SELECT’s ‘business as usual’ approach continues to deliver vital services to members

SELECT’s values of cooperation, collaboration and commitment have guided the organisation through one of the most challenging years in its 120-year history, its first-ever digital annual report has revealed.

Published 23 September 2020

SELECT reappointed to provide certification services

As the importance of certification becomes increasingly critical in the construction industry, Scottish electrical sector rade body SELECT has been granted ministerial approval to continue in its role as a Scheme Provider for the Certification of Construction (Electrical Installations to BS 7671) scheme.

Published 14 September 2020

SNIPEF to host free webinar to promote better understanding of certification of building standards

As part of its continuing mission to disseminate the most up-to-date information to its members, plumbing employers’ association SNIPEF is co-hosting a free webinar to promote understanding of the benefits of building standards certification.

Published 7 September 2020

SELECT pays tribute to Lord O’Neill of Clackmannan

Trade association SELECT has paid tribute to Lord Martin O’Neill, the long-serving MP and social justice champion who passed away last week aged 75.

Published 4 September 2020

Donald W Orr elected president as SELECT holds first online AGM

Donald W Orr has been elected as the new president of SELECT, the trade association for the electrotechnical industry in Scotland.

Published 3 September 2020

Safety measures put in place as SELECT resumes training sessions

Trade association SELECT has introduced a range of comprehensive COVID-19 safety measures as it prepares to restart partial training sessions at its headquarters outside Edinburgh.

Published 1 September 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

User guide launched for SELECTcerts digital certification app

SELECT has continued its ongoing member support by launching an in-depth guide for users of its SELECTcerts digital certification app.

Published 17 August 2020

SELECT helps blaze a trail as industry unites to promote fire sector skills

SELECT has helped shape a new Occupational Qualification Structure by the Fire, Emergency and Security Systems (FESS) industry that will lead to Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Card recognition.

Published 13 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

CICV Forum animations urge construction workers to stay safe away from site

As the easing of lockdown measures continues across Scotland, the Construction Industry Coronavirus Forum (CICV Forum) has launched a new social media campaign urging workers to stay safe in their social lives.

Published 16 July 2020

SELECT delivers alternative 2020 Toolbox Talks via YouTube

SELECT has overcome the enforced postponement of its popular Toolbox Talks roadshow by broadcasting digital versions of the technical presentations on YouTube.

Published 16 July 2020

New animation outlines benefits of construction certification

Scotland’s building standards scheme providers have released a new animation explaining the vital role of certification to Scotland’s construction sector and how it can help the industry rebuild and recover from the impact of coronavirus.

Published 15 July 2020

Scotland backs six new apprentice routes

Apprentices in Scotland have six new routes to specialist qualifications thanks to the work of the building engineering sector’s leading skills organisation.

Published 26 June 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