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New SJIB report shows healthy pipeline of young electrical talent coming through

Published: December 13, 2023

The SJIB says it is looking ahead to 2024 with confidence as new figures show a healthy pipeline of emerging young talent – but also insists that industry-led apprenticeships are the only way to deliver the future of skills development.  The body has joined SELECT and the  Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) in welcoming […]

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John and Ben are crowned SJIB Apprenticesof the Year, in conjunction with Edmundson Electrical

Published: September 6, 2023

Two young electricians have been recognised for their exceptional talent in the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) Apprentice of the Year Awards, in conjunction with Edmundson Electrical. John Baxter proudly lifted the 2023 trophy after impressing the judges, while fellow Ben Wardrop received the 2022 award in recognition of his achievements, with both also being […]

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New Wage Agreement for Industry

Published: July 4, 2023

SELECT and UNITE the Union have concluded a two-year deal for the SJIB National Working Rules. The hourly rates and amended conditions of employment have been agreed by the SJIB National Board by e-ballot and will be ratified at the next National Board meeting on Wednesday 4 October 2023. The new rates will apply with […]

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SJIB and SECTT back Jamie Hepburn’s call to unlock potential in skills journey

Published: March 9, 2023

The Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) and Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) have backed a call by Jamie Hepburn to unlock the potential of the nation’s young people and create a highly-skilled workforce to ensure a successful transition to net zero. As Scottish Apprenticeship Week (SAW) begins, the training providers have both welcomed the […]

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SJIB salutes Scottish apprentices for taking gold and silver in UK event

Published: November 29, 2022

The SJIB has joined its fellow electrical bodies to congratulate two apprentices from north of the border who triumphed in a prestigious UK-wide competition. Together with SELECT and the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT), the SJIB has saluted Craig Fairweather and Andrew Horne for clinching gold and silver respectively in the recent SkillELECTRIC contest. […]

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Apprenticeships are key on net zero journey, Fiona tells radio listeners

Published: November 24, 2022

The SJIB’s Fiona Harpersays the electrical talent of tomorrow needs a thorough grounding in ALL aspects of installation – not just the green technology that will help on the journey to net zero. Fiona, Secretary of the SJIB and Director of Employment and Skills for SELECT, insists it is essential for would-be electricians to follow […]

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The SJIB and SELECT issue reminder about abusive and aggressive behaviour towards staff

Published: November 11, 2022

The SJIB and SELECT have issued a joint reminder that aggression towards their staff will not be tolerated.

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SJIB and SECTT hail another record year for electrical apprenticeships

Published: November 8, 2022

The Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) and Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) have hailed another record year for electrical apprenticeships in Scotland as learners rush to take their place as the talent of tomorrow.

Industry in mourning as stalwart Rab Sherry passes away

HW Published: February 11, 2022

SELECT was saddened to hear of the death of Rab Sherry, who passed away earlier this month.

Fiona Harper, Secretary

SJIB update from Fiona Harper

HW Published: January 3, 2022

In this message, Fiona wishes everyone a happy new year and shares an update on the progress of ECS card changes for the new year