• Free taster session for females looking for a career with real spark

    Women and girls wanting a career with real spark are being urged to attend an electrical engineering event in Sheffield this month.

    A free taster session explaining what a career as an electrician involves is taking place for women of all ages – whether it’s school pupils looking at their options or women who want a career change.

  • Taster day sparks real interest

    A group of women interested in finding out more about becoming an electrician have attended a special event at The Sheffield College.

  • Thousands of jobs at risk over proposed slash to Feed in Tariff

    NICEIC and ELECSA fear thousands of jobs could be at risk following government plans to slash the Feed in Tariff (FiT) rates for solar PV by up to 87%.

    The cuts, due to be implemented in January 2016, would see FiT payments for new solar panels drop to less than 2p per unit of electricity. This means homeowners would receive up to, on average, £190 less in subsidy payments annually, compared to current FiT rates.

  • Domestic ventilation systems

    Certification body NICEIC can now offer a new competency qualification for installers of Domestic Ventilation Systems.

    The new assessment package has been mapped against the relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS) and has been approved by SummitSkills - the Sector Skills Council for the building services engineering sector.

  • NICEIC and Elecsa launch Apprentice of the Year contest

    NICEIC and Elecsa have announced the launch of their Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition.

    The competition, which will recognise the talents of the brightest electrical students in the UK, is open to all level 3 students.

  • Cinematic success for 18th Edition

    NICEIC and Elecsa’s live cinema event last week saw a broadcast on the new 18th Edition wiring regulations, beamed via satellite to 40 cinema screens simultaneously. 

    The 18th Edition seminar was broadcast from the Faraday Theatre, at The Royal Institution. Hosted by Darren Staniforth and Alan Wells, the talk focused on the changes included in the new regulations and what it will mean for electricians in their day-to-day work.

  • 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.

  • Contractors undertake training in variety of ways

    More than 1 000 contractors have now taken and passed their 18th Edition training with NICEIC and ELECSA.

    The 18th Edition launched in July this year with electrical contractors given a six-month transition period to get up to speed with the changes.

  • Contractors head North for the latest on the 18th Edition

    More than 450 electricians attended Aintree racecourse in Liverpool recently for NICEIC and ELECSA’s Live North event.

    With just over one month to go until the launch of the 18th Edition contractors were able to access a variety of technical talks from some of the nation’s leading electrical experts.

  • Massive boost to charity fundraising

    The Electrical Industries Trading Company, in support of the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC), is thrilled to announce powerBall 2018 was a tremendous success and raised over £160,000. With dozens of companies and individuals donating £1,000 each in support of those who are suffering with mental health issues. Electrical Review editor, Elinore Mackay, was delighted to be able to support the charity on the evening.

  • Regional shows attract record number of contractors ahead of 18th Edition introduction

    NICEIC and ELECSA’s latest Tech Talk series has attracted record crowds as contractors prepare for the upcoming introduction of the 18th Edition.

    More than 3,000 contractors have now booked to attend one of the 23 regional shows.

  • Last chance to enter apprentice competition

    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.

  • Rogue trader jailed following investigation

    A man has been jailed for carrying out dangerous work while posing as a registered electrician.

  • The Wire  

    NICEIC and ELECSA are offering registered contractors technical information and business advice via free online webinars dubbed ‘The Wire’.

  • 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.

  • UK home owners put their homes in danger by not regularly checking their appliances

    Research from the Consumer Protection Alliance has found that over half of Brits (55%) do not unplug electric appliances that are not designed to be left on, whilst 52% do not know how to test their smoke alarm for functionality.

  • Robert Llewellyn announced as Live South guest speaker

    TV star and electric vehicle advocate Robert Llewellyn will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Live South event, hosted by NICEIC and ELECSA. 

  • Tradesmen fined for life threatening electrical work 

    A builder and electrician have been fined for carrying out dangerous (not to mention shoddy) electrical work on a domestic property in Dudley. 

  • NICEIC and SELECT support Protection of Title for electricians

    SELECT and the NICEIC have issued a joint statement supporting new regulations to help consumers and competent qualified electricians.

  • Electrical contractors gather at Live South event

    More than 400 electricians attended Epsom Downs Racecourse for NICEIC and ELECSA’s Live South event.

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