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SkillELECTRIC to return in 2022
Unfortunately due to the practical requirements of the SkillELECTRIC competition and the ongoing disruption caused by coronavirus lockdowns; it has been agreed it is not possible to run a UK-wide programme of SkillELECTRIC activity in 2021. SkillELECTRIC says it is working on improvements to the competition and resources ready for re-launching in 2022 and will announce the new cycle later in the year. To register your interest for taking part…
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Electrical engineer wins Ambassador of the Year at Scottish Apprenticeship Awards
Electrical engineer Cameron MacDonald was crowned Ambassador of the Year at the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards, held earlier this month. As reported by Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser, 21-year-old Cameron, who is an operational technology lead at Diageo’s Alloa base in Clackmannanshire, volunteers his time to promote apprenticeships at schools and events. He said: “It’s a great privilege to win and it’s not something I ever thought would happen. “My main goal…
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JTL welcomes the new skills investments announced in the spring budget
The leading work-based training provider in England and Wales, JTL, has welcomed the increased incentives for apprenticeships and traineeships announced in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s spring budget, in the hope they will support employers to take on apprentices.  The financial incentives introduced as part of the Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs last year, offered employers £2,000 to take on apprentices aged 16 to 24 and £1,500 for those aged 25 and over.…
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Scottish Minister echoes praise for employers’ commitment to training
Minister Jamie Hepburn has joined influential training providers, the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) and the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB), in saluting Scotland’s employers for continuing to support young talent during COVID-19. The industry bodies have applauded businesses for recruiting, training and nurturing trainees during the pandemic and say their dedication is the perfect example of “business backing talent” – the theme of Scottish Apprenticeship Week (March 1-5). Anne Galbraith, chief executive…
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Light Planning Simplified
Learn how to make a hands-on light plan and TCO calculation with simple tools. If you’re interested in lighting, you should check out the Ledvance Training Centre, an online platform packed with bite-sized training videos covering a variety of lighting topics, including technology, products and applications. With short run times between eight and 24 minutes, they’re perfect to fit in around your apprenticeship, and you can dip in and out of…
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JTL’s response to the latest Homeserve report
The ‘UK Domestic Trade Skills Index’ is a new quarterly report from Homeserve Foundation, which provides comprehensive insights and analysis into the state of the nation’s trades skills. JTL, the leading national training provider for electrical and heating & plumbing apprenticeships, discusses the report’s findings. JTL’s Chief Executive, Jon Graham (pictured), says: “February’s UK Domestic Trade Skills Index highlights that a staggering 1.25 million extra construction trades workers and over…
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From Electrical Apprentice to Business Owner – Richard Sagar
In the last of a series of case studies in support of National Apprenticeship Week (8-14 February), The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) presents Richard Sagar’s story from apprentice to business owner! In this video, Richard explains his journey from apprentice electrician to owner of luxury home automation business Sagar Smart Homes. Find out about his experiences and how his apprenticeship benefitted him… You can find more information about the electrical industry…