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JTL launches first apprenticeship academy in partnership with Enerveo
JTL, the leading work-based learning provider in England and Wales, has recently partnered with Enerveo to launch its first apprenticeship academy.  The academy will see 20 JTL trainees undertake a six-week traineeship before beginning their apprenticeship with Enerveo, one of the UK’s leading electrical contracting businesses that offers a uniquely broad scope of services, specialising in new energy solutions to support the UK path to net zero carbon. The goal…
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Tommy Rice, Alex Jolley and Michelle Robinson named winners at the JTL National Apprentice Awards 2022
JTL, the leading national training provider for electrical, plumbing and heating apprenticeships, has named Tommy Rice, Alex Jolley and Michelle Robinson as its winners in this year’s National Apprentice of the Year awards, which took place at The Victory Services Club in London on the 20th July. Leicestershire-based Michelle, who works for Electract’s inspection and testing team since finishing her apprenticeship with them, was named the winner of the JTL National Apprentice of the Year Award for…
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Once an electrician not always an electrician 
Jake Green, technical engagement manager with Click Scolmore, one of the UK’s leading names in wiring accessories, talks about the different paths his career has taken since he first completed his apprenticeship back in 2012. Like many in the industry, a career as an electrician was my main focus during the three years that I undertook my apprenticeship at Bedford College under the NICEIC training programme. I started my apprenticeship…
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Winners of the JTL Employer Recognition Awards officially announced
JTL, the leading work-based learning provider in England and Wales, has announced the winners of its 2022 Employer Recognition Awards. The awards process, which takes place annually, recognises employers who have shown remarkable levels of support and commitment toward their JTL apprentices. With six award winners this year, it has taken a considerable level of consistency and merit for each winner to stand out amongst JTL’s considerably large employer base. …
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Why the construction industry needs to investigate alternative paths to entry to address the ongoing pain of skills shortages
By Emma Dickson, Technical Director at Arcadis and industry co-chair of the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum’s Skills and Workforce sub group Employers in the construction industry in Scotland hardly need to be reminded of the skills shortages which are hampering the industry as it continues to focus on recovery – shortages which are coming close to threatening the sector’s long-term health. The fact that demand for skills is outstripping supply is…
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Apprenticeships and regulation are priorities for Alistair Grant as he’s elected President of leading electrical trade body SELECT 
A veteran small business owner with more than 40 years’ experience in the electrical industry has been elected as the new President of SELECT, Scotland’s largest construction trade association. Respected professional Alistair Grant pledged to put apprenticeships and regulation of the sector top of his agenda after taking up his post at the body’s AGM earlier this month (June 1). The new President established his family-run business, Alistair Grant Electrical, in 1982, and has built up…
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JIB highlights membership benefits as electrical apprenticeships surge
With The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) reporting a surge in electrical apprentices earlier this year, the Joint Industry Board (JIB) is issuing a reminder of the benefits JIB membership can deliver for apprentices and their employers. The JIB is an impartial organisation that sets the standards for employment, welfare, grading and apprentice training in the electrical contracting industry. Its work is targeted at improving the industry, its status and productivity.…