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It’s National Apprentice Week! Apprentices celebrate as new bursary scheme is launched

Here at SPARKS Magazine we are always the first to commend apprentices for the hard work that they do, so National Apprentice Week is right up our street! With this in mind, you can imagine how happy we were to hear about a brand new Apprenticeship Bursary Scheme which is being launched by the Electrical ...

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Introducing…the SPARKS UK Electrical Apprentice of the Year!

Yesterday we all said a big WELL DONE to our successful UK Electrical Apprentice of the Year winner, Luke Shield from Lakes College. After competing last year and finishing as a regional finalist, Luke went on to be the overall winner this year. We managed to grab a moment with him amidst the excitement of ...

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The SPARKS UK Apprentice of the Year Final begins today!

After an impressive turnout which has blown all previous competitions out of the park, today is the day that our seven Regional Winners go head-to-head in the battle to win the Apprentice of the Year crown. The final, which is being held at Stephenson College in Leicestershire, will run over two days, with a six-hour ...

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FLIR introduces world’s first thermal imaging clamp meter

For a long time, electricians investigated complex compounded problems by chasing down the cause one electrical measurement at a time. A lot of the time the true source of the problem was never found, leading to call-backs from customers asking the electrician to fix the same issue over and over again. Not only did they ...

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Government teams up with Screwfix for more apprentices

A free booklet entitled ‘Your Guide to Hiring an Apprentice’ is now available in Screwfix stores across England. It was released in response to recent research that revealed tradespeople want an increase in the availability of skilled workers through the encouragement of apprenticeships, plus help in understanding how to take apprentices on. The easy-to-use, free information ...

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