Electrical Contracting News (ECN) October 2016 - Page 24

TRAINING SCOLMORE SPONSORS THE SECOND ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR COMPETITION Following the huge success of the inaugural event last year, which attracted more than 400 entrants from across the UK, Scolmore Group has announce its continued sponsorship of the NICEIC and ELECSA Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition. Now in its second year, the competition launches in September 2016, for all Level 3 students, and will once again seek to test the skills and knowledge of those candidates who put themselves forward. The brightest talents will be rewarded with a range of prizes – including holiday vouchers worth £2,000 for the winner, £750 for the runner up and £250 for third place. The eight finalists will also each receive an engraved trophy, an iPad and a ‘Van Pack’ of Scolmore products, while the college of the overall winner will receive £1,000 worth of Scolmore products. Commenting on the company’s continued association with the initiative, Marie Parry, Scolmore marketing director, said, ‘We couldn’t be more pleased with how last year’s event went. The talent of the individuals who made it through to the finals was very impressive indeed and we are hoping to build on this success and attract even more entries and industry interest as the competition gathers momentum.’ BSRIA SAYS TIME AND CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN OVER APPRENTICESHIP LEVY DETAILS BSRIA says that due time and care should be taken on the