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Equipped for success

A productive partnership has once again has seen the delivery of toolkits to all-new First Stage electrical installation apprentices and adult trainees across Scotland

New learners are picking up the tools of the trade thanks to a generous initiative by the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) and Edmundson Electrical.

The donation means each new recruit in Scotland is being issued with a Ck Magma Technicians Rucksack, which includes:

  • VDE combination pliers

  • VDE side cutters

  • VDE screwdrivers x5

  • Tape measure

  • Junior hacksaw

  • Spirit level

SECTT has also supplied new recruits with a current edition of the BS 7671 – Requirements for Electrical Installations (IET Wiring Requirements) and the IET On-Site Guide.

Barrie McKay, Training and Development Manager at SECTT, said: “This is a great venture and I am personally grateful to Edmundson Electrical for supporting the new apprentices and trainees and making sure they can start on their learning journey with the right tools for the job.

“Coupled with the guides, this giveaway will provide each learner with a great introduction to their apprenticeship as well as a head start with completing the SJIB Tool List. It will now be down to each apprentice and adult trainee to maintain and update their toolkit as they progress through their apprenticeship.”

Apprentices and adult trainees are now arranging to collect their toolkits from their nearest branch of Edmundson Electrical, where they will also meet the branch’s manager.

Matt Ward, Head of Training and Development at Edmundson Electrical, said: “We are delighted to be playing a part in helping to secure the future of the electrical contracting industry in Scotland by supporting SJIB apprentices and adult trainees as they embark on their careers.

“We are a big supporter of apprenticeships ourselves and have been running our own apprenticeship scheme for more than a decade.

“During that time, we have given opportunities to more than 1,000 apprentices nationally, many of whom have gone on to enjoy great careers with us.”

Edmundson Electrical serves the country from more than 380 locations, each carrying a comprehensive stock and run by friendly, experienced and highly motivated staff.

Its customer base includes electrical contractors and engineers, power generation, utilities, construction, air conditioning, heating and ventilation, refrigeration, security and fire prevention.


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