Electrical Contracting News (ECN) May 2016 - Page 14

EDITORIAL IN WITH THE OLDER C oinciding with National Apprenticeship Week, much has been written about the opportunities that apprenticeships can offer to young people and, while most of it is undoubtedly true, very little of the focus falls upon adult trainees and the opportunities offered to older workers looking to break into the industry. We all know that there is a skills shortage in the industry and that there is no short term fix. Apprenticeships are riding high at the moment and both the number of places on offer and the number of individuals applying is on the up. While this is encouraging, unfortunately the figures still don’t add up and the reality is that we need to attract new blood to the industry at a faster rate if we are to make up the shortfall any time soon. Much has been made of getting the right information to schools and colleges to target youngsters making their career choices but not enough is being done to reach older workers who are looking to The Borde Twin from National Lighting is a new 2 x 26W LED suspended light. With its sleek and simple design, it is ideal for use in offices and corridors. The SMD 2835 LED technology offers a low energy solution with high light output. The Borde is constructed from aluminium alloy and polycarbonate. With an adjustable drop between 200-1500mm, and a single 26W version also available, the Borde offers a versatile solution to your lighting needs. 2900 Lumens Cool White 4000K Integrated control gear 120 degree beam 5 year guarantee Quality | Availability | Value For all your lighting and electrical needs, contact the experts: Rexel UK has appointed a new business development manager