SPARKS Magazine runs seven annual regional events across the UK, where manufacturers are given the opportunity to present their products to college lecturers. These run alongside the SPARKS UK Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition in January and February.
For manufacturers this is a unique chance to engage with electrical lecturers, the brand ambassadors in the colleges. These events are used to run focus groups, product demonstrations or technical presentations.
For lecturers this is where you can find out about the latest products and services on the market, whilst at the same time gaining free CPD hours.
Last year, the following manufacturers joined us across the different events: CPN Cudis, Megger, CEF, Klein Tools, CEDIA, EAL, IET, WAGO, Connexbox and Starrett.
The dates and venues for the next competition have now been finalised.
If you are a lecturer who is interested in attending one of the regional SPARKS Meet the Lecturer Industry Days, book your free place now and let us know which region you would like to attend!
Any companies who are interested in sponsoring the 2019 events and would like to offer a product demonstration or provide a presentation please get in touch here.
- NE Regional 15/01/2019 – Newcastle College, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA
- NW Regional 17/01/2019 – Burnley College, Princess Way, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 0AN
- SW Regional 22/01/2019 – Petroc College, Mid Devon Campus, Bolham Road, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 6SH
- Wales Regional 24/01/2019 – Gower College Swansea, Jubilee Court Campus, Unit 1-2 Jubilee Court, Swansea, SA5 4HB
- NI Regional 07/02/2019 – Belfast Met College, Castlereagh Campus, Montgomery Road, Belfast, BT6 9JD
- Midlands Regional 19/02/2019 – Stephenson College, Coalville Campus, Thornborough Road, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 3TN
- SE Regional 21/02/2019 – West Herts College, Kings Langley Campus, Home Park, Mill Link Road, Kings Langley, WD4 8DH
- GRAND FINAL 20 – 21/03/2019 – 3M United Kingdom PLC, 3M Centre, Cain Road, Bracknell, RG12 8HT