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TESP calls for industry mentors with The Youth Group
TESP is calling for people from all corners of the electrotechnical industry to donate just 45 minutes of their time to mentor a young person. So far, The Youth Group has supported over 1.7 million young people across all sectors of UK industry. Under a new partnership, TESP is now working with The Youth Group to build a network of mentors with electrotechnical experience to inspire and inform young people about electrical…
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“The pandemic has impacted the traditional way we learn practical skills on-the-job but we’ve adapted and are all continuing to learn”
Faced with the unprecedented challenges and surprises of the past year, Dylan Andrew has turned negatives into positives and progressed with his development, preparing to begin the second year of his apprenticeship. The 23 year old, from Coatbridge in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, is currently undertaking a four-year apprenticeship with Mears. While many of his peers embarked on an apprenticeship soon after leaving school, Dylan went to college to study electrical…
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Construction summit focuses on future of apprenticeship training
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) welcomed around 150 representatives of large and small employers to its first digital construction summit. This allowed everyone to take a wide-ranging look at the skills needs of the sector, how they are being served by current apprenticeships, and how this can be improved upon. The summit will pre-empt the revision of apprenticeship standards across the occupational route and a review…
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SELECT stresses importance of correct electrical training routes with new guides
Campaigning trade association SELECT has launched a new series of recommended training routes to provide clear advice on the right path to becoming a qualified electrician in Scotland. Developed in partnership with The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP), the guidance is designed for both school leavers and those looking for a career in the electrical industry at any age. Crucially, the three routes clearly stress that becoming a fully qualified electrician can only be achieved with valid…
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Apprentice electrician highly commended in Bellway apprentice awards
18-year-old apprentice electrician, Tom Rafter, has been highly commended at Bellway’s annual Apprentice of the Year awards.Tom, from Maghull, Merseyside, is based at the company’s North West regional office in Hunts Cross, but works across a number of residential developments in the Merseyside and Lancashire regions. As reported by Business Up North, he was highly commended for his exemplary attitude, commitment and high standard of daily work. Bellway currently employs…
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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…