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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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Notice re BS7671 Amendment 2
Following the launch of Amendment 2 of the BS7671 Wiring Regulations (A2:2022), NET has issued the following guidance around all AM2 assessments: The Section E online knowledge assessment will be version neutral and can be completed with either copy of BS7671.From 26 September 2022, online knowledge and practical assessments will incorporate Amendment 2 and will be assessed in line with the new Brown edition of the Wiring Regulations (BS7671:2018 +…
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Calling all bright sparks… SkillELECTRIC 2022 now open for entries
Talented electrotechnical students are being encouraged to register for this year’s SkillELECTRIC competition. The application window is now open and runs until 01 April 2022. The event, which is organised by National Electrotechnical Training (NET) and is part of the WorldSkills UK competition network, is designed to promote and showcase high standards and skills across the electrotechnical industry. During the competition, entrants will be judged on a series of challenging…
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TESP reports surge in electrical apprenticeships
Electrotechnical apprenticeships for 2021/2022 has got off to a positive start with nearly 4,000 new apprentices recruited across England in the first three months of the academic year, The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) has reported. Figures from The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education show that the intake of electrical apprentices remained strong throughout the coronavirus pandemic, demonstrating the value employers place on apprenticeships as the preferred route for training.…
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WATCH NOW! FAQs on The Life of an Apprentice
Did you miss our live webinar on The Life of an Apprentice, including FAQs and Q&A session? Catch up on-demand now! During the talk, Jake Green, Technical Engagement Engineer at Scolmore Group, discusses some commonly asked questions from apprentices to help the modern day apprentice succeed on the tools and in the classroom. Watch now.
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JIB and ECS support National Apprenticeship Week
With this week marking National Apprenticeship Week the JIB and ECS are highlighting the reasons why an apprenticeship is the preferred route into the electrical industry. In England, apprenticeship funding is available for all ages, and the JIB has long promoted the benefits of apprenticeships as being one of the core ways the industry can bring through the next generation of skilled tradespeople and equip them with the necessary skills, knowledge,…