Training

  • Gateshead KNX Training Academy opens up new opportunities

    The opportunity to test his skills on some of the most prestigious homes in the North East is now part of the regular working day for electrician Gary Warne.

  • Foster heads up JTL marketing and communications

    Work-based learning company JTL has appointed a new head of marketing and communications. Cathie Foster joins the provider of apprenticeships in the electrical and plumbing and heating sectors based at its Birmingham Centre of Excellence.

  • JTL reports ‘excellent year’ for apprenticeship recruitment

    JTL, apprenticeship provider in the building services engineering sector, has reported a hugely successful twelve months on the apprenticeship recruitment front.

    In the year 2014/15, the company achieved in excess of 2000 starts across England and Wales for the first time since 2007/08.

  • Klein Tools and Super Rod donate £1m of products for apprentices in JTL’s National Centre of Excellence

    Klein Tools and Super Rod, a leader in wire installation tools, have announced a significant financial investment in the United Kingdom’s JTL, a training program in the electrical sector

  • 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.

  • New Napit website launched

    Napit has launched a brand new website, making it easier than ever before for tradespeople to join, self-certify their work, manage their membership and boost their online presence.

    With an uncluttered design, intuitive navigation, and fully interactive feel, www.napit.org.uk  has been completely redesigned to offer a vastly improved user experience.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A bright idea to encourage energy saving

    Bill Wright, head of energy solutions at the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), makes the case for a cut in VAT on LEDs.

    The government has tried a wide range of initiatives and incentives to encourage homes and business to be more energy efficient which, sadly, have had limited success. It seems that we need to look at an alternative approach to making energy efficiency accessible – one that doesn’t require a substantial upfront investment, as this seems to be the stumbling block for many people, until we can convince them of the benefits of making the investment.

  • The road to smarter energy using IEC 61850 starts with training

    The National Grid’s warnings that factories could see mandatory shutdowns at peak times this winter has renewed concerns over the future of the energy sector in the UK. The best solution is the transition to a smarter grid that allows for better integration and management of different electricity assets, leading to improved reliability of supply. Pascal Schaub, director and principal engineer of DT Partners in Australia, explains the significance of the IEC 61850 standard for the energy sector. Also discussed is the importance of the training needed to implement the standard effectively and efficiently to deliver a smarter grid. Schaub has recently provided an in-depth IEC 61850 training session for several UK companies during a daylong workshop organised by industrial software expert COPA-DATA.

  • Specialist PAT Training at Your Fingertips

    Electrical safety testing specialist Seaward has launched a new online training resource providing direct access to dedicated training courses for users of its PAT product range.

  • Specialist PAT Training at Your Fingertips

    Electrical safety testing specialist Seaward has launched a new online training resource providing direct access to dedicated training courses for users of its market leading PAT product range.

  • Exothermic welding training offer

    With the increased use of Exothermic Welding being seen on many projects for grounding connections, ETS Cable Components have teamed up with ERICO to provide exothermic welding training using the ERICO CADWELD system.



  • ECA appoints new head of education and training

    The Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA) has appointed Carolyn Mason as its new head of education and training.

  • BCIA takes training 
to the next level

    The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) in conjunction with National Electrotechnical Training (NET) has launched the Building Controls Professional Assessment (BCPA), an assessment of occupational competence for apprentices and practicing operatives in the controls industry.


  • Tinson Training electrical trainers required

    Tinson Training  Specialists in Electrical Training

    Trainers Required

    We provide bespoke on site electrical training to abroad range of businesses throughout the UK.

    Our training up-skills as well as ensuring that traineescan operate safely.

    We are expanding and looking for associates to workwith us in the North and South of England.

    Associates will need to be experienced electricalprofessionals with a record of delivering training.Experience of industrial controls is essential.

  • ECA and Edmundson Electrical crown training talent

    Two electrical apprentices have been honoured in the 2013 ECA Edmundson Awards, for their consistent high standard of academic and technical work.

  • Training for the future - The nature of electrical contracting has changed dramatically in recent years

    The economic downturn has meant firms or individuals who previously might have been comfortable carrying out work in niche markets, have had to seek out opportunities elesewhere. Firms are diversifying into into new areas and learning new skills as they look to offer customers a complete solution. A switch to greener thinking also means customers’ demands have changed – and contractors have had to adapt

  • New training movie on global best practice

    Brady Corporation, a global supplier of industrial safety solutions, has developed a modular training moviefor lockout/tagoutsafety procedures. The movie is designed to inform and train both safety leaders andemployees who may be exposed to hazardous equipment energies. The Lockout/Tagout Global BestPractices Training Movie is available in more than 10 languages.

    The true strength of safety procedures lies with acceptance and practicality. Incidents can be reduced ifpeople are able and willing to follow the safety procedure. Because this is so important, Brady Corporationoffers its Lockout/Tagout Global Best Practice Training Movie in many languages: UK English, US English,French, Canadian French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian andChinese.

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