TESP takes up the reins on electrotechnical skills

Electrotechnical sector in strong position ahead of closure of SummitSkills In light of the impending closure of industry standards body SummitSkills at the end of March, electrotechnical employer representatives have reassured the sector that there will not be any vacuum as a result. Back in 2014, The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) was formed by industry…

New Chair appointed

Steve Burley, Director of Derry Building Services, has been appointed Chair of The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP). Burley will work with TESP’s Core and Industry Partners to develop and deliver the partnership’s strategy and policy and will provide an employer voice on the board of Core Partners. He succeeds TESP’s inaugural Chair, Diane Johnson, who…

First candidates complete TESP Career Progression Programme

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…

TESP Partner welcomes apprentice funding announcement

Steve Brawley, Chief Executive of the Joint Industry Board (JIB) and a founding partner of The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP), has welcomed Government proposals to set funding for the new electrotechnical apprenticeship standard at £18,000. He said: “The proposed funding band allocated to our apprenticeship is a fair one, and one that reflects the recommendations…

TESP and IET promote new apprenticeship standard

An event organised by The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) brought together employers and training providers to inform them about the latest apprenticeship developments. Sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the event provided a range of information on all aspects of the new apprenticeship…

Skills Minister backs TESP

A key government minister has lent his support to The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP). Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for Skills, gave TESP his backing in a speech at its Skills Reception at the House of Commons, saying: “The electrotechnical industry has a well-deserved reputation for leading the way when it comes to investing…

TESP launches Career Progression Programme

The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) has launched a new programme which aims to bring an additional thousand fully qualified electricians into the industry by providing subsidised access to an industry-recognised experienced worker assessment The TESP Career Progression Programme will provide a subsidy of £500 on the cost of JTL’s Mature Candidate Scheme – a JIB-approved…

New industry careers website launched

TESP launches new industry careers website The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) has launched www.electricalcareers.co.uk – a new website designed to highlight the wide range of roles, progression routes and opportunities available within the electrical industry. The website has been designed to cater for a range of people considering a career in the industry: school-leavers, experienced professionals wishing…

TESP Chair responds to apprentice funding decision

TESP responds to Government decision on apprentice funding Diane Johnson, Chair of The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP), has welcomed the Government’s response to the Future of Apprenticeships in England: Funding Reform Technical Consultation.  “In ruling that neither of the proposed apprentice funding systems were suitable in their current form the Government has highlighted its desire to…

TESP Chair calls for better career advice in schools

TESP Chair calls for better careers advice in schools Collaboration is key to improving situation, Diane Johnson says Diane Johnson, Chair of The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP), has called for careers advice in schools to be reviewed and revamped. Following a recommendation from the Education Select Committee that the Government urgently reviewed the incentives for…

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