EDA News & Awards EDA Learning Achievement Awards were
presented to eight employees in recognition of outstanding performance in an apprenticeship or MOL Specialist Product Knowledge studies. Margaret Fitzsimons, CEO at the EDA, added:
“Our Awards season spans two flagship events in the EDA calendar: our formal Annual Dinner where we celebrate the manager winners and our lunch where we encourage winners to bring their family members and friends to celebrate alongside business colleagues and the EDA Board. “The lunch recognises outstanding
apprentices and product knowledge stars who are tomorrow’s leaders, and by presenting the awards in front of family and friends we help spread the word about the fantastic career opportunities available in the UK’s electro-technical supply chain.” EDA Apprenticeships Plus, sponsors of the dinner and lunch, were appointed by the EDA in 2011 to manage the Associations’ Apprenticeship Programme.
EDA Investor in Training Awards 2018 ● ANEW: Richard Sherin, Group Commercial Director, R&M Electrical, Southampton.
● AWEBB: Simon Hazlehurst, Operations Director, LH Electrical, Burton on Trent.
● CEF: Tom Taylor, Group Manager, Scotland Central Group, North Lanarkshire.
● Edmundson Electrical Ltd: Shaun Skelly, Manager, Cardiff.
● Fegime UK: Lee Major, Key Accounts Manager, KEW Electrical, Maidstone.
Left to right, EDA Education and Training Awards 2018 Manager winners: Craig Hiepner, Deta Electrical Company Ltd; Lee Major, KEW Electrical – part of the Fegime Buying Group; Shaun Kelly, Edmundson Electrical Ltd; Simon Hazlehurst, LH Electrical – part of the AWEBB buying group; Tom Taylor, CEF; Reverend Richard Coles, special guest; John Henry, MD, EDA Apprenticeships Plus, Awards sponsors; Andrew Smith, Stearn Electric Company Ltd – collecting the Award on behalf of Sean Miller; Graeme McNally, Rexel UK; Sean Gilbert, 7 Core Electrical – collecting the Award on behalf of Carl Lee, Warrington Electrical Supplies, part of the IBA buying group and Richard Sherin, R&M Electrical – part of the ANEW buying group.
● IBA: Carl Lee, Managing Director, Managing Director, Warrington Electrical Supplies. (Carl was unable to attend, and his award was collected by Sean Gilbert, MD of IBA member 7 Core Electrical. Sean is also Chair of the IBA’s Commercial Committee).
● Rexel UK: Graeme McNally, Procurement and Inventory Manager, Kirkcaldy.
● Stearn, Electric Company Ltd: Sean Miller, Branch Manager, Liverpool. (Sean was unable to attend and his award was collected by Andrew Smith, Key Account Manager, Stearn Electric Company Ltd).
● EDA Affiliate (Manufacturer/Services Providers): Craig Hiepner, Deta Electrical Company Ltd, Luton.
EDA Learning Achievements Awards 2018 ● ANEW (Outstanding Apprentice): Levi Craze, Devondale Electrical Distributors Ltd, Bideford, Devon.
Funding cleared for the new trainee wholesalers’ Trade Supplier apprenticeship
t’s full steam ahead for managers keen to attract talented trainee wholesalers, as the employer-created Trade
Supplier Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard (ST0334) cleared its final hurdle when the Institute for Apprenticeships confirmed the funding band which sets the cost of training and assessment on the Standard. Training providers are now gearing up to
start training the new apprentices with the first recruits expected within the next weeks. Wholesaler employers who created Trade Supplier, the trailblazers, were led by the EDA and chaired by Vicky Ordish, Learning and Development Business Partner with Rexel UK Ltd. Vicky Ordish said: “This one-year apprenticeship standard has been designed to
train new recruits to become fully-rounded trade suppliers. It’s a comprehensive job- focused rigorous programme of training entirely relevant to a wholesaler branch. “Other apprenticeships focus either on the
warehouse or the trade counter, but Trade Supplier includes training in both these areas as well as a strong focus on customer needs, giving new recruits a broader base of skills and knowledge from which to launch their careers. “Trade Supplier also represents excellent
value for wholesalers, with smaller businesses paying just 10% – £400 – towards the cost of training and assessment. Businesses can also benefit from up to £1,000 in payments for taking on younger or disadvantaged apprentices.”
Vicky Ordish, Trailblazer Group Chair, Learning and Development Business Partner with Rexel UK Ltd and EDA Education and Training Ambassador.
Trade Supplier also puts apprentices through their paces at the end of the 12 months during a half-day, end-point assessment comprising a knowledge test, real-life practical observation and a professional discussion. Demand for Trade Supplier training from
electro-technical wholesalers will be in the region of 500 apprentices a year. The EDA is working with its partner, EDA Apprenticeships Plus, to raise awareness.
Other apprenticeships focus either on the warehouse or the trade
counter, but Trade Supplier includes training in both these areas as well as a strong focus on customer needs, giving new recruits a broader base of skills and knowledge from which to launch their careers.
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● AWEBB (Outstanding Apprentice): Ronnie Walton, Team Electrical Supplies Ltd, Nazeing, Essex.
● Fegime UK (Outstanding Apprentice): Tom Simmons, KEW Electrical, Canterbury, Kent.
● CEF (Outstanding Apprentice): Gavin James, CEF, Wishaw, North Lanarkshire.
● Edmundson Electrical Ltd (Outstanding Apprentice): James Barry, Edmundson Electrical Ltd, Cardiff.
● Rexel UK (Outstanding Apprentice): Elise Whiting, Rexel UK, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
● Stearn Electric Company Ltd (Outstanding performance in MOL Product Knowledge Modules): Lynsey Clark, Stearn Electric Company Ltd, Newbury, Berkshire.
● Megaman (UK) Ltd (Outstanding performance in MOL Product Knowledge Modules): Kerry Simms, Megaman (UK) Ltd, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.
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