Electrical Contracting News (ECN) April 2017 - Page 27

TRAINING

TRAINING

LANTEI PROVIDES EXCITING APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES TO YOUNG PEOPLE
Lantei Compliance Services has expanded its team by taking on several apprentices across a variety of departments , including operations , marketing and field engineers . Workology , an apprenticeship recruitment channel in Blackpool , successfully matched some of its candidates with Lantei ’ s requirements .
Apprenticeships offer young people valuable work experience and life changing opportunities as well as helping to shape a business ’ workforce . Taking on apprenticeships who are young and fresh out of education allows businesses to gain new ideas and opportunities which allows the business to grow .
Recently employed digital marketing apprentice Eleanor Kirton explained , ‘ I wanted to earn money and develop my skills . Lantei was the perfect place for me to do this , I am responsible for undertaking a variety of jobs . As the company is growing , there is always change which is what you need to learn about in the real world of work ’.
The company is looking forward to being an exhibitor at the Lancashire Apprenticeship Expo in March which is being held at Preston Guild Hall . It aims to engage with young people who are seeking apprenticeships to expand its team and provide valuable work experience to young people to aid their future careers .
For further information visit : www . lantei . co . uk
MAJOR NEW FIRE AND SECURITY APPRENTICESHIP LAUNCHES
The fire , emergency and security systems apprenticeship trailblazer was officially launched during a major industry event held at the UBM offices in London . The majority of candidates are now expected to formally start their apprenticeship in September this year .
The event was jointly organised by the apprenticeship employers group , alongside the Fire and Security Association ( FSA ), the Fire Industry Association ( FIA ) and the British Security Industry Association ( BSIA ).
The launch event included speeches from senior industry figures , including Pat Allen of the employers group , Gerry Dunphy of IFSEC / FIREX , and Simon Banks of CSL Dualcom .
Pat Allen , who leads the apprenticeship employers group , commented , ‘ The entire industry was able to collaborate and create a clear standard that will give apprentices the core skills and experience they require to become the engineers of tomorrow .
The new apprenticeship will now provide an opportunity for employers within the fire , emergency and security sectors to work together and influence the future of our industry .’
The trailblazer apprenticeship was developed over two years by the employers group , alongside a range of industry bodies including the BSIA , FIA and FSA . The new apprenticeship standard will replace the current industry framework .
For further information visit : www . bsia . com
STAY SAFE WITH MARTINDALE TOOLBOX TALKS
Keep up to date with the most recent changes to Health & Safety Guidelines for safe electrical maintenance with the latest ToolBox Talks on safe isolation from Martindale Electric at your workplace .
With around 1,000 serious accidents in the workplace each year and 16 per cent of all fatalities linked to electricity , it ’ s clear to see how following simple safe isolation procedures and using the correct equipment can keep your team safe and avoid heavy penalties of up to £ 10m for non-compliance .
The ToolBox Talks cover the practical implications of recent changes to the standards and discuss what it takes to stay compliant with the latest HSE guidelines when installing and maintaining electrical plant and equipment .
Suitable for maintenance teams , installation engineers and those responsible for electrical safety , Martindale Toolbox Talks offer participants a free 20-minute educational talk and Q & A session with no further obligation .
Designed to fit in with the challenging time constraints of the workplace , which can often make training courses difficult , the efficient talk can be planned to fit around schedules and conveniently arranged to take place on site , minimising costly down time .
ToolBox Talks are free of charge and open to all electrical safety personnel . As an added benefit , all registered attendees will also receive a pack of follow up complementary notes .
For further information visit : http :// bit . ly / martindale-talk

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