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Education secretary: “Further education and skills will be a big priority”
Education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has underlined the vital role of further education and skills. On his first visit in post, Williamson visited the Royal Mail’s mail centre in Leeds, where he met and spoke with some of the company’s 460 apprentices. Williamson said, “Further education and skills will be a big priority for this government and it’s fantastic to see, first-hand today, how apprenticeships can help people land a great…
Valuable work experience
Scolmore’s Ian Hunter tells us why the skills he learned as an electrical apprentice have continued to benefit him, even after he left the tools behind. Here at Electrical Apprentice, we like to examine just how influential electrotechnical apprenticeships have been to the successful careers of individuals around the industry. Here, Ian Hunter, Group Commercial Director at the Scolmore Group explains how his electrical apprenticeship led him from being on the tools to…
The sky is your limit!
Paul McNaughton, Managing Director at Darke & Taylor, believes that there is a long and rewarding career waiting for apprentices who have the motivation to succeed. There aren’t many people who can say they have dedicated over 40 years of service to one company and one industry. Paul McNaughton started as an apprentice for Darke & Taylor back in the 1970s and is now the Managing Director. His success is a…
Have you downloaded the JIB Apprentice App?
If you’ve not already heard of the JIB, they’re the organisation that run the ECS card scheme and also look after other areas such as employment standards for the electrical industry. Download the JIB Apprentice App to find out more about ECS cards and lots more – it’s an essential guide to your apprenticeship and – especially if you’re employed by a JIB member – will give you full details…
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Top tips for completing your apprenticeship
We asked lecturers around the UK to provide their top tips that learners should follow to pass their apprenticeship with flying colours. Know and understand the qualification you are studying to get a good understanding of the units involved, when they will be delivered and the type of assignments you will be set. Try to be proactive in completing assignments and set aside time or make a plan so as…