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AM2 Expert Talk and Q&A Clinic: watch now!
At the recent Voltimum Live virtual exhibition, National Electrotechnical Training (NET) presented a webinar on: AM2 Expert Talk and Q&A Clinic. Hosted by Darren Oates, NET Technical Development Manager, and Bill Lockyer, NET Quality & Verification Manager, the session covered some key hints and tips for AM2 preparation and addressed some common misconceptions. Available to view on-demand now, the webinar includes: – About NET– Planning and preparation– Common errors– Marking and feedback–…
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A focus on trunking systems
Learn more about the characteristics and advantages of trunking systems, including suitable applications and mounting possibilities. Are you familiar with the Ledvance Training Centre? The online platform offers bite-sized training videos on a variety of lighting topics, such as technology, products and applications, making it a fantastic source of information for anyone interested in pursuing a career in lighting. The informative presentations all come in at less than 25 minutes, with most…
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As exam results approach in Scotland, SELECT urges youngsters to embrace the electrical revolution and enjoy a rewarding career
As youngsters prepare to receive their exam results across Scotland this week (Tuesday 10 August), Scotland’s largest construction trade association is encouraging school-leavers to make their future an electric one.  Thousands of teenagers will currently be mulling over their life choices – and SELECT says an electrical apprenticeship is the first step to an exciting and fulfilling career that offers significant potential and rewards.  The trade body points to recent figures that showed a…
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SECTT and SJIB praise employers who have ‘stepped up’ during crisis to hire record numbers of apprentices
Leading training bodies the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) and Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) have saluted Scotland’s employers after a record number of apprentices were welcomed into the electrical sector. A total of 738 new entrants to the industry were recruited in 2021, confounding fears that recruitment could be a casualty of the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. SECTT says the new cohort exceeded all expectations, being nearly 50% up on…
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Join our free webinar: Preparing for your AM2S
Electrical Apprentice and NET have joined forces to deliver a webinar. All apprentices must pass the AM2S End Point Assessment before they complete their apprenticeship. In this webinar you can find out more about the AM2S, what you’ll need to do, how you can best prepare and the importance of being fully ready. Bill Lockyer and Darren Oates of NET will be available to answer your questions about AM2S and…
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JTL calls for employers to hire new trainees and benefit from a £1,000 grant
JTL, the leading national training provider for electrical and heating and plumbing apprenticeships, is encouraging employers to take advantage of the government’s £1,000 grant extension and hire new trainees as part of the government’s Traineeship Programme. The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) recently announced that the government incentive grant of £1,000 for employers who participate in the Traineeship Programme has been extended from July 2021 to July 2022. An…
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Funding available for industry Level 3 qualifications
The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) is urging adults without a Level 3 qualification to take advantage of the current funding available for industry-recognised qualifications while it remains available.  Under the government’s ‘Lifetime Skills Guarantee’ any adult aged 19 or over in England, who does not already have a Level 3 qualification, can receive free training from hundreds of colleges and training providers across the country.  The Level 3 NVQ Diploma…