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Time to teach? College targets industry professionals interested in new career

Teacher training course aims to create new wave of teachers

Reports of a national teacher shortage in continuously hitting the headlines - with some experts declaring it a "crisis". 

Almost three out of four local education authorities in England have admitted to experiencing a teacher shortage in their boroughs.

You may have thought about teaching your area of expertise in a secondary school or a further education college (FE), and you may have even investigated the possibility – but, if the time it takes to train, the high entry requirements, and eye-watering fees are putting you off – perhaps it’s time to think again?

The Wire returns in 2017

The Wire returns in 2017

Free technical webinar will look at impact of metal consumer unit change

 

Metal consumer units and the impact of this change to the wiring regulations is just one of the topics up for discussion during the next episode of NICEIC and ELECSA’s The Wire.

The Wire is a live technical webcast hosted by industry experts Tony Cable and Darren Staniforth. The next episode, which airs on January 26, will include a special feature evaluating the challenges encountered in changing consumer units.

Powerstar: Investing in the future

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Powerstar, the market leading energy storage and voltage optimisation brand has launched anew apprentice scheme at the company’s headquarters and manufacturing site in Sheffield.

The move by Powerstar is the latest by the company in helping support economic growth within South Yorkshire. In September, Powerstar, in conjunction with Sheffield (LEP) Local Enterprise Partnership, invited nine potential candidates who were shortlisted from their final GCSE results to Powerstar HQ, where they undertook a series of both practical and theory tests to assess their skills and potential. Ross Connerton and Jamie Atkinson were selected as outstanding candidates from the group and were formally offered an apprenticeship with Powerstar.

Campbell & Kennedy shortlisted for Best Use of Training at SELECT awards

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Award-winning family business Campbell & Kennedy (C&K) has been nominated for the Best Use of Training award at the SELECT Awards 2016.

The SELECT Awards, organised by CABLEtalk magazine, are dedicated to recognising excellence in the industry, with categories covering a wide range of disciplines. SELECT, Scotland’s trade association for the electrical industry, has helped bring the industry’s strong and deserved reputation for safety, excellence and high quality to the fore. 

C&K has been recognised for its best use of training and are committed to offering a wide range of diverse training opportunities which are available to all staff members across the entire company.

Nw approach to electrical safety training vital to save lives, says new report

With more than 1,000 electricity-related accidents still reported every year, a new approach to training is vital to save lives, warns specialist training provider Develop Training Limited (DTL). 

Most accidents are caused by contact with energised and exposed live conductors. Faulty equipment or unsafe working practices can also cause death or severe injuries from electric shock and arc flash, especially where this leads to falls, burns, fire and explosion. 

DTL’s new whitepaper, Electrical Safety at Work: Developing competence for compliance, highlights how traditional training methods fall short and calls for a continuous learning approach.

AWEsome Training

AWEsome Training

A smart home has become a reality for many people. As products have become more affordable, it is no longer just for the rich and famous. Home owners are up scaling their properties to benefit from the latest smart home systems, and they need someone to install these for them. Proactive and market conscious electricians could benefit from this upsurge in business.  

Working Together with Savills

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NAPIT have recently conducted training with Savills Lettings team in their latest efforts to educate industry stakeholders on electrical safety.
 
As one of the UK’s leading accredited membership scheme operators, NAPIT is committed to improving electrical safety; with one of its primary focuses being on improving standards in the private rented sector.
 

Don't ignore the risk of electrical hazards

Don't ignore the risk of electrical hazards

Electricity kills people every year and severely injures even more, causing thousands of pounds worth of damage to property from the resulting fires and explosions, warns Develop Training Limited (DTL), the UK’s leading accredited provider of compliance, technical and safety training.

In order to recognise and prevent risk, any equipment must be properly designed, installed and regularly maintained so that any threats of fire, shocks or burns are managed effectively.

Steve Willis Training Centres - Free Training for Sparkies

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Local business Steve Willis Training Centres, based in Portchester (near Portsmouth) who specialise in Gas and Electrical Apprenticeships plus short courses, are offering a free training session to give an overview of what’s new for amendment 3, 17th Edition (2382-15).

The session will be in the evening on 19 November, from 5pm (5:30pm start) to 6:30pm (with light refreshments). It will highlight to those working in the Electrical Industry, the new changes that came into effect in July 2015.