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First stage of the Electrical Apprentice of the Year Competition comes to an end

More than 540 electrical students battle it out to claim top prize.

  • More than 540 electrical students take part in first stage of competition.
  • Top 20% of students from stage one will go on to the second stage – written exam held at several locations across the UK.
  • Top 8 from second stage will go to the final stage of competition.

The first stage of The Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition has now closed.

More than 540 electrical students have completed the first stage of the competition – an online exam comprising of 40 multiple choice questions relating to electrical installations.

Darren Staniforth, group senior technical presenter for NICEIC and ELECSA said:

“It is great to see so many people getting involved in this year’s competition.

This is the fifth year we have run The Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition and we are delighted to see so many young apprentices take part. This has been made possible by our partners, The Scolmore Group and Voltimum, and the determination of employers and colleges who understand the importance of promoting electrical apprenticeships to the next generation.”

The top 20% of entrants from stage one will go on to the second heat of the competition where they will take part in a 1 ½ hour written exam, to be held at several locations across the UK. Details on stage two locations will be announced in the coming weeks.

The top 8 students from the second heat will go on to take part in the grand final on Tuesday 2nd June 2020, at the headquarters of one of the competition partners, The Scolmore Group, where they will complete a series of practical tests followed by a technical interview with NICEIC and ELECSA Technical Experts.

For more information about The Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition, please visit www.niceic.com/apprentice.

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