Hudson Contract is celebrating having helped more than 80 apprentices begin a career in construction with its ground-breaking Apprentice Sponsorship Scheme. The professional workplace construction audit and contract solutions provider is dedicated to investing in the future of construction. Now, it is encouraging other firms to host similar schemes to help address the skills shortage in the industry.

The struggle to recruit skilled workers is a recurring concern within the UK manufacturing industry. Earlier this year an EEF report revealed three-quarters of manufacturers have struggled to recruit skilled workers in the last three years. This doesn’t reflect the situation at Fanuc UK, who receives in excess of 50 applications for every vacancy and over 30 for most apprenticeship posts advertised, said Andy Armstrong, UK sales and marketing manager.

As part of its commitment to supporting the next generation of electricians and inspiring others to take up electrical apprenticeships, Martindale Electric was delighted to sponsor this year’s SkillElectric 2016, the electrical industry’s skills competition.

Appointment of UK & European Managing Director

The LED Group is pleased to announce the recent promotion of John Humphery to UK & European Managing Director

In his new position, John will draw on his extensive sales and marketing experience to bring fresh energy and a harmonised approach to our European business.

Napit has announced after successful trials in 2016 the Napit Keep Busy Scheme, powered by Quotatis, has been launched nationwide, exclusively for Napit members.

Morgan Sindall Professional Services (MSPS) and its sister business Underground Professional Services (UnPS) is near to completing the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) for a 22 kilometre underground cable tunnel for National Grid, one of the most technically challenging projects of its type ever proposed.

Could you be a lucky winner? Join the Electrical Industries Charity’s Powerlottery and be in with a chance to win big while supporting people in the electrical industry.

Smart lighting start-up Gooee, creator of a ‘full stack’ cloud-based platform that connects lighting manufacturers to the IoT, has extended its international reach to South America by partnering with the Lumicenter Lighting Group, the Brazilian provider of conventional and LED lighting solutions.

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