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SECTT highlights the importance of apprentices at AGM
The Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) marked its recent AGM (May 2021) with a new team at the top and a ringing affirmation of the vital importance of apprenticeships to the future of the electrical contracting industry in Scotland. The annual meeting of the proactive training provider elected Scott Foley (right), Regional Officer at Unite the Union, as its new Chair, with John Noble (left), Managing Director of John Noble Electrical Contractors, elected as Vice-Chair.…
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JTL supports employers with finding their perfect apprentice match
JTL, the leading national training provider for electrical and heating and plumbing apprenticeships, has launched a new campaign to guide employers through the process of taking on an apprentice whilst also highlighting the benefit of receiving up to £4,000 in government grants.  Its new campaign, ‘six simple steps to taking on an apprentice’, aims to alleviate any worries employers may have about taking on an apprentice whilst emphasising just how…
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Tutor case study: Joel Dalhouse
Joel Dalhouse is part of the teaching department at JTL. Working as tutor manager, Joel is not only involved in the teaching of apprenticeship courses, but his role also includes management of the electrical tutor team and those teaching the fire and security apprenticeship course. We spoke to Joel to find out more about his career and his role at JTL. Can you tell us about your career so far? My…
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Join our free, live webinar on career opportunities in the electrical industry!
Taking place on Wednesday 21 April 2021 at 13:00, Scolmore Group’s Darren Staniforth, Head of Technical Engagement, and Jake Green, Technical Engagement Engineer, will be discussing a variety of opportunities available within the electrical industry. Our free, live webinar, Career Opportunities in the Electrical Industry, will cover: What options are available once you qualify as an electrician?Where could your career go?What do you need to do in order to move into…
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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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JTL’s response to Covid testing
Jon Graham, chief executive, JTL:As chief executive of JTL, one of the largest work-based training providers in England and Wales which also receives the largest funding for 16-19-year-olds from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), I was horrified to learn that apprentices will not have access to Covid testing in their place of learning until at least April. This is despite the government ensuring those students aged 16-18 returning…
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Reunion appeal: East Midlands Electricity Board class of ’71!
In 1971, around 90 school leavers from across the East Midlands embarked on apprenticeships with the East Midlands Electricity Board training centre. Now, 50 years later, they have been invited to a reunion to mark the milestone.  As reported by the Northamptonshire Telegraph, Brian O’Brien, a trainee from Warwickshire, is keen to contact the East Midlands Electricity Board 1971 apprentice intake from Northamptonshire. Brian says, “September 6, 2021 marks a significant…