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Summer issue out now!

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

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Coronavirus: Resources and advice

With colleges still closed, we’ve pooled these resources to help you. Check out this page for tutorials, how-to videos, exercises, information and more!

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What you need to know about PPE

James Whitaker, Marketing Director at Dickies Workwear, shares his advice on what to consider when shopping for protective clothing and footwear.

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Coronavirus: What’s it like teaching from home?

Dave Love, Curriculum Manager at Warrington & Vale Royal College tells us what it’s like working and teaching from home because of the coronavirus.

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SPARKS Apprentice of the Year 2020 – Live updates

SPARKS Apprentice of the Year 2020 is underway! You can follow everything that’s been going on so far by scrolling down this page. Come back to see new updates as the competition progresses.

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Electrical News: April 2020

The latest electrical news, updates for lecturers, students and apprentices, plus the best of social media from SPARKS Magazine.

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Coronavirus: What is happening to electrical apprenticeships?

The Coronavirus pandemic means these are strange times we’re living in. Trust us, we’re feeling it too. There’s no college, most of us are stuck at home and you’ll no doubt be wondering what’s happening with your apprenticeship.

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Coronavirus: Focus Training Group launches virtual classroom

The Focus Training Group is offering all electrical apprentices free enrolment into their virtual classroom.

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Features

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INTERVIEW: March’s Learner of the Month

We had a chat with Joseph Hawksley, the Learner of the Month for March!

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INTERVIEW: February’s Learner of the Month

We had a chat with Craig Fairweather, the Learner of the Month for February!

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INTERVIEW: January’s Learner of the Month

We had a chat with Suzanna May Blakeley-Monk, the Learner of the Month for January!

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INTERVIEW: December’s Learner of the Month

We had a chat with Gaz Grainger, the Learner of the Month for December!

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