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

SECTT and Electrical Safety First to deliver 650 free lockout kits to apprentices and trainees

The Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) has once again teamed up with Electrical Safety First (ESF) to give free lockout kits to Scotland’s trainee electricians. 

Published 5 November 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

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

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

Electrical apprenticeships and training ‘in safe hands’ during COVID-19 crisis

The Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) has reassured the industry that electrical apprenticeships and training are in safe hands following the introduction of a range of emergency measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published 14 April 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

North East pupils encouraged to consider construction career with ‘Build Your Future’ challenge

Grampian Construction Training (GCT) and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) are working in partnership with several key partners to launch a series of construction, engineering and building services challenges, to highlight the varied and exciting careers within the sector to S2 pupils in the North East.

Published 18 July 2019

More youngsters seize chance of electrical apprenticeships as sector shows optimism

SELECT, the electrical sector's campaigning trade body, is continuing to enhance the prestige of the profession by once again providing high-calibre training opportunities for another intake of electrician apprentices.

Published 27 August 2018

UK’s biggest union supports call for protection of title for electricians

Representatives of both employers and employees have come together in Scotland to press the case with the Scottish Government for the protection of title for the occupation of electrician.

Published 6 June 2018