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EV charging points to be smart by July 2019 with the OLEV Scheme

The eligibility requirements for the OLEV grant scheme is set to change in July 2019 to cover only “smart” charging point installations in domestic homes. The government announced the change to the grant scheme in December 2018, explaining that it will help fulfill their commitment to the Road to Zero Strategy, which sets out new […]

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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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