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The 12 Days of Christmas giveaway is back!

This Christmas our prizes are bigger and better than before with more than £1,000 worth of products, tools, tech and clothing on offer.

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NAPIT shares views on Scotland’s electrical safety

NAPIT shares its stance on consultations calling for electrical safety in Scotland, looking at the whys, whats and hows of what are they trying to achieve.

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Ideal Industries helps students get data terminations right first time

Ideal Industries and Coleg Cambria have launched a partnership to set the next generation of electricians on course to faster, more consistent data cabling installations.

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Tradies get festive with the KNIPEX advent calendar

With Christmas just around the corner, pliers specialist KNIPEX is bringing even more cheer to the festive season with the launch of the KNIPEX advent calendar.

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New research proves energy efficiency to be a priority for Brits

New research shows that Brits regard energy efficiency and energy savings as the most important factor when carrying out home improvements.

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Coping with Covid? How tradespeople can avoid being stung for tax they can’t afford

If you’re a self-employed tradesperson there are things you can do now, before January’s tax return deadline, to avoid being stung for tax you can’t afford.

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Devastating van theft sets tradies back £264 million a year

A survey by Honcho has revealed that tool theft costs tradespeople a whopping £5,584 on average each time their van gets broken into.

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JTL partners with London South East Colleges to deliver Electrical Traineeship programme

Open to young people, aged 16- 24, the six-week programme aims to give learners the opportunity to develop skills and confidence in order to take their first steps into their chosen career.

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Features

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Meet October’s SPARKS Learner of the Month winner!

Joe Dixon won the October SPARKS Learner of the Month award – we caught up with him to find out what it means to win.

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Autumn issue out now!

Read the Autumn issue of SPARKS Magazine – packed full of step-by-steps, product features, exercises and more – here for free!

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Meet September’s SPARKS Learner of the Month winner!

Trey Macgregor won the September SPARKS Learner of the Month award – we caught up with him to find out what it means to win.

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A life as an electrician: What’s changed in 50 years?

David Barlow, who received an MBE earlier this year for championing apprenticeships, celebrates 54 years in the electrical industry – and reveals how things have changed over his career, and why apprenticeships matter so much.

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