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The Electrotechnical Site Safety Assessment (TESSA)

SELECT are delighted to announce a new training course for those requiring an introduction to electrical site safety.     The Electrotechnical Site Safety Assessment (TESSA) is a one-day SQA approved course relevant to any candidate who is not a qualified electrician or other tradesperson, who is employed, or will shortly be employed, in a role … Continued

Business leader Jim Pridham becomes new ECA President

Highly respected businessman and electrical engineer Jim Pridham of JR Pridham Services Limited, has become ECA President. Jim began his electrical training in the Royal Navy, where he held various roles as an electrical mechanic on ships and submarines between 1971 and 1978. Jim finished his time in the Navy as a leading ordnance electrical … Continued

Demand for courses booms at SELECT’s new dedicated Training Department

The dedicated Training Department launched last year by SELECT, has undergone a dramatic expansion in demand. Driven by changes to BS 7671 (18th Edition) of the Wiring Regulations which came into force on 1st January this year, the Department has run as many courses in the first quarter of 2019 as it did for the whole … Continued

Energy Efficiency Survey

SELECT is carrying out research to establish the current position in respect of the number and types of Energy Efficiency products being installed by Members and the aspirations of Members who may be interested in becoming involved in carrying out this type of work in the future. We are also interested in finding out what … Continued

Free Seminar on Electric Underfloor Heating & Infrared Heaters

SELECT are delighted to be working in Partnership with Flexel International Ltd to offer our Members free Training Seminars on Electric Underfloor Heating and Infrared Heaters. For further information about the Seminar please refer to the Training Section of the SELECT website. Date: 26 June 2019 Venue: Flexel International Ltd, Telford Road, Glenrothes KY7 4NX

Over 12,500 electricians needed across the UK for new technology skills demand

A new labour market report on the electrotechnical industry has estimated that between 12,500 and 15,000 additional skilled electricians will be needed across the UK over the next five years to accommodate forecasted growth. Within this figure, the research suggests that even if an extra 5000 new apprentices qualified by 2023 (representing a 33% increase), … Continued

New energy efficiency programme will present big opportunities for contractors

Energy efficiency has been designated a national infrastructure priority by the Scottish Government and through the new Energy Efficient Scotland Programme there will be a concerted effort to encourage people to improve the efficiency of their properties. Ian Cuthbert, Sustainable Energy Supply Chain Programme Manager from the Energy Saving Trust said that it was estimated that up to … Continued

Making tax Digital – What You Need to Know

From 6 April 2019, HMRC will only allow VAT returns to be made digitally. ‘Making tax Digital’ (MTD) is an HMRC initiative designed to make sure the UK tax system is more effective, efficient, accurate and productive. Under MTD, businesses operating above the current VAT threshold (£85,000) will be required to provide digital VAT returns … Continued

New Animation Plots the Route to Becoming a Qualified Electrician

A ground breaking animation showing the journey in becoming a fully qualified electrician has been developed in partnership between SELECT and the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB). The animation shows the journey from someone starting their career as an apprentice electrician right through to them becoming a company owner. Brought to life by animators at … Continued