Exclusive opportunity

Temporary power distribution specialist ide Systems recently invited 40 learners to undergo work experience at its Cannock and Burntwood site.  Learners that were enrolled on any level of the electrical installation course at South Staffordshire College in September, 2016, have had the opportunity to put their taught knowledge into practice at the company, with learners…

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Drones for commercial use

Drones and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) retailer, DronesDirect.co.uk, has launched a drone training course for businesses wishing to operate drones for commercial use.  The three-day course gives drone pilots full Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) accreditation, which allows users to fly drones for commercial purposes.  The specially designed course will guide…

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Wernerco donates

WernerCo, a leading manufacturer of ladders, has recently donated a range of equipment to several charities across the UK that provide education and employment opportunities in construction to a variety of those in need.  Veterans and young adults will now be able to work towards a career in the industry, with the help of charities…

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NICEIC makes moves

02 May 2017 NICEIC has branched out its operations to include assessments of workers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Although the NICEIC admits it’s still early days for the certification body in the Middle East, the organisation has already said it has impressed several high-profile regional firms. Mick Dalton, director of FM at Meraas,…

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Gearing up

05 May 2017 The search to find the next NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year is down to the final eight.  The final group will battle it out over a series of practical tests at the headquarters of competition sponsor Scolmore on June 6.  More than 400 young women and men signed up to…

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Engineering

Almost eight in 10 (79 per cent) engineering services firms say turnover increased or remained the same during the first quarter of this year, according to new findings from the sector-wide ‘Building Engineering Business Survey’, sponsored by Scolmore.  The survey, which is run in partnership by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), the Electrical Contractors’…

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Electrical Contracting

An Orpington-based electrical contractor, which was set up to provide a complete package of electrical services to the commercial sector, and a small husband and wife-run electrical testing business based in Halifax have been named among the shortlisted finalists in the UK’s inaugural Small Awards in association with Facebook, which has been established to recognise…

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Eca to 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 move…

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Eca president

27 Apr 2017 Dave Kieft, the outgoing President of the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), believes there is significant potential for business growth in the engineering services sector, as a result of recent developments and new commercial opportunities.  One of the key themes for Mr Kieft’s ECA presidential term, which ends in May, has been to…

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