Membership application FAQs

Below are some of the most common things we get asked about SELECT membership. If you have a query that hasn’t been answered here, please give our Membership team a call on 0131 445 5577 or email [email protected]  

How can my company become a Member of SELECT?

Your company needs to have traded for at least six months and in addition you need to nominate a SJIB approved Electrician to be your Qualified Supervisor (please visit the SJIB website for more information on the SJIB Grade (ECS) Cards and becoming an Approved Electrician). You will also need to pass a technical assessment conducted by one of our UKAS accredited Technical Inspectors. Please visit the ‘Membership Criteria’ page for a full list or requirements.

What if my company doesn’t meet the requirements for the full membership?. 

If you don’t meet the criteria at the moment but think you will in the future (e.g. you haven’t been trading for six months), you could join us as a Probationary Member. This would give you access to various Member benefits such as unrivalled advice and guidance from our professional staff on all aspects of running an electrical contracting business, discounted training, monthly newsletter, and subscription to the CABLEtalk magazine and more. Please visit the ‘Probationary Scheme’ page for further information.;

How do I apply to become a Member (or a Probationary Member)? 

Please phone our membership team on 0131 445 5577 or email [email protected]. Alternatively you can fill out the online Membership Enquiry Form.The SELECT Membership Representative in your area will be available to guide you through the application process (we can arrange a face to face meeting or you can chat to them over the phone). Please visit the ‘Apply to join’ page for a step-by-step guide.;

How much does it cost and how can I pay? 

An application fee of £300 plus VAT should accompany your application for membership. Prior to admission to membership, an invoice will be issued for the current subscription year on a pro-rata basis and thereafter on an annual basis in respect of the membership subscription plus a levy on turnover. Click here to calculate your membership fee.

New Members are required to set up a direct debit facility for payment of their subscription. Please phone our finance department on 0131 445 5577 if you would like to make a payment or would like more information. 

How do I become a qualified electrician? 

The SJIB Apprentice and Adult Training Schemes are the only industry approved training schemes for electrical contracting apprenticeships in Scotland. These schemes are designed to regulate the entry, conditions of service, training and education of apprentices and trainees in the electrical contracting industry.

The SJIB has delegated the management of its training scheme to the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT). More information can be found on SECTT's website at