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Apprentices deliver clear ROI, new research shows

Companies that recruit apprentices can see a return on investment (ROI) as soon as year two of the apprenticeship programme, according to new figures from The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership. Using scenarios based on low, medium and high charge-o …

DateThursday July 18, 2019

Over 12,500 electricians needed for new technology skills demand

A new labour market report on the electrotechnical industry has estimated that between 12,500 and 15,000 additional skilled electricians will be needed over the next five years to accommodate forecasted growth. Within this figure, the research sugges …

DateWednesday April 10, 2019

Major new Labour Market Research project – coming soon

Electrotechnical employers will soon be asked to input to a comprehensive labour market research survey, to build an up-to-date picture of skills issues across all sectors of the industry. TESP is carrying out this work, in conjunction with industry …

DateWednesday September 19, 2018

TESP Career Progression Programme in ECA Today

The TESP Career Progression Programme aims to incentivise the upskilling of existing electrical workers, who are currently without full electrician status, to the NVQ Level 3 standard. …

DateThursday January 11, 2018

TESP takes up the reins on electrotechnical skills

Electrotechnical sector in strong position ahead of the 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 th …

DateThursday March 16, 2017

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 p …

DateTuesday November 1, 2016

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) wh …

DateFriday September 9, 2016

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 £18,0 …

DateTuesday August 16, 2016

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 t …

DateSaturday March 26, 2016

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 electrote …

DateFriday December 18, 2015

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