Training

Opus Building Services’ Jack wins ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award
By September 20, 2018 Read More →

Opus Building Services’ Jack wins ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award

Jack Teasdale, 21, has been recognised as one of the country’s leading electrotechnical and engineering services apprentices, after winning the coveted 2018 ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year Award during an awards ceremony held on September 19 in London.   Jack, who works for ECA member-firm Opus Building Services Ltd in Tyne and Wear, was […]

How can you grow your business from existing low spending accounts?

How can you grow your business from existing low spending accounts?

Electrical wholesaler training advice, with Barry Hall, Sales & Management Training Consultant, Pinnacle Solutions – a specialist training company working specifically within the electrical wholesaling and manufacturing markets. When businesses are constantly under pressure to grow turnover and profitability, it can sometimes seem an impossible task. Given all the new entrants into the marketplace – […]

ESP puts the emphasis on training
By January 23, 2018 Read More →

ESP puts the emphasis on training

A new Training Manager and the refurbishment of ESP’s Mobile Training & Demonstration Unit, confirms the company’s commitment to training and education. After 15 years with ESP, Andy Parton becomes Training Manager, responsible for promoting the facility which will deliver ESP workshops to customers across the UK. Having started out in the technical department, spent […]

By wholesalers, for wholesalers: New apprenticeship set to attract new recruits to the sector

By wholesalers, for wholesalers: New apprenticeship set to attract new recruits to the sector

Attracting talented newcomers keen to launch careers in wholesale and merchant businesses was at the heart of a recent event to announce a brand new apprenticeship standard for the sector – Trade Supplier Level 2. Hosted by the Electrical Distributors’ Association (EDA) and the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), more than 50 employers and training providers […]

The new face of Super Rod’s wholesaler support team
By November 27, 2017 Read More →

The new face of Super Rod’s wholesaler support team

Super Rod Managing Director Malcolm Duncan recently wrote a white paper urging the electrical sector to improve how it attracts, trains and retains young people. And while it focused primarily on apprenticeships, there is a need for young talent across every aspect of the electrical industry. We talk to Super Rod’s first graduate trainee, Zoe […]

A more hands-on approach to training
By November 2, 2017 Read More →

A more hands-on approach to training

Claire Philpott, of HellermannTyton, explains why wholesalers need to take a more hands-on approach to training – and how closer relationships with manufacturers can help improve customer service. Today’s electrical wholesaler is constantly facing a range of threats with competition emerging daily from new internet retailers, catalogue distributors and other direct sales channels. As such, […]

Training: Essentials in Smart Lighting & Audio Control

To help installers meet the demands of tech-savvy customers, Hamilton is hosting Smart Lighting & Audio Control Training Courses in Mere, Wiltshire. The course is a one-day introduction to Hamilton’s smart lighting control and multi-room audio system and is designed to help installers expand their service and business revenue. After an introduction to the benefits […]

New electrical training centre equipped is with Seaward HV test equipment
By October 31, 2016 Read More →

New electrical training centre equipped is with Seaward HV test equipment

A new high voltage (HV) electrical training facility has been kitted out with specialist test equipment from Seaward to ensure the highest standards of technical tuition and learning. Specialist training provider, Eastwood Park, in South Gloucestershire is introducing a new comprehensive programme of HV courses for Authorised Persons in the healthcare and commercial sectors, as […]

Securing a brighter future for the industry
By October 31, 2016 Read More →

Securing a brighter future for the industry

Some of the industry’s key influencers recently gathered to discuss one of the most pressing issues facing the electrical sector – how to attract new talent into the industry. The event was hosted by Super Rod Managing Director, Malcolm Duncan, who tells us why the time has come for the industry to pull together to […]

Training is a key theme for next year’s ACR Show
By September 24, 2015 Read More →

Training is a key theme for next year’s ACR Show

The ACR Show returns to the NEC, Birmingham, from 16-18 February 2016. It is the only national exhibition for the air conditioning, ventilation, refrigeration, heating and heat pump sectors. The ACR show attracts visitors from a range of sectors including building services, central/local government, retail, leisure, hospitality, transport, manufacturing, healthcare, education, utilities and more. The […]