Students “led up garden path” as just eight per cent advised to seek apprenticeships

Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/students-led-up-garden-path-11041880 tudents are being “led up the garden path” with only eight per cent being advised to seek apprenticeships when they leave school. A YouGov poll has found less than one in 12 students aged 15 to 18 are being advised to seek a work-based apprenticeship. While 85 per cent of students are encouraged to go into further…

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ECS to embrace the 18th Edition

Source: http://www.voltimum.co.uk/articles/ecs-embrace-18th-edition Plans are underway to incorporate the forthcoming 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations into the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, to allow ECS cardholders to demonstrate their continuing professional development. The JIB National Board, which comprises representatives of the Electrical Contractors’ Association and Unite the Union, supported the…

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ECA backs Parliamentary apprenticeships report

A new parliamentary committee report on skills, which urges the Government to ‘prioritise’ getting young people to take up apprenticeships in industry sectors with skills shortages, such as electrotechnical, has been backed by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA). According to a recent ECA survey, almost half of electrotechnical businesses (47 per cent) expect to face…

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