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Unite, SECTT and SJIB salute employers for ‘nurturing and encouraging’ electrical talent as training providers celebrate record intake
Union leaders and training providers have praised employers for “nurturing and encouraging” young electrical talent in a year that saw record numbers return to the classroom. Unite the Union, the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) and Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) have all saluted businesses for “supporting people, employers and the economy”. Apprentices and adult trainee numbers in Scotland’s electrotechnical sector are at their highest level for 12 years, with nearly 800 new learners…
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2022 Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers ranking open for entries
Entries are now open for the 2022 Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers ranking, which celebrates England’s highest-performing apprentice employers. Plus, this year, for the first time, small and medium sized (SME) businesses can also enter a new category honouring the Top 50 SME Apprenticeship Employers. The annual rankings not only showcase employers providing some of the country’s most successful apprenticeship programmes, but they help future apprentices, parents and career advisers identify opportunities with leading employers.…
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Calling all bright sparks… SkillELECTRIC 2022 now open for entries
Talented electrotechnical students are being encouraged to register for this year’s SkillELECTRIC competition. The application window is now open and runs until 01 April 2022. The event, which is organised by National Electrotechnical Training (NET) and is part of the WorldSkills UK competition network, is designed to promote and showcase high standards and skills across the electrotechnical industry. During the competition, entrants will be judged on a series of challenging…
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TESP reports surge in electrical apprenticeships
Electrotechnical apprenticeships for 2021/2022 has got off to a positive start with nearly 4,000 new apprentices recruited across England in the first three months of the academic year, The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) has reported. Figures from The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education show that the intake of electrical apprentices remained strong throughout the coronavirus pandemic, demonstrating the value employers place on apprenticeships as the preferred route for training.…
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WATCH NOW! FAQs on The Life of an Apprentice
Did you miss our live webinar on The Life of an Apprentice, including FAQs and Q&A session? Catch up on-demand now! During the talk, Jake Green, Technical Engagement Engineer at Scolmore Group, discusses some commonly asked questions from apprentices to help the modern day apprentice succeed on the tools and in the classroom. Watch now.
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JIB and ECS support National Apprenticeship Week
With this week marking National Apprenticeship Week the JIB and ECS are highlighting the reasons why an apprenticeship is the preferred route into the electrical industry. In England, apprenticeship funding is available for all ages, and the JIB has long promoted the benefits of apprenticeships as being one of the core ways the industry can bring through the next generation of skilled tradespeople and equip them with the necessary skills, knowledge,…
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Apprentices – enter Luceco Group’s competition to win!
To support National Apprenticeship Week, Luceco Group are running a competition with some fantastic prizes, to keep you illuminated and powered up on the job!  – Luceco inspection head torch – Luceco compact magnetic work light– Ross power bank Interested? Enter for your chance to win at: https://bit.ly/34EEMma