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Book now for Toolbox Talks 2019

The SELECT Toolbox Talks Tour is about to go on the road. One of our most keenly anticipated events is once again gearing up to visit SELECT members across the country. Twelve venues, from the Islands to the Borders, will be the focus point for technical presentations dealing with up-to-the-minute matters of interest to the … Continued

SELECT welcomes Bill to Regulate Electricians

Introduction of a Member’s Bill aimed at regulating the profession of electricians has been welcomed by SELECT. Last week, Scottish Conservative MSP Jamie Halcro Johnston began the process by introducing a Member’s Bill to the Scottish Parliament as a first step towards the regulating the profession of electrician. Alan Wilson, Acting Managing Director at SELECT, … Continued

Scottish Government announces funding to prepare for Brexit

The Brexit Support Grant, administered by Scottish Enterprise, is available to help small and medium sized businesses manage a wide range of Brexit impacts with funding of up to £4000 each. The grant, previously only open to exporters, is now available to SME’s in Scotland for a wider variety of Brexit preparation. The grant can … Continued

Security challenge heats up for engineers of tomorrow

Electronic Fire and Security apprentices nearing the end of their training have showcased their skills in a three-day competition at New College Lanarkshire. Forty third-year Modern Apprentices took part in the Security Skills Challenge at the college’s Kirkintilloch Campus. The challenge was designed as a real-life scenario in which students use the skills and knowledge … Continued

New Training Courses Added

SELECT are delighted to announce a partnership with Training Plus to deliver new training courses for the following: Manual Handling Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) For further information please refer to the Training Section on the SELECT website.

Praise for Scottish Government as it lowers PBA threshold

The Scottish Government has just announced that the threshold for using project bank accounts (PBAs) has reduced to £2 million (from £4.1 million). Since 31 October 2016 PBAs have been mandated for use by Scottish Government bodies. As from 19 March 2019 public bodies must include a PBA in tender documents for public works contracts … Continued

New Website Dedicated to the SkillELECTRIC Competition Launched

The new SkillELECTRIC competition site is just one strand of wider efforts to raise the profile of this important event. With an increasing array of apprentice competitions across the industry, SkillELECTRIC’s strength lays in the fact it’s the only one aligned to WorldSkills UK and presents candidates with the opportunity to represent their country and … Continued

Internal staff changes enhance SELECT’s benefits to members

SELECT is making changes to its Membership and Communications function through some internal promotions. Natalie Burke, Yvonne Wilson, and Diane Hales have all been appointed from within the organisation. Alan Wilson, SELECT’s acting MD, said: “SELECT has always believed in fostering the abundant talent in both the organisation and the electrotechnical sector generally. I know … Continued

Fire & Security Training – New College Lanarkshire

SELECT are delighted to be working in partnership with New College Lanarkshire, Motherwell to deliver short one week courses for Fire & Security. The Short 1 week courses are available in each of the following disciplines; Intruder, Fire, Access, CCTV and an additional course on commissioning. Each course will be a mix of Practical and … Continued

Support builds for SELECT’s campaign to Regulate Electricians

Support for the long-running campaign by SELECT for recognition of Electricians as a Profession has been widespread across the construction industry, but now it is literally building brick by brick. Our campaign, which is also backed by the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) and Unite the Union, has launched a Wall of Support, a striking … Continued