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Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition open for entries
The Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition run by NICEIC and ELECSA is now open for entries. The contest, which takes place over three stages, tests the skills and knowledge of the UK’s brightest electrical talents. Hundreds of students take part each year to be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes, including a £2,000 holiday voucher and the prestigious title of Electrical Apprentice of the Year. Darren…
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From Apprentice To Managing £30m Global Company
Engineer Daren Chesworth, from Wrexham, North Wales, attributes his career success to his apprenticeship – and is encouraging pupils leaving education this summer to consider apprenticeships as a route into a successful career. As reported by Wales Online, Daren is now maintenance manager at TC Transcontinental, where he is responsible for running the main department and training new apprentices. After finishing his degree apprenticeship in electronic engineering, he is now…
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Get Prysmian’s Cable App Today
Cable manufacturer Prysmian has released Cable App to help users get the best cable solution for their projects and installations. The pocket toolkit for electrical professionals accurately calculates and determines solutions across a wide range of products, including buried SWA. Technical documentation is illustrated with images, and direct links to product datasheets are offered for convenience. Additional features include news and videos related to the world of electrical professionals. Prysmian…
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Apprentice trio land permanent jobs at Fife plant
Three ExxonMobil apprentices have secured full-time jobs at the Fife Ethylene Plant in Scotland. Ross Drummond, 25, from Kirkcaldy; Daniel Scobbie, 23, from Bonnybridge; and Zoe Smith, 21, from Lundin Links, have earned their places at the plant after completing a four-year apprenticeship scheme, reports Fife Today. Ross trained as an electrical technician, Daniel studied instrument maintenance and Zoe studied mechanical maintenance. Ross and Daniel studied at Forth Valley College…
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Bag a prize in Schneider Electric’s rugby competition!
Don’t miss your chance to win gifts, trophies and rugby merchandise in Schneider Electric’s rugby competition. Prizes include a Samsung TV, Samsung sound bar and £500 Amazon gift voucher. Open to mySchneider Electrician portal users, registrations for the competition – in association with Pick&Go – close on 18 September. For each round, entrants will predict the winning team as well as the margin of victory, with more accurate predictions resulting…
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Hands-on electrical experience with The Prince’s Trust
Hillcrest Maintenance, based in Dundee, Scotland, has teamed up with The Prince’s Trust to offer a local young person the opportunity to get hands-on experience in electrical installation. As reported by Scottish Housing News, The Prince’s Trust’s six-week employment initiative, ‘Get Into Electrical’, gives unemployed young people a chance to develop the necessary skills to help them unlock their potential and take the first step towards a career in a trade.…
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Education secretary: “Further education and skills will be a big priority”
Education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has underlined the vital role of further education and skills. On his first visit in post, Williamson visited the Royal Mail’s mail centre in Leeds, where he met and spoke with some of the company’s 460 apprentices. Williamson said, “Further education and skills will be a big priority for this government and it’s fantastic to see, first-hand today, how apprenticeships can help people land a great…