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Josh arrives for the JIB Apprentice Exchange Programme
The JIB has been pleased to welcome Josh Donoghoe from Electrogroup, Brisbane, to the UK. Josh will be spending six weeks in the UK working with T Clarke plc and J Brand Ltd across various sites in and around London. Josh has met with industry representatives from the JIB, ECA, Unite the Union, JTL and the Electrical Industries Charity who will run through a number of topics from technical aspects, to…
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Newly qualified apprentices celebrate with comedian Justin Moorhouse
Newly qualified apprentices at Clarkson Evans celebrated their success at an awards ceremony held at Hatherley Manor Hotel in Gloucester on Friday, October 12th. Guests were entertained by comedian Justin Moorhouse, who handed out awards to 23 ‘graduates’ of its apprenticeship programme, including 21 newly qualified electricians and two former business administration apprentices. In his welcome speech, Nathan Evans, Managing Director of Clarkson Evans, said: “We really look forward to…
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Berkeley Group names top apprentices
Thomas Olliver overcame an exceptional field to be named Best Electrical Apprentice at the 2018 Berkely Group Apprentice Awards. Working for K.T. Electrics on Berkeley’s East Broadacres development, Thomas is on his way to a level 3 in Electrical Installation. According to his employers, Thomas has taken full advantage of his training, learning from several experienced electricians and combining their best ways of working. He uses his initiative, focusses on…
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Leading apprentice wins 2018 ECA Edmundson Award
Left to right: Mark Felber, MD of Edmundson Electrical; Jack Teasdale of Opus Building Services and 2018 ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year, and Malcolm Crofts, President of ECA and MD of DH Crofts Ltd   21-year-old Jack Teasdale has been recognised as one of the country’s leading electrotechnical and engineering services apprentices, after winning the coveted 2018 ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award during an awards ceremony held yesterday (Wednesday 19 September) in…
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NICEIC and ELECSA announce Electrical Apprentice Competition 2019
NICEIC and ELECSA’s 2019 Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition is now open for entries. The competition, run in partnership with The Scolmore Group, measures the technical skills of electrical students across the UK. It consists of three different stages and regularly attracts more than 500 entrants. Technical Development Manager for NICEIC and ELECSA, Darren Staniforth said: “Over the past three years, we have seen the standard of applicants improve each…
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ECA to inspire future electricians and installers in Wales
ECA stand will showcase electrotechnical and engineering services industry to school leavers.   The electrotechnical engineers of tomorrow are being urged to attend this year’s Skills Cymru event at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, 10-11 October, during which numerous careers opportunities in the sector will be showcased by ECA and industry partners. ECA’s ‘Get Skilled’ stand will give young people invaluable insight into what it’s like to work in the modern…
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ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award finalists announced
Stiff competition for ‘Apprentice of the Year’ title Three leading young people from across the electrotechnical industry have reached the final of the ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award 2018. The final three who remain in competition to become ‘Apprentice of the Year’ are as follows: Jack Teasdale, OPUS Building Services Niall Watson, Derry Building Services Conor McCarthy, Darke and Taylor The independent judging panel undertook a rigorous process and noted that the…