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 to transfer in from other sectors, and those who are already working in the industry but want to understand more about the progression routes open to them.

TESP Chair Diane Johnson comments: “We developed this website to raise awareness of the wide range of work carried out by those with electrotechnical skills, and dispel the myths and stereotypes of electricians. We have plans to expand it later this year to showcase the broader and more specialist roles where electrotechnical skills are applied, so we can highlight just how diverse the opportunities on offer are in our industry.”

She continues: “Our industry is facing a real and serious skills shortage, and needs to recruit bright, capable people and build a wide talent pool in order to combat this and to ensure we have the right levels and quantities of skills in the future. Competition for apprenticeship candidates in particular is fierce, because of the range of academic and vocational options open to young people today. I hope this website will help them understand just how far a career in this industry can take them and why they should apply for an electrical apprenticeship.”

To view the website, visit www.electricalcareers.co.uk