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Bag a prize in Schneider Electric’s rugby competition!
Don’t miss your chance to win gifts, trophies and rugby merchandise in Schneider Electric’s rugby competition. Prizes include a Samsung TV, Samsung sound bar and £500 Amazon gift voucher. Open to mySchneider Electrician portal users, registrations for the competition – in association with Pick&Go – close on 18 September. For each round, entrants will predict the winning team as well as the margin of victory, with more accurate predictions resulting…
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Hands-on electrical experience with The Prince’s Trust
Hillcrest Maintenance, based in Dundee, Scotland, has teamed up with The Prince’s Trust to offer a local young person the opportunity to get hands-on experience in electrical installation. As reported by Scottish Housing News, The Prince’s Trust’s six-week employment initiative, ‘Get Into Electrical’, gives unemployed young people a chance to develop the necessary skills to help them unlock their potential and take the first step towards a career in a trade.…
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Education secretary: “Further education and skills will be a big priority”
Education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has underlined the vital role of further education and skills. On his first visit in post, Williamson visited the Royal Mail’s mail centre in Leeds, where he met and spoke with some of the company’s 460 apprentices. Williamson said, “Further education and skills will be a big priority for this government and it’s fantastic to see, first-hand today, how apprenticeships can help people land a great…
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Government urges women to consider careers in engineering
The government has called on women of all ages to consider engineering careers, highlighting the opportunities provided by major infrastructure projects like HS2. With women currently representing just 12% of the engineering workforce and 18% of the transport sector workforce, hiring more women is essential for the delivery of major transport infrastructure projects like HS2 and the Heathrow expansion. It is estimated that, by 2033, there will be a combined…
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#AskTheExpert – Ask Darren and Jake your questions
Who better to help you through your apprenticeship than the best experts around? Is there something in the classroom you can’t get your head around? Maybe you’re struggling to pick something up on-site but you don’t want to tell your boss. Or perhaps you are ready to invest in some tools and products, but you don’t know where to spend your money. Your worries are over, as we’ve teamed up…
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Good luck Thomas! Kazan awaits…
It’s not long now until WorldSkills 2019, where 37 members of Team UK will travel to Kazan, Russia, to take part in the ‘world championship of skills’. Thomas, employed by Blues Electrical in Cardiff, was not only a finalist in the 2017 SkillELECTRIC UK final, but he was also chosen to compete at EuroSkills 2018 in Budapest. Earlier in the year he once again excelled during the Team UK selection…
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Electrical installation at home made easy
While you prepare for your future in the electrical industry, it’s good to know there are solutions out there that will continue to support you in your career. One such service is ABB’s My World of Installation. Designed to make installations easier, the range of solutions and services in My World of Installation features everything you need for home applications, covering all levels of installation requirements. With this comprehensive package,…