Scotland's trade association for the electrical industry

Welcome to the website of SELECT – Scotland’s trade association for the electrical industry.

Founded in 1900, SELECT is an independent and autonomous association representing the interests of Members, driving up industry standards, ensuring that work carried out by Member companies is of the highest quality and training the electricians of the future.

This website is to give you the information you need about who we are and what we do.  Please have a good look at what we offer. 

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SELECT for the Scottish electrotechnical industry


Get a competitive edge from recognition as a competent contractor and quality business.

How to apply  

12 reasons to join SELECT  


Serving the statutory and personal development needs of the electrical industry.

Course calendar  

If you require information on Certificate of Construction please visit the Scottish Building Services Certification website.

Latest News

SELECT welcomes new Members for March 2015:

We would like to welcome the new Members that joined SELECT in March:

TT Electrical Services Scotland Ltd

Gordon Lundie Electrical

Portakabin Scotland (Paton Plant)

James Mackie

LMPH Ltd t/a L&M Plumbing & Heating


Abolition of employers National Insurance contributions for the under 21s

If you employ anyone under 21 years old you will no longer have to pay Class 1 secondary National Insurance contributions on earnings up to the new Upper Secondary Threshold (UST) for those employees.  This comes into effect from 6 April 2015 so be prepared to change the NI Category letters of those employees to ensure you’re paying the correct amount of NI contributions.

More information available here


SELECT's MD comments on 'public bodies withholding cash from firms' on BBC News

Newell McGuiness, SELECT’s MD, was quoted in a BBC News article today discussing public bodies withholding cash from sub-contractors. Newell commented on the research conducted by SEC Group Scotland and noted “It suggests that while organisations which depend on money from the public purse would appear on the surface to be backing moves against late payment, the reality is somewhat different. The Scottish government has wholeheartedly endorsed industry's appeals to


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