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Diageo apprentice in running for prestigious award
As reported by the Daily Record, Cameron MacDonald, from Bathgate in West Lothian, has been shortlisted for the Scottish Apprentice Ambassador of the Year award. Nominated by his employer, Diageo, Cameron currently works at the company’s site in Blackgrange, Alloa, having joined Diageo as a modern apprentice in electrical engineering, before progressing as a graduate apprentice in engineering – electrical design and manufacture at Heriot Watt. Cameron was shortlisted by…
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“When I first got to see behind a switchboard, it looked like a bird’s nest to me. Now I love switchboard work.”
As featured in The Guardian, Terease Wallace struggled at school and fell into retail before she got her licence to become an apprentice electrician at 50. Here’s her story… I went through school in the 1970s and early 80s. I would get in trouble from teachers. I’d write words backwards or mix up the letters. I’d have all the right letters, but I’d mix them up and I wouldn’t even…
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Hundreds apply for 10 new apprentice roles with Tyne and Wear transport company
In January, Metro and bus operator Nexus announced vacancies for new apprenticeships across the business, in both operational roles and behind the scenes. Hundreds have already applied, reports Sunderland Echo, ahead of the 12 March deadline. Seven new recruits are being sought to work in Metro Infrastructure, including in signalling, track engineering, overhead line and electrical and mechanical operational roles. A further two business administration apprenticeship opportunities are also among…
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Light Planning Simplified
Learn how to make a hands-on light plan and TCO calculation with simple tools. If you’re interested in lighting, you should check out the Ledvance Training Centre, an online platform packed with bite-sized training videos covering a variety of lighting topics, including technology, products and applications. With short run times between eight and 24 minutes, they’re perfect to fit in around your apprenticeship, and you can dip in and out of…
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JTL’s response to the latest Homeserve report
The ‘UK Domestic Trade Skills Index’ is a new quarterly report from Homeserve Foundation, which provides comprehensive insights and analysis into the state of the nation’s trades skills. JTL, the leading national training provider for electrical and heating & plumbing apprenticeships, discusses the report’s findings. JTL’s Chief Executive, Jon Graham (pictured), says: “February’s UK Domestic Trade Skills Index highlights that a staggering 1.25 million extra construction trades workers and over…
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Housing group Adra launches training academy
Housing provider Adra has unveiled its new training academy, Academi Adra, designed to support more than 60 young people to develop new skills and access work opportunities across North Wales by 2022, through apprenticeships, work placements, graduate placements and trainee schemes. According to Business Live, Adra is kicking off its first two placements this February as part of the national Kickstart Scheme, creating work opportunities for 16- to 24-year-olds on…
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Scolmore gets serious in the smart home market
Having enjoyed many years of success with its smart wiring accessories range, Scolmore Group has now developed a brand new and comprehensive range of smart products under the Click Smart+ brand that takes its provision of smart home solutions to a whole new level. Designed to simplify and streamline connected home products – lighting controls, smart sockets, security cameras and sensors – the Click Smart+ range utilises Zigbee technology –…