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Milton Keynes Electrical Contractor calls for end to dodgy apprenticeships

A local electrical contracting company based in Milton Keynes is backing Government plans to end low quality...

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Milton Keynes Electrical Contractor calls for end to dodgy apprenticeships

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A local electrical contracting company based in Milton Keynes is backing Government plans to end low quality apprenticeships and bring advocates of low quality apprenticeships to justice. Low quality apprenticeships not only bring the good reputation of electricians and the industry to it's knees but also affect the career progression of those affected.

Maintaining high standards of apprenticeships and training courses is the only way to ensure the electrical industry attracts the best candidates and thus addressing the impending skills gap crisis.

Thousands of Jobs at Risk over FiT Tariff Cuts

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Proposed cuts of 87% to the Feed in Tariff (FiT) proposed by the Government in January 2016 could put thousands of jobs at risk in the renewables sector.

If the cuts go ahead, home owners investing in renewable energy could wait decades for a viable return on their investment thus cutting the fledgling renewables industry apart. FiT payments per unit of electricity produced would drop to less than 2p with property owners receiving approximately £190 less than what they currently receive at the present FiT rates.

NICEIC & ELECSA share grave concerns

Grab your copy of James Dewanes NEW book - Marketing for Local Trades– for FREE!!

Sparks Blueprint book

Yes you heard correctly - James Dewane, founder of the highly acclaimed My Electricians ToolBox has just published his FIRST book dedicated to the SPARKS Blueprint which is an exclusive framework James teaches to members of My Electricians ToolBox. It is this framework that fills the diary of qualified trades people all over the UK.

Why you should always use fire rated downlights

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If you are upgrading the lighting anywhere in your home to downlights you may have been asked this age old question.....”do you want fire rated or non-fire rated downlights?” To the average home owner this question will be pretty meaningless apart from the fact that fire rated sounds better than non-fire rated possibly.

However, the difference between the two is stark and in fact opting for the wrong type of downlight could cost a life – this is why it is important to beware of the difference between the two before answering the question.

TrustMark Extends Certification to Stroma Registered Electricians

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A partnership agreed in July 2015 between Stroma and TrustMark now allows Stroma registered electricians to gain TrustMark status which will help home-owners select competent qualified electricians and other trades people to carry out work in their homes. This followed a comprehensive and thorough assessment of it's processes of vetting and inspecting installers as well as it's customer service policies, compliance audits, quality management and compliant handling procedures.

Factory direct pricing – saving your electrical contracting business money


In business, every penny has to be accounted for and it makes sense to slash prices by simply cutting out the middle man. This way, you are still obtaining the same quality of product but for less money – its a no brainer of course!

Quality lighting at factory prices

Here at Aurora clearance, we are not just any old lighting vendor – we know there are lots of those around already, we are already responsible for delivering quality lighting to practically any electrical project or design that is specified in today's market place.

Trade Skills 4 U 3rd amendment seminar video

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The UK's leading electrical training provider Trade Skills 4 U have released a webinar explaining to electricians at all levels everything to do with Amendment 3.

To tie in with the Amendment 3 becoming 'enforceable' from the 1st July 2015, Trade Skills 4 U have presented a free of charge webinar which is suitable for electricians still getting to grips with Amendment 3. This 2 hour long webinar explains Amendment 3 in a clear, simple and concise way and best of all it is completely free of charge of watch.

Eighteen million people too embarrassed to ask an electrician if they are registered


Hot news at the moment in the electrical industry reveals that only one in five householders seeking quotations from electricians are asking for proof of registration. Failure to check for yourself that an electrician is who they say are can land you in all sorts of bother. From a severely botched and dangerous job that could put the lives of you and your family at risk to having a head ache when attempting to rent out your property, the failure to check Part P registration could cost you dearly.


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