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Appetite for an electrical career soars as number of new apprentices and adult trainees in Scotland reaches highest figure for 12 years
Scotland’s electrical training body has saluted an “excellent” start to the academic year after the number of electrical apprentices and adult trainees beginning their studies reached a 12-year high. More than 800 new learners have enrolled on the Electrical Apprenticeship and Adult Trainee Programmes for 2021, with colleges and training centres reporting full classrooms as future professionals take their first steps on the electrical ladder. The intake is the highest…
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As exam results approach in Scotland, SELECT urges youngsters to embrace the electrical revolution and enjoy a rewarding career
As youngsters prepare to receive their exam results across Scotland this week (Tuesday 10 August), Scotland’s largest construction trade association is encouraging school-leavers to make their future an electric one.  Thousands of teenagers will currently be mulling over their life choices – and SELECT says an electrical apprenticeship is the first step to an exciting and fulfilling career that offers significant potential and rewards.  The trade body points to recent figures that showed a…
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SECTT highlights the importance of apprentices at AGM
The Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) marked its recent AGM (May 2021) with a new team at the top and a ringing affirmation of the vital importance of apprenticeships to the future of the electrical contracting industry in Scotland. The annual meeting of the proactive training provider elected Scott Foley (right), Regional Officer at Unite the Union, as its new Chair, with John Noble (left), Managing Director of John Noble Electrical Contractors, elected as Vice-Chair.…
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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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Scottish Minister echoes praise for employers’ commitment to training
Minister Jamie Hepburn has joined influential training providers, the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) and the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB), in saluting Scotland’s employers for continuing to support young talent during COVID-19. The industry bodies have applauded businesses for recruiting, training and nurturing trainees during the pandemic and say their dedication is the perfect example of “business backing talent” – the theme of Scottish Apprenticeship Week (March 1-5). Anne Galbraith, chief executive…