Apprenticeship Opportunities with Lotus
Apprenticeships are vital to the future of all construction industry trades. They offer excellent opportunities for young people to gain industry-recognised training and qualifications in their chosen trade - while also earning a wage. Here at Lotus Electrical, we’re recognised by SECTT - the body responsible for delivery of apprentice training - as a major employer providing these vital electrical installation apprenticeships across Dumfries & Galloway.
An apprenticeship with Lotus takes at least three years to complete, and currently, Lotus employs five apprentices at various stages of their training - with three further apprenticeships under recruitment. To date, twelve electrical engineers have completed apprenticeships with Lotus Electrical and entered the electrical installation industry.
Contribution to Local Economy
Recognising Lotus’ contribution to the local economy, South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth paid a visit to our Head Office in Kirkgunzeon on Friday 13th March. Mr Smyth visited the Ashleigh construction site in Annan to see for himself the broad and diverse range of electrical work apprentices get to experience - from complex commercial work to domestic rewiring.
Industry Approved Training
SECTT - the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust - run the only industry-approved training scheme for electrical apprenticeships in Scotland. Lotus candidates attend Dumfries and Galloway College where the course is offered on behalf of SECTT. SECTT manage the apprentices throughout their training from the first day at college to become a qualified electrician, and beyond. The Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) was established in 1990 to manage the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB) Training Schemes.
SVQ Level 3 Electrical Installation
The SJIB Training Scheme is designed to regulate the entry, conditions of service, training and education of all persons in the electrical contracting industry, with a particular focus on apprenticeships. The Scottish scheme incorporates the Modern Apprenticeship, which includes the Level 3 Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Electrical Installation.