• Hungary to learn

    Schneider Electric has launched an installer training programme for its range of High Power Canalis Busbar electrical distribution systems, set to take place at a purpose-built training facility in Hungary.

  • Launch of electrical training for business division

    This summer the Trade Skills 4U group launches its new corporate division, Trade Skills Business, offering electrical training programmes for business.

    The new division will focus on delivering quality practical and theoretical electrical training solutions to commercial businesses wanting a more bespoke service tailored to individual needs.

  • Grasp 10% levy move

    Large employers are now able to transfer their levy funds to other organisations.

    DTL (Development Training Ltd) has cautioned firms will have to manage the process well to maximise the potential business benefits. It also warned the move is adding more complexity to a system that many employers have had difficulty in understanding.

  • Modern apprenticeships for utilities sector

    A national training provider to the utilities sector has won a contract from Skills Development Scotland to deliver Modern Apprenticeships.

     The new round of funding will cover at least 45 new apprenticeship places.

  • Keep up to speed with disability access requirements

    Bsria will be launching a three day industry course: Disability Access Legislation & Surveys to ensure compliance with the DAA (Disability Access Audit).

    The audit is evaluation of a building or service and its accessibility to disabled people.

  • Full steam ahead

    Electricians can keep up to speed with the 18th Edition Wiring Regs, with a new online course provided by the IET.

    The course is suitable for those needing working knowledge of BS 7671, including electrical installers, designers, specifiers and those working in the inspection and testing of electrical equipment, and will prepare electricians for the City & Guilds 2382:18 exam.

  • Charging infrastructure demand unprecedented

    Over the past five years, Electric Vehicle (EV) registrations have increased from 3,500 to 155,000 and demand for reliable charging infrastructure to support this is unprecedented.

    Logic4training now has on offer an Electric Vehicle Charging Point Installer course, a qualification developed in partnership with industry specialist, Rolec.

  • Digital transformation of built environment sector

    The IET is hoping to be heavily involved in any digital transformation of the built environment.

    Rick Hartwig, IET policy lead for built environment, said: “We are inspired by the ambition of the sector deal. The IET is looking forward to playing a role in improving the quality of our built environment and making a step change in productivity. We aim to support the digital transformation of the sector.

  • Success builds for Select

    Another year of successful awareness raising, outreach and training initiatives was recorded at the AGM of Select, the campaigning trade body for the electrotechnical industry in Scotland.

    Select, a Scottish campaigning training body, has seen continued success in the last year at its AGM. Kevin Griffin was re-elected as president of Select and Kenny Duncan was re-elected as vice president at the meeting and Technical Update, held in Inverkeithing, Fife.

  • New managing director at Select

    Representative organisations’ specialist Darrell Matthews has been appointed by Select, the campaigning trade body for the electrotechnical sector in Scotland, as its new managing director, replacing Newell McGuiness.

    Matthews, who has been working in tandem with Newell during a handover period, has a wide range of commercial experience, most recently with industry bodies such as EEF, the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institute of Directors.

  • ECITB backs budding engineers to build industry careers

    Aspiring engineers have the opportunity to apply for a place on a prestigious year-long course to help launch a career in engineering construction.

    Funded by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) and delivered by 11 colleges and training providers across England and Wales, the Introduction to Engineering Construction (ITEC) course equips young people with the skills, qualifications and behaviours to prepare them for employment.

  • Gateshead KNX Training Academy opens up new opportunities

    The opportunity to test his skills on some of the most prestigious homes in the North East is now part of the regular working day for electrician Gary Warne.

  • Foster heads up JTL marketing and communications

    Work-based learning company JTL has appointed a new head of marketing and communications. Cathie Foster joins the provider of apprenticeships in the electrical and plumbing and heating sectors based at its Birmingham Centre of Excellence.

  • JTL reports ‘excellent year’ for apprenticeship recruitment

    JTL, apprenticeship provider in the building services engineering sector, has reported a hugely successful twelve months on the apprenticeship recruitment front.

    In the year 2014/15, the company achieved in excess of 2000 starts across England and Wales for the first time since 2007/08.

  • Klein Tools and Super Rod donate £1m of products for apprentices in JTL’s National Centre of Excellence

    Klein Tools and Super Rod, a leader in wire installation tools, have announced a significant financial investment in the United Kingdom’s JTL, a training program in the electrical sector

  • Taster day sparks real interest

    A group of women interested in finding out more about becoming an electrician have attended a special event at The Sheffield College.

  • New Napit website launched

    Napit has launched a brand new website, making it easier than ever before for tradespeople to join, self-certify their work, manage their membership and boost their online presence.

    With an uncluttered design, intuitive navigation, and fully interactive feel,  has been completely redesigned to offer a vastly improved user experience.

  • Free taster session for females looking for a career with real spark

    Women and girls wanting a career with real spark are being urged to attend an electrical engineering event in Sheffield this month.

    A free taster session explaining what a career as an electrician involves is taking place for women of all ages – whether it’s school pupils looking at their options or women who want a career change.

  • JIB Skills Development Fund relaunches

    The Joint Industry Board has relaunched it training support programme and is running a campaign to encourage JIB companies and employees to take advantage of funding opportunities under the scheme.

  • Apprentice Exchange winner announced

    Twenty-five year old Samantha Jones has been named winner of the 2015 Apprentice Exchange Programme, organised by the Joint Industry Board (JIB).

    Employed by Melvin John Electrical in Coleford, Gloucester, Jones will fly out to the United States in May and spend six weeks living and working in New York. During her trip she will learn how electrical contracting works in the country and will act as an ambassador for the UK industry.

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