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Voltimum Live, the biggest virtual trade exhibition for the electrical industry, is back!
Voltimum Live returns from 7th – 9th June 2022 with more exhibitors and more training opportunities. As the biggest virtual trade exhibition for the electrical sector, you can look forward to three days of free live training sessions, a look at the latest solutions from industry leading brands, prize giveaways, and updates on the latest regulations and legislation. The exhibitor line-up features ABB, LINIAN, Luceco Group, Megger, Schneider Electric and Super…
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The gateway to a great career – CLF skills portal opens the door to the built environment
A detailed guide to courses and training for individuals and companies focused on Scotland’s construction industry has been launched by industry collaboration body the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF). Officially known as the Built Environment Workforce Development Portal, the new guide will provide a breakdown of re-skilling and up-skilling courses by theme, occupation and region to allow users to search for training in emerging built environment approaches within Scotland.  The directory, which is…
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SkillELECTRIC/WorldSkills: Alex going for gold in Shanghai
National Electrotechnical Training (NET), organiser of the SkillELECTRIC competition, has congratulated electrician Alex Rendall following his selection to represent the UK at the WorldSkills 2022 event in Shanghai. Alex, who competed in SkillELECTRIC 2019 and completed his apprenticeship at Bridgwater & Taunton College, joins 38 other young people from various industries as part of ‘Team UK’ which will travel to China in October and compete against 80 other countries in a battle…
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More power to employers in new ‘Skills Bill’
A new law recently passed through Government means that employers are now embedded at the heart of the skills system. The Skills and Post-16 Education Act in England has introduced a number of measures to improve the skills and training landscape, empower employers to drive up the quality of apprenticeships and prioritise green skills. In addition, schools will now be required to make sure all children get to meet training providers…
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Kickstart Portal: Government grant for apprenticeships available
The UK Government Apprenticeship Scheme offers funding and support to help businesses grow and thrive.  The Scheme offers apprenticeship grants of up to £1,000 per apprentice. This grant can be used to cover the cost of training and assessment, as well as the apprentice’s salary.  If you’re interested in learning more about the Scheme, or if you would like to apply for funding, please visit the Kickstart Portal Website for more detail…
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JTL marks Mental Health Awareness Week
JTL, the leading work-based learner provider in England and Wales, is lending its full support to Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15 May 2022). The not-for-profit charity is this week sharing the free and easily-accessible resources and guidance that is on offer to all learners and employers who work with the organisation as well as those working in the sector. Earlier this year, JTL launched the Tune Up channel that provides a collection…
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Tradespeople say apprentices are the future of the industry but only a fifth hire one
Apprentices are crucial to tackle the skills shortage, research from omnichannel retailer Screwfix reveals. 9 in 10 tradespeople questioned agreed that apprentices are vital to the future of the industry, but only 18% currently hire one, and 31% said they would never hire one, highlighting a huge shortage of future tradespeople having the chance to learn a trade. Not being able to afford extra costs such as insurance and pensions…