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SELECT stresses importance of correct electrical training routes with new guides
Campaigning trade association SELECT has launched a new series of recommended training routes to provide clear advice on the right path to becoming a qualified electrician in Scotland. Developed in partnership with The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP), the guidance is designed for both school leavers and those looking for a career in the electrical industry at any age. Crucially, the three routes clearly stress that becoming a fully qualified electrician can only be achieved with valid…
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Apprentice electrician highly commended in Bellway apprentice awards
18-year-old apprentice electrician, Tom Rafter, has been highly commended at Bellway’s annual Apprentice of the Year awards.Tom, from Maghull, Merseyside, is based at the company’s North West regional office in Hunts Cross, but works across a number of residential developments in the Merseyside and Lancashire regions. As reported by Business Up North, he was highly commended for his exemplary attitude, commitment and high standard of daily work. Bellway currently employs…
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SkillELECTRIC to return in 2022
Unfortunately due to the practical requirements of the SkillELECTRIC competition and the ongoing disruption caused by coronavirus lockdowns; it has been agreed it is not possible to run a UK-wide programme of SkillELECTRIC activity in 2021. SkillELECTRIC says it is working on improvements to the competition and resources ready for re-launching in 2022 and will announce the new cycle later in the year. To register your interest for taking part…
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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…