaders and training providers have praised employers for “nurturing and encouraging” young electrical talent in a year that saw record numbers return to the classroom. Unite the Union, the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) and Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) have all saluted businesses for “supporting people, employers and the economy”. Apprentices and adult trainee numbers in Scotland’s electrotechnical sector are at their highest level for 12 years, with nearly 800 new learners…
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2022 Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers ranking open for entries
Entries are now open for the 2022 Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers ranking, which celebrates England’s highest-performing apprentice employers. Plus, this year, for the first time, small and medium sized (SME) businesses can also enter a new category honouring the Top 50 SME Apprenticeship Employers. The annual rankings not only showcase employers providing some of the country’s most successful apprenticeship programmes, but they help future apprentices, parents and career advisers identify opportunities with leading employers.…
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Calling all bright sparks… SkillELECTRIC 2022 now open for entries
Talented electrotechnical students are being encouraged to register for this year’s SkillELECTRIC competition. The application window is now open and runs until 01 April 2022. The event, which is organised by National Electrotechnical Training (NET) and is part of the WorldSkills UK competition network, is designed to promote and showcase high standards and skills across the electrotechnical industry. During the competition, entrants will be judged on a series of challenging…
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TESP reports surge in electrical apprenticeships
Electrotechnical apprenticeships for 2021/2022 has got off to a positive start with nearly 4,000 new apprentices recruited across England in the first three months of the academic year, The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) has reported. Figures from The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education show that the intake of electrical apprentices remained strong throughout the coronavirus pandemic, demonstrating the value employers place on apprenticeships as the preferred route for training.…
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Apprentices are a “driving force” in building back stronger, says leading training provider
In the wake of National Apprenticeship Week, leading training provider Group Horizon believes the popularity in apprenticeships will continue to surge as more UK employers realise the many benefits of taking on an apprentice. With energy prices on the rise, the leading training provider also said the demand for highly skilled, adaptable engineers familiar with the latest building technologies will increase. Group Horizon’s Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) Controls Engineer…
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CATCH UP: Meeting the 20% off the job obligation and staff/student CPD
Did you miss our live webinar on: Meeting the 20% off the job obligation and staff/student CPD? Good news – it’s now available to watch on-demand! Looking for ideas on how your apprentices can fulfil the 20% off the job training requirement, or how to provide CPD for staff and students?  In this best practice session, industry charity, National Electrotechnical Training (NET), and Leicester College outline a number of activities…