• 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.

  • JIB Skills Development Fund relaunches

    The Joint Industry Board has relaunched it training support programme and is running a campaign to encourage JIB companies and employees to take advantage of funding opportunities under the scheme.

  • 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.

  • TV’s Steph McGovern to present ECA Awards

    Popular broadcaster Steph McGovern is set to host this year’s ECA Industry Awards Dinner, taking place on Friday 7th June 2019.

  • JIB appoints new head of membership

    The Joint Industry Board (JIB) has appointed Roger Horne as its new head of membership.

  • Fall in reportable accidents amongst electrical contractors

    The latest accident statistics for electrical contracting businesses, employing over 13,000 operatives in total, show a further reduction in the accident rate in 2018. 

  • JIB appoints new chief executive 

    The Joint Industry Board for the electrical contracting industry (JIB) has announced the appointment of Jay Parmar as its new chief executive.

  • Design & Verification funding now available from JIB

    Electricians working for JIB member companies can now gain funding towards the Level 4 Design and Verification of Electrical Installations qualification. 

  • ECS Registered Electrician reaches 20,000 milestone

    Over 20,000 ECS cardholders have now signed up for ECS Registered Electrician status.

  • ECS Check system now available in Northern Ireland

    The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme’s ECS Check system is now operational and approved as a pilot that meets the Licence to Practise (LtP) requirements on government public sector construction contracts in Northern Ireland.