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 suggests that even if an extra 5000 new apprentices qualified by 2023 (representing a 33% increase), this would still…


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 research specialists Pye Tait. Using the research findings, we will explore how roles and occupations are…


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. The Winter edition of ECA Today look at the Career Progression Programme in more detail, how to take part and what’s on offer. Read the article…


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…


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