• Inspiring the next generation of tradespeople

    Global workwear brand Dickies has partnered with City of Bristol College to support students and apprentices who are preparing for a career in a range of vocational and technical trades and professions.

  • Rexel supports industry apprentices

    Rexel reflects on its apprenticeship scheme, and introduces one of its apprentices who has already gone on to become a mentor just a few years into her own career. 

  • EIC supports young talent through Apprentice Support Programme

    The Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) is encouraging the industry to show support for the charity's Apprentice Support Programme (ASP), designed to help young people reach their full potential in the electrical sector.

  • JTL set to host SkillELECTRIC heat

    Apprenticeship provider JTL has seen its Oxford training centre selected as a venue for one of the six heats of the 2019 SkillELECTRIC competition, which every year aims to search for the UK’s best young electrician.

  • ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year open for entries 


    Entries are now open for this year’s ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award, which aims to showcase the very best talent across ECA’s member businesses.

  • Report highlights increasing demand for skilled electricians

    A new labour market report on the electrotechnical industry has estimated that between 12,500 and 15,000 additional skilled electricians will be needed over the next five years to accommodate forecasted growth. 

  • Dickies sponsors SkillELECTRIC 2019

    Global workwear brand Dickies is sponsoring this year’s SkillELECTRIC, SkillPLUMB, SkillBuild and APL Landscaping competitions, as part of its ongoing efforts to support and champion the next generation of tradespeople.