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Law to be changed to support those made redundant to help complete their apprenticeship
The government is changing the law to allow more redundant apprentices to complete their course according to FE Week. A Statutory Instrument (SI) has been laid in parliament that will allow the Education and Skills Funding Agency to fund apprentices to complete their training if they are at least 75 per cent of their way through their programme at the point of redundancy. Helping to support those who have been made redundant…
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New courses and apprenticeships for budding engineers and electricians
South West Durham Training, is launching new electrical, engineering and mechanical training provision and is taking applications and expressions of interest now, according to FE News. The three year standard is aimed at engineers already with a Level 3 BTEC or equivalent, who will qualify with a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Engineering or Manufacturing. Both pupils who have left school and those already employed who have a GCSE in…
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Bright spark Alex wins apprentice electrician of the year award
Electrical installation apprentice Alex Rendall from Bridgewater & Taunton College has won the SPARKS Apprentice of the Year 2020 competition, according to Bridgwater Mercury. Competitors took part across the county in seven regional heats between January and March, before the lockdown caused the competition to be postponed. This also included a short online test and their scores were added to the regional test results. Alex said: “I’m over the moon…
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Nuclear apprentice Beth wins national award
Sizewell B apprentice Beth Gant has been crowned EDF fleet-wide apprentice of the year, according to East Anglian Daily Times. The Leiston nuclear power station worker was picked from 45 graduating apprentices. “I knew I didn’t want to go to uni after my A-Levels so took the time to think about what I wanted to do next. I liked the idea of hands on learning so began to look into…
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Apprentice joins expanding engineering company
Enspec Power Limited, have announced a that a new apprentice has joined its team in St Helens, the St Helens Reporter says. Dillon Pursell Watterson is currently completing a Level 3 Technical Diploma in Engineering at St Helens college. He is joining Enspec as an apprentice technician. Tim Rastall, Enspec director, explained; “We are pleased to be able to continue to take on apprentices when so many other businesses are…
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New Occupational Qualification Structure for Network Infrastructure industry effective from January 2021
The Network Infrastructure industry’s new Occupational Qualification Structure leading to Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Card recognition comes into play on 1 January 2021. From this date onwards, all new (initial) applications must comply with the Structure, and there are cards already available that recognise all levels of Network Infrastructure occupations, including Network Infrastructure Assistant, which includes the requirement for a Network Infrastructure Assessment, and Network Infrastructure Installer Gold Card. From 1 July 2021 all card…
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Legrand launches dedicated home for functional, connected and smart products
Legrand has announced the launch of User Interface, a new business unit dedicated to supporting developers, specifiers and contractors to keep up with the growing demand for smart technology. According to research by GfK Global, the European market for smart devices was set to grow from €122 billion to €133 billion in value in 2019, a figure which they say has since grown due to changing living and working conditions related…