Ruth Devine

Director, SJD Electrical

Ruth is Managing Director of SJD Electrical, an award-winning, high-growth SME electrical contractor in Milton Keynes.

Ruth is a member of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education Construction Route Panel, responsible for the approval of apprenticeship proposals, standards and assessment plans. She also helped develop the Electrotechnical trailblazer apprenticeship standard and was formerly a trustee of SummitSkills.

Ruth is also a member of the Construction Leadership Council’s People & Skills Network, which focuses on tackling the industry’s skills needs. She attends the Government’s Construction Skills Delivery Group as an industry representative, supporting Project Speed.

She is Chair of the ECA’s Skills Committee and currently involved in campaigns to increase employee engagement with schools and colleges and promote valid routes to achieve vocational competence.

She is a volunteer Enterprise Adviser for the Careers & Enterprise Company in the SEMLEP region, strategically supporting MK College and working to improve local employer engagement with education.

Ruth is an alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 small business growth programme and recently completed her MBA scholarship.

Time for an Energy Transfer

Attracting and recruiting talented young people into the electrotechnical industry is essential if we’re to secure a skilled and competent workforce for the future. Can you play a part?