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SJIB launch Handbook and new online FICA resources

The new edition of the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) Handbook has now been published

The launch of the new SJIB Handbook

(Left to right): Jock Simpson, SJIB Chairman; Fiona Harper, The SJIB Secretary; Scott Foley, Unite the Union and Alick Smith, SELECT, at the launch of the new SJIB Handbook

The Handbook, which has been updated to take account of all of the changes made to the industry’s standard terms and conditions, was issued to all SELECT and SJIB member companies.

Fiona Harper, Secretary of the SJIB, said: “I am really pleased with the new Handbook. I hope it will prove to be an invaluable tool to all those who work in the electrical contracting industry, employers and employees alike.

“The Handbook now contains 13 sections, dealing with a host of employment matters such as wages, holidays and holiday pay, apprentice training and grading.”

As well as printed copies of the Handbook, an online version will be available at the SJIB website.


New FICA Resource at your fingertips

The SJIB has also added a helpful new section to the site to support apprentices and adult trainees preparing to sit the Final Integrated Competence Assessment (FICA).

Also designed to help employers, the practical resource offers info on each section of the FICA, and includes a self-assessment checklist to help identify areas where extra practical experience or knowledge is needed.

The SJIB has also added mock underpinning knowledge questions for Section F to help with preparation.

The site will be updated and expanded over the next few months, with further resources added.

For more information on the SJIB or any related issues, visit their website or call them on 0131 445 9216.

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