Archives October 2012


Electricians skills are going high-tech

Adam Palmer oversees the installation of large electrical systems in buildings, working shoulder-to-shoulder with electricians in tool belts, many of them union guys with family roots in the building trades. Palmer took a different route. He has a university degree in electromechanical engineering — and he doesn’t feel the least bit overqualified for this line …


3,000 Tower Hamlets school-leavers chase 185 apprentice places

he shock figures revealed this week show 3,290 youngsters in Tower Hamlets applying for places during the three moths from February to April—around 1,000 more than the same quarter last year. Only 72 more places were on offer than last year’s 113, according to the National Apprenticeship Service statistics. Yet vacancies across the country reached …