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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 and SJIB praise employers who have ‘stepped up’ during crisis to hire record numbers of apprentices
Leading training bodies the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) and Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) have saluted Scotland’s employers after a record number of apprentices were welcomed into the electrical sector. A total of 738 new entrants to the industry were recruited in 2021, confounding fears that recruitment could be a casualty of the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. SECTT says the new cohort exceeded all expectations, being nearly 50% up on…
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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…