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More power to employers in new ‘Skills Bill’
A new law recently passed through Government means that employers are now embedded at the heart of the skills system. The Skills and Post-16 Education Act in England has introduced a number of measures to improve the skills and training landscape, empower employers to drive up the quality of apprenticeships and prioritise green skills. In addition, schools will now be required to make sure all children get to meet training providers…
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More are now eligible for Level 3 funding
The Government’s ‘Lifetime Skills Guarantee’ has widened its eligibility criteria so now more can benefit from Level 3 course funding. Until recently, the initiative was only open to those who didn’t already have a Level 3 qualification. From April 2022, any adult in England who is unemployed or earning under £18,525 annually can now also receive free training from hundreds of colleges and training providers across the country, even if…
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Domestic Electrician apprenticeship receives green light
The domestic electrical market in England now has a formal, funded training structure following the approval of the new Domestic Electrician Level 3 apprenticeship standard. With the new apprenticeship, approved this week by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, domestic electrical work now has its own clear identity with an industry standard and assessment route agreed by employers.  Three years in duration, the apprenticeship standard provides a comprehensive Level…
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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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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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‘Rogue Trainers’ campaign launched by TESP
The risks associated with unscrupulous training providers are being highlighted in a new and creative campaign from The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP).   Using the strapline ‘Don’t get taken for a ride by Rogue Trainers’, an animated video shows a man getting drawn into a house of horrors by false claims, which turn out to be not all they seem.  Aimed at people outside of the industry looking to become a…
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TESP searches for Electrotechnical Ambassadors
Are you passionate about the electrotechnical industry? Could you use your experience and enthusiasm to inspire the next generation to choose a career in the sector? The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) is working with the UK-wide STEM Ambassador Programme to ask people from all walks of the industry to become an ‘Electrotechnical Ambassador’. By joining the 33,000-strong network of STEM Ambassadors you can volunteer in a way that suits you,…