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NICEIC bursary for women - helping more women get into the electrical industry

NICEIC bursary for women - helping more women get into the electrical industry

02 July 2019

The NICEIC bursary is now in its second year and is open to females of all ages.

The bursary offers grants to women already working as an electrician or those looking to get a helping hand at the start of their career. The grant can help cover training, equipment or other associated costs up to a maximum of £500.

However, priority will be given to:

  • Individuals committed to making a career in the electrical industry.
  • Those already working within the sector.
  • Those already signed up for an industry recognised qualification route into the industry.

Jobs for the Girls campaign

The scheme forms part of NICEIC’s wider ‘Jobs for the Girls’ campaign, which was set up in 2011. It aims to educate women on the opportunities available to them in the electrical trade, as well as dispel the myth that it’s a job only suited to men.

Recently the scheme has helped 10 women in the electrical trade and NICEIC are always on the lookout for more who want to apply for the bursary. Find out more about some of the women who've recently benefitted from the scheme here.

An introduction to electrical safety at work

More than 1,000 electricity-related accidents are reported every year in the UK, and companies are being fined vast sums of money for incorrect health and safety procedures.

It doesn’t have to be like that!

The key to guaranteeing safe working with electricity is ensuring the competence of staff at all levels in the tasks they should be undertaking, and in understanding what they should not do.

Download DTL's eBook to discover the key points for electrical safety at work best practice, in line with the Health & Safety Executive’s (HSE) guidance, as well as the key elements to consider when devising safe working practices. Click here to download now.

Click here to view all DTL's electrical training courses and apprenticeships.

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