Time for a change?
Jobs for the Girls – Although women represent at least 50% of the UK workforce, they are severely under-represented in most trade professions. Recent figures indicate that less than one in every thousand electrical contractors is female.
NICEIC and its campaign partners aim to highlight the exciting opportunities available to women in the electrical industry. It is also hoping to recruit more young females to its recently launched Apprentice Academy.
Nautical but Nice
Jobs for the Girls ambassador Eleanor Bell had her work featured in NICEIC’s Connections magazine recently. Eleanor, who specialises in lighting design, has worked on some high profile projects in her native Cornwall recently – including two specialist jobs at Jubilee Wharf in the Cornish town of Penryn. See article…
Ruby Mitchell’s Electrical Training Blog
My name is Ruby Mitchell and I am going to be blogging about my training to become an electrician, and in particular my Traineeship. I started applying for apprenticeships and asking around to see if anyone fancied hiring me as an apprentice. I eventually heard back from a company called Jeff Way in Bristol, who – in partnership with DCET training – were starting their first ever Traineeship course. Following an interview I was very happy to be offered a place on the course… Read blog..
Great Opportunity with Elecchicks
The Elecchicks, a female duo of electricians, are looking for an extra pair of hands to help them out 2/3 days a week with the view to becoming a full-time position. Click for more info..
Dragon’s Den Star backs campaign
Dragon’s Den star, Hilary Devey joined NICEIC CEO Emma Clancy for a series of radio interviews on October 9th to promote the campaign which aims to encourage more women into the construction industry. Click here for more details…
The Apprentice academy, run in partnership with Bedford College aims to provide young students with the necessary training and skills to meet the demanding challenges of the industry. Click here for more details…
NICEIC held an informal lunch and networking event on September 27th in London. Click here for more details and a short film from the day.