Scottish Joint Industry Board

SECTT to hold talks with minister over access to Apprenticeship Employer Grants

Access to Scottish Government Apprenticeship Employer Grants for companies in the electrical sector is to be discussed at ministerial level following an intervention by the industry’s training specialist.

Published 13 January 2021

CICV Forum asks industry experts to reveal their wish-list for 2021 and beyond

Cooperation and collaboration, greater worker welfare and a top-to-bottom revolution of the construction sector are all top of the Christmas wish-list for members of the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum).

Published 17 December 2020

Scottish Joint Industry Board throws weight behind consultation for regulation of electricians

The Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) has added its voice to the parliamentary consultation on regulation of electricians, claiming that protection of title would “significantly enhance consumer, client and public protection and safety while deterring unqualified individuals”.

Published 4 November 2020

SJIB and Unite welcome consultation calling for regulation of electricians

The Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) and the Unite union have welcomed the launch of a consultation exercise which it is hoped will lead to the introduction of a Member’s Bill calling for regulation of electricians.

Published 21 August 2020

SECTT holds out helping hand to apprentices made redundant during coronavirus crisis

Apprentices made redundant by the fallout from COVID-19 are being offered a lifeline by an industry-focused charitable trust backed by one of Scotland’s largest trade associations.

Published 19 August 2020

Electrical apprentices helped to keep up with their studies with laptop loan scheme

Electrical apprentices and trainees across Scotland have been thrown a digital lifeline after being loaned computers that will allow them to continue their studies remotely.

Published 30 July 2020

SELECT and SJIB explain steps to a successful FICA in new apprentice animation

SELECT and the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) have teamed up to develop another animation which this time shines the spotlight on the Final Integrated Competence Assessment (FICA).

Published 25 June 2020

SJIB and SECTT stress value of Pre-apprenticeship Programme

As the construction industry gets ready to return to work, the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) and Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) have stressed the importance of preparing the next generation of electricians through the Pre-apprenticeship Programme.

Published 9 June 2020

SJIB launches online service for ECS health safety and environmental assessments

The Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) has launched a new digital service to allow the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) health, safety and environmental assessment to be taken and completed online.

Published 3 June 2020

Construction body issues new safety guide for apprentices preparing to return to college

As Scotland’s colleges and training centres discuss reopening, the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has helped develop a new set of guidelines designed to keep staff and apprentices safe.

Published 2 June 2020

Industry bodies hail rise in female electrical apprentices

A group of respected industry bodies have hailed the recent rise in female electrical apprenticeships but have called for more action to encourage other young women to pick up the tools.

Published 9 March 2020

Scottish Joint Industry Board celebrates 50 years of service

The Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) will celebrate its 50th anniversary at a gala banquet at Edinburgh Castle later this week.

Published 18 November 2019

Scottish Joint Industry Board warns of 'cowboy' electricians

Fiona Harper, secretary of the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB), has said that stricter regulations within the electrical industry would have a significant uplift on the economy while also driving massive improvements in public safety.

Published 20 September 2019

Industry bodies call for electrician regulation consultation ‘sooner rather than later’

Senior industry figures have welcomed a pledge to publish a consultation on the regulation of electricians but have called on the Scottish Government to make it happen soon.

Published 11 September 2019

Video: New animation plots route to becoming a qualified electrician

A ground breaking animation showing the journey in becoming a fully qualified electrician has been developed in partnership between SELECT and the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB).

Published 12 April 2019