If you’re looking to upskill your workforce, the JIB Skills Development Fund may be able to help. It provides financial assistance for courses for those undertaking further education and training in the electrical industry.
As a JIB member company, your electrical operatives and registered apprentices will be eligible to apply through the JIB Skills Development Fund for courses which are over and above the normal requirements of the JIB grading system.
For instance, Testing and Inspection courses are not covered as it is a part of Approved Electrician grading. Some courses which are covered, such as HNCs or ONCs, and some are not covered, which can be found here.
If you have operatives that may benefit or you would like to enquire on their behalf, or for further information on eligibility, please contact Andy Reakes on 01322 661610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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JIB Scholarship Grant
If you are considering undertaking a higher level qualification, such as a Master’s Degree, then the newly established JIB Scholarship Grant may be able to provide with financial assistance.
How to Apply
Funding is either provided directly to the college or training centre, or is reimbursed to the operative (or company if they are paying the costs up front) on production of receipts for the course. The application form contains further terms and conditions for the provision of grants and all decisions are at the discretion of the JIB Skills Development Fund Committee.
An application form can be downloaded here and should be returned to the JIB at:
JIB Skills Development Fund
PO Box 127
Worshipful Company of Constructors
Company awards and scholarships are also available from the Worshipful Company of Constructors for the purposes of supporting students, graduates, academics and practitioners in order to reward the construction leaders of the future. These awards and scholarships are more applicable to academic applicants and are available more widely within the construction industry than the JIB Skills Development Fund.
Further details can be found on their website.
The JIB Skills Development Fund is the working name of the Joint Industry Board for the Electrical Contracting Industry Further Education Fund (Registered Charity Number 313242). In applying to the Fund there may be the requirement to contact course or training providers and those who submit an application agree that personal information may be shared with these providers for the purposes of applying a potential funding grant