• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bursary helps more women in to electrical industry

    NICEIC has been helping more women into the electrical industry through its Jobs for the Girls Bursary Scheme.

    The scheme offers grants to women already working in the industry or looking to get a helping hand at the start of their career. It is open to females of all ages and designed to cover training or other associated costs up to a maximum of £500.

  • Role model of the year announced at UK Construction Week

    Breaking down barriers in construction, Arleta Andreasik-Paton, an engineering project manager at Aecom, has been named Role Model of the Year at UK Construction Week (UKCW).

    Recognised for her passion for inspiring the next generation into construction, Andreasik-Paton was presented with her award by Steph McGovern, journalist at BBC Breakfast and Barbara Res, the female engineer behind Trump Tower, at UKCW on 10 October.

  • JTL chief executive responds to good news in Budget

    JTL chief executive Jon Graham welcomed the chancellor's announcement in this week's Budget of a reduction in the level of contribution required from SMEs, towards the cost of apprenticeships, at a time when the numbers of apprenticeships being started in England is well down on the previous year. 

  • Success at Asian Apprenticeship awards

    Apprenticeship training organisation JTL had a successful night at the recent Asian Apprenticeship Awards held at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground, the home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club.

  • Call to action for investment in training

    The UK is on the verge of what is probably the most momentous change to its business climate since it entered the Common Market 40 years ago, and yet the construction sector is struggling to meet historical challenges, let alone those which it will inevitably face post-Brexit.

  • Access denied

    JTL has voiced ‘serious concerns’ over schools’ lack of compliance with the Baker Clause, preventing JTL and other training providers from informing pupils of their options post full time education.

  • Feeling the pinch

    Big firms will apparently feel the pain of the Apprenticeship Levy this spring, when the first wave of levy payments will be wiped from their accounts unless they have invested them in training apprentices.

  • 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.