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Last chance to enter apprentice competition

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There is just one week left to enter this year’s NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year competition.

More than 550 electrical apprentices have already taken the stage one exam as they bid to be crowned the next Apprentice of the Year.

Darren Staniforth, NICEIC and ELECSA’s senior technical presenter said: “We have had a great response so far, but there is still time for anyone who wants to give it a go to get involved.

“As the most recognised names in the industry, NICEIC and ELECSA have a responsibility to work with, encourage and promote apprenticeships and careers in the electrical industry to the next generation.

“We have some fantastic prizes on offer, courtesy of competition partner Scolmore, and it’s not just the students who get to take home all the prizes – colleges and employers can also win something so I am hopeful it will be another record breaking year.”

The competition has three stages with the final eight contestants taking part in a 

final at Scolmore’s Tamworth offices in June.

The eight finalists will each receive a brand new iPad, with a £2,000 holiday voucher being awarded to the overall winner. There will also be two runners up prizes of a £750 holiday voucher and a £250 holiday voucher.

Registration for Stage One is open now.

* Stage 1: The first stage is an online exam open to all students comprising of 40 questions relating to electrical installations.

* Stage 2: The top performing 20% from stage one will go to the second stage of the contest – a written 1 ? hour exam that will be held at several locations across the UK. The top eight performing students will then go through to the Grand Final

* Stage 3: The final will take place in June 2019 at the headquarters of competition partner, Scolmore Group. The 8 finalists will complete several practical tests and tasks under the watchful eye of Jake Green, Tony Cable and Darren Staniforth before the winner of the 2019 NICEIC and ELECSA Electrical Apprentice of the Year is announced at an awards evening.

NICEIC and ELECSA are trading names of Certsure LLP a wholly owned subsidiary of The Electrical Safety Council and Electrical Contractors’ Association, NICEIC and ELECSA maintain and publishes registers of electrical contractors that it has assessed against particular scheme requirements (including the technical standard of electrical work). The register includes the national Roll of Approved Contractors (established in 1956). NICEIC and ELECSA Domestic Installers have, since January 2005, been authorised to self-certify their domestic installation work as compliant with the Building Regulations for England and Wales.


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