Luke Versfeld and Reece Kirk are the first candidates to complete TESP’s Career Progression Programme

They completed the programme through JTL’s Mature Candidate Scheme – a prior learning programme approved by the Joint Industry Board (JIB) which is offered through City and Guilds 2356-99 Level 3 in Electrotechnical Services for the Experienced Worker or EAL Level 3 Diploma in Electrotechnical Services Experienced Worker Assessment Route.

Luke Versfeld said: “Thank you for this opportunity to complete the ‘TESP programme’. This represents an opportunity to further develop my career as an electrical engineer and I would recommend this course to any potential candidates looking to advance their careers within the electrical industry.”

TESP Vice-Chair Steve Burley said: “Congratulations to both Luke and Reece for being the first to finish our programme. Like the rest of the engineering industry, our sector faces a growing skills shortage. This initiative aims to help address this issue and increase the amount of skilled workers in this industry by giving people like Luke and Reece, who have the ability and the experience to work as an electrician, the opportunity to qualify to the industry standard.”

To mark their success, Luke and Reece have received an ECS Gold Card in recognition of the fact they have met the industry standard, a year’s free individual membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and a cash completion bonus. The first 1,000 candidates who complete TESP’s programme will be eligible for this completion package, which has been made possible as a result of donations from the ECA Stothers Fund, Electrical Safety First, NET, the IET, the JIB, and the JIB Further Education Fund.

Click here to learn more about the TESP Career Progression Programme