Industry into Education
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.
But if schools and colleges don’t receive input from existing electricians and engineers – they’ll not get the chance to fully understand skills that are needed. Without that knowledge, the brightest and best candidates may not consider choosing our industry as a career.
We need to support schools and colleges so they, in turn, can drive young people towards the electrical industry.
The opportunities to get involved are varied and could take as little as 60 mins of your time.
Even a few brief activities make a big difference and can change a young person’s life.
What could you do?
Work experience, job shadowing and workplace visits
– From a simple day visit through to a longer work experience placement, help young people understand what it’s like to work in the electrical industry
Business games and enterprise competitions
– Support schools with an electrically-themed challenge for their business game or enterprise competition
– Attend a careers event to give young people an insight into your industry
Teacher CPD delivered by employers
– Keep teachers’ skills and knowledge up to date by raising their awareness of modern contracting businesses
Transition skills (mock interviews and CV workshops)
– Give young people some real-life experience of what employers are looking for in a new member of staff
Become an assessor or lecturer
– Spend some time helping to assess NVQ work or teaching the electricians of tomorrow
Already active in your local area?
– If you are already taking part in careers promotion or working with the education network in your local region please tell us about it so we can promote the positive action happening around the country.
Get in touch for an informal chat about getting involved:
The Electrical Careers website highlights the wide range of roles, progression routes and opportunities available within the electrical industry.