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Megger assists Shrewsbury College with training sessions in the use of electrical instruments

Eager to provide its students with the best possible practical experience in electrical testing, Shrewsbury College recently appealed for help from major test instrument suppliers in the UK. Megger answered and the response was backed by action. Not only did Lee Baker, Megger's sales engineer for the Shrewsbury area, attend and assist with the College's training sessions in the use of electrical instruments, he also took with him samples Megg... [more]

Drop in the number of companies prepared to take on apprentices

Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced his 'apprenticeship drive to a conference earlier this year in which he outlined the government’s aims to increase the number of apprentices aged 16 – 18 years from one in fifteen, to one in five over the next decade. Despite the government’s drive for more young people to take trade apprenticeships, a trade skills training college is reporting a huge drop in the number of companies in Surrey and Hampshir... [more]

ELECSA extends price promise to electrical contractors until the end of the year

ELECSA has extended its price promise to electrical contractors until the end of the year. Whilst other business costs may be rising, ELECSA is sticking to its fixed price promise on assessment fees to new members, renewals or contractors that transfer from another Part P scheme. Anyone joining ELECSA before the end of 2008 can fix their annual assessment fee at £360+vat until 2011. By taking advantage of the ELECSA price promise, contractors ... [more]

Electrical industry bodies to encourage the take up of Train to Gain

An industry steering group has been set up to encourage the take up of Train to Gain. Led by BEST (Building Engineering Services Training), the group includes the ECA (Electrical Contractors Association), the HVCA (Heating & Ventilating Contractors Association), SummitSkills and EAS (Electrical Assessment Services) and provides a fully joined-up approach to address the training needs of the M&E (Mechanical & Electrical) sector. With funding su... [more]

Top electricians to compete at SkillELECTRIC

Electricians will compete at the Skill M&E UK finals, being staged at Interbuild 2008 (Sunday 26th – Thursday 30th October at Birmingham’s NEC). SkillELECTRIC is a challenge (alongside SkillPLUMB and SkillFRIDGE) organised as part of the wider Skill M&E initiative, facilitated by SummitSkills. The competitions seek to find the ‘best of the best’ mechanical and electrical engineers from the building services engineering sector and have been de... [more]

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