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Ongoing skills shortage in the electrotechnical industry

A recent report into the current industry skills shortage was commissioned by The Electrotechnical Skills Partnerships (TESP) and the National Electrotechnical Training (NET). The report has uncovered some of the key issues within skills shortage and is the first of its kind in over ten years that gives us an in depth look into the […]

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Grenfell Tower: Fire safety concerns

photo credit Nearly two years ago, a tragic fire in Grenfell Tower led to 72 people losing their lives. The fire in the 24 storey residential building sparked a nationwide inspection into the safety of almost 4,000 high rise buildings across the UK. The government funded an independent review of Fire Safety and the Building […]

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Your Guide to E-Bikes

What is an E-bike? E-bike is a sweeping term and can cover a whole host of electrically powered and assisted bikes. What we are going to be taking a look at are electrically assisted bikes that are available for anyone over the age of 14 to buy and ride in the UK, without requiring a […]

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Case Study: Francis

Requirements for certain jobs and trade specific cards are constantly changing, but one qualification that is in demand is Level 3 Inspection, Testing and Periodic Inspection. We currently offer the EAL qualification and has proven to be a popular choice amongst experienced electricians who are looking to advance their career and job prospects, but also […]

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Government to enforce five yearly electrical safety checks on privately rented properties

Plans for new regulations for increased electrical safety in private rental properties (PRS) in England were announced by the Government on 29th January 2019. The new regulations come as a result of a consultation on Electrical Safety Standards in the PRS sector, of which they received 582 responses. The respondents ranged from organisations, such as […]

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