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Steve Willis Training apprentice reaches national competition final
Marcus Piper, 19, reached the final of the 2020 Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year competition says West County Times. He beat more than 15,000 entrants from across the country to make the top ten. “It has been an absolute joy to have Marcus as a member of the team over the past year and we very much look forward to seeing him progress over the duration of his apprenticeship.”…
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York College apprentices prove value in Covid-19 crisis
A keen apprentice has been using his new-found skills to help equip hospitals during the pandemic says York Press. Curtis East is one of numerous trainees who have been proving their value by supporting businesses during the Covid-19 crisis. The systems engineer apprentice went the extra mile for his employer,10 Squared, in Pocklington, by building ventilator cases for hospital use. Sarah Pearson, of 10 Squared, said: “Curtis really stood out…
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Richmond School students secure apprenticeships
Three students from Richmond School and Sixth Form College are celebrating after successfully achieving sought-after apprenticeships says Richmondshire Today. Josh Wrightham, 16, applied for his apprenticeship with Richmond-based OS Electrical Services on May 10 and immediately impressed Ollie Scott, managing sirector and a former Richmond School student. “The main thing that jumped out at me was the impressive amount of work experience he already had at such a young age,…
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SELECT and SJIB launch engaging new apprentice animation explaining the steps to a successful FICA
SELECT and the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) have once again teamed up to develop another eye-catching animation – this time shining the spotlight on the Final Integrated Competence Assessment (FICA). As testing centres prepare to reopen next week, and apprentices across Scotland pick up their tools and books again, the two-minute film gives an overview of exactly what the important assessment entails. From preparing a pre-FICA checklist to what to expect…
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Plans for education and training ‘academy’ at Manston airport site
An education and training facility at the Manston airport site is planned to open in 2023, most likely on the Northern Grass, say site owners RiverOak Strategic Partners (RSP) says The isle of Thanet News. RSP, which was granted a Development Consent Order by the government on July 9 to proceed with plans for a freight hub and associated aviation at the site, says it wants to create a facility…
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SBHA’s Andrew Palmer wins Apprentice of the Year
Scottish Borders Housing Association (SBHA) has announced that Andrew Palmer has been selected as the Stage 2 Electrical Apprentice of the Year at Borders College says Sottish Housing News. Mr Palmer will complete his second year of his four-year Electrical Apprenticeship with SBHA at the end of June. During lockdown, he has had the time to really focus on his coursework and has been able to complete much of it online. He said: “I’m…
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How smart circuit protection can help provide additional protection for properties
You could be forgiven for thinking that circuit protection devices are not “smart”. It’s an easy mistake to make when your go-to’s are comparatively simple devices like MCBs and RCDs, which have been around for a long time and which are decidedly not smart. Even though these familiar technologies are appropriately used to help to provide particular levels of safety in electrical installations and to provide protection, for people and…