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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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Tradespeople say apprentices are the future of the industry but only a fifth hire one
Apprentices are crucial to tackle the skills shortage, research from omnichannel retailer Screwfix reveals. 9 in 10 tradespeople questioned agreed that apprentices are vital to the future of the industry, but only 18% currently hire one, and 31% said they would never hire one, highlighting a huge shortage of future tradespeople having the chance to learn a trade. Not being able to afford extra costs such as insurance and pensions…
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SkillELECTRIC strengthens partnership with Electric Center
SkillELECTRIC 2022 is benefitting from a significant donation of competition materials thanks to a renewed partnership with electrical wholesaler Electric Center. Electric Center is a trading name of Edmundson Electrical, who have supported SkillELECTRIC for over a decade. This year, the Electric Center brand and its industry-leading range of own label Acel products are now the focal point for the strengthened relationship. Across all national heats and the UK final,…
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More are now eligible for Level 3 funding
The Government’s ‘Lifetime Skills Guarantee’ has widened its eligibility criteria so now more can benefit from Level 3 course funding. Until recently, the initiative was only open to those who didn’t already have a Level 3 qualification. From April 2022, any adult in England who is unemployed or earning under £18,525 annually can now also receive free training from hundreds of colleges and training providers across the country, even if…
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International Women’s Day – Watch the CareerMap webinar
Marking International Women’s Day, you can hear from JTL apprentices and staff in a rescheduled webinar hosted by CareerMap on the 10th of March: ‘Why more females should consider careers as electricians and plumbers’. The panel included JTL representatives such as Lily Clarke, a successful learner turned Training Officer; Nikki Cowan (JTL Product Manager – Electrical); and Ibrahim Khan and Megan Wheatley of Darke & Taylor. Together, they discussed the reasons…
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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 +…