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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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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 –…
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From Electrical Apprentice to Business Owner – Richard Sagar
In the last of a series of case studies in support of National Apprenticeship Week (8-14 February), The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) presents Richard Sagar’s story from apprentice to business owner! In this video, Richard explains his journey from apprentice electrician to owner of luxury home automation business Sagar Smart Homes. Find out about his experiences and how his apprenticeship benefitted him… You can find more information about the electrical industry…
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You Do The Maths – Electrical Careers – Dillon Jones
As an electrical apprentice you’ll need to use maths in your workplace. In support of National Apprenticeship Week (8-14 February), The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) is sharing some fantastic apprenticeship case studies.Check out another of TESP’s You Do the Maths videos from the Electrical Careers website below. This time, Dillon Jones shows how he applied practical maths to calculate the size of generator needed for a project. If you know…
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JIB supports National Apprenticeship Week
The JIB is proud to support National Apprenticeship Week, the annual celebration of apprenticeships which shines a light on the amazing work being done by employers and apprentices across the country. The week-long celebration brings together apprenticeship ambassadors, training providers, apprentices, parents and employers and highlights the work being done across the whole apprenticeship community to promote apprenticeships and their impact. If you’re an electrical apprentice and either registered with…
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Free bite-sized courses available to electrical trade
Learn about Power Up – the FREE resource offering bite-sized digital courses for the industry. Courses are created to understand the continued professional training needs for the electrical industry. It is designed to enable JTL to support you throughout your career with relevant on-going guidance and information. In this session JTL Technical Trainer Ali Bullough talks about the importance of apprenticeships and the need for continued professional training and how…
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“If you work hard, the sky really is the limit!”
In support of National Apprenticeship Week 2021 (8-14 February), we caught up with Joel Collins, a recently graduated JTL apprentice and now an Electrical Design Engineer for a building services consultancy. Here, he explains why he chose his apprenticeship, what he learnt and what advice he’d give to anyone considering a similar path. What made you decide to do an apprenticeship rather than take a different path?I wanted to gain skills and knowledge while…