• 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.

  • Electrical industry assessment network comes together for NET Centre Conference

    The organisations responsible for assessing more than 5,000 apprentice electricians each year came together for the NET 2017 Centre Conference. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Apprentices report on Australian experiences

    Apprentices report on Australian experiences

    A report comparing the UK and Australian electrical contracting industries has been published by JIB Apprentice Exchange winners George Stickings and Josh Horton. 

    The two young men, who spent six weeks working in and around Brisbane, provided a detailed analysis on areas such as working practices, skills and competence, the role of apprentices and the industrial relations system.

  • Stiff competition for 'Apprentice of the Year' title

    The finalists for the ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award 2018 have now been announced and the competition looks to be fierce.

  • The Golden Ticket

    Willy Wonka eat your heart out. Thanks to JTL, electrical apprentices are now able to benefit from the company's ‘Golden Ticket’ initiative.

  • Addressing the UK skills crisis

    To help address the growing crisis of skills shortages across the UK economy, JTL has established a new ‘Trade Up’ campaign, with the view to offer advice and guidance to businesses unsure about the apprenticeship process.

  • Apprentice competition heats up

    After more than a month of marking and deliberation from the judges, the second stage of this year’s NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year Competition is now under way.

  • Rexel recognised at EDA Education & Training Awards

    Two Rexel colleagues have been recognised for their hard work and dedication at the recent EDA 2019 Education and Training Awards.