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  • Product News

    IEC Lock are at Data Centre World 2017!

    Come and see us at Data Centre World Singapore 11th - 12th October 2017 Marina Bay Sands Read full story

    Scolmore wins prestigious international award

    Scolmore Group’s innovative IEC Lock+ connector has won a prestigious ‘Best of Show’ award at the Interop Tokyo 2016 Exhibition. … Read full story

    Scolmore launches IEC Lock catalogue

    Leading wiring accessories and lighting supplier, Scolmore Group, has produced a new brochure for its growing IEC Lock range, which brings all product information together in one concise, informative,… Read full story

    World’s first locking rewireable C13 IEC Connector from Scolmore

    As it continues to develop its product range, to bring the most sophisticated models to market, Scolmore introduces the latest addition to its IEC LOCK range – the new IEC Lock+ Rewireable - the… Read full story

    Scolmore plugs into Sky

    Scolmore Group’s innovative IEC Locks have been used by broadcasting giant, BSkyB, to provide vital protection for servers and IT equipment at a number of data centres throughout its UK network.… Read full story

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    ELECTRICAL APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR 2017 WINNER ANNOUNCED

    George Maynard from Leicester has been crowned the winner of the 2017 NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year competition, sponsored by Scolmore Group. … Read full story

    Scolmore joins the sponsor line-up at the Electrical Wholesaler Awards

    The Electrical Wholesaler Awards will take place at Madame Tussauds, London on Thursday 18th May 2017. Organised by Datateam, the publisher of Electrical Wholesaler magazine, the event is designed to… Read full story

    Scolmore achieves ISO 9001:2015 Accreditation

    Scolmore Group is delighted to announce that it has been successful in upgrading its ISO 9001 certification to the new International Quality Standard ISO 9001:2015.  With only 15% of UK companies… Read full story

    Scolmore sponsors the second Electrical Apprentice of the Year competition

    Following the huge success of the inaugural event last year, which attracted more than 400 entrants from across the UK, Scolmore Group is delighted to announce its continued sponsorship of the NICEIC… Read full story

    Free access to calculator feature with new Scolmore App

    The innovative new mobile App from leading wiring accessories and lighting manufacturer, Scolmore Group, is packed full of features and calculators to make life easier for electricians on the job. … Read full story

    International Award for Scolmore Sales Manager

    Scolmore Group’s Sales Manager (Middle East), Tim Piggott, has been presented with the Best Technical Speaker of the Day Award at the Integrated Institute of Electrical Engineers (IIEE) 4th… Read full story

    Scolmore wins prestigious international award

    Scolmore Group’s innovative IEC Lock+ connector has won a prestigious ‘Best of Show’ award at the Interop Tokyo 2016 Exhibition. … Read full story

    Apprentice of the Year contest reaches final stage

    More than 300 started out but the quest to be crowned NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year is now down to the final eight. … Read full story

    World’s first locking rewireable C13 IEC Connector from Scolmore

    As it continues to develop its product range, to bring the most sophisticated models to market, Scolmore introduces the latest addition to its IEC LOCK range – the new IEC Lock+ Rewireable - the… Read full story

    The DIY SOS Big Build

    14-year-old Jack Morris was born with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy called central core myopothy, and in his short life he has had 19 operations to try to correct the symptoms of this disorder,… Read full story

    Scolmore plugs into Sky

    Scolmore Group’s innovative IEC Locks have been used by broadcasting giant, BSkyB, to provide vital protection for servers and IT equipment at a number of data centres throughout its UK network.… Read full story

Apprentice of the Year contest reaches final stage

More than 300 started out but the quest to be crowned NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year is now down to the final eight.

The contest – launched in conjunction with partner sponsor, Scolmore Group - recognises the talents of the brightest electrical students in the UK and is now down to the decisive stage.

The remaining students will have to complete several practical tests and undergo a short interview with industry legends Tony Cable and Darren Staniforth before the winner of the first ever NICEIC and ELECSA Electrical Apprentice of the Year is announced.

The Grand Final takes place at Scolmore’s headquarters in Tamworth, Staffordshire, on June 9th.

Julie Blake, Senior Marketing Manager at Certsure, which operates the NICEIC and ELECSA brands, said: “It has been a tough process but we are excited about the upcoming final.  Apprentices are the lifeblood of our industry and it has been encouraging to see how committed they have been. The overall standard and general level of enthusiasm shown by everyone is a credit to the industry.”

The final eight are:

Chris Powell, 23, from Wakefield

Scott Lewis, 19, from Devon

Benjamin Vanstone, 18 from Weston Super Mare

Michael Wooley, 20, from Telford

Dominic Ede, 21, from Cornwall

Joshua Casey, 21, from Halifax

Robbie McGowan, 21, from Yorkshire

Mark Lee, 22, from Essex

The finalists have had to battle through two stages of the contest, which began back in December last year. The first stage of the contest was an online exam comprising of a variety of questions relating to electrical installations.

The top 20% performing students from that stage then progressed to stage 2 - a practical 1 ½ hour exam held at one of seven locations across the UK. 

Marie Parry, Scolmore Group’s marketing director said: “We understand the importance of supporting the industry and we are committed to playing our part to help the electricians of today and tomorrow to develop their skills and grow their businesses.  We are delighted to be involved with the Apprentice of the Year and the results so far demonstrate that there is a wealth of talent out there and that bodes well for the future of the industry.”

Each finalist will now receive an iPad with a host of other prizes up for grabs including a £2000 holiday voucher for the winner, which can be spent on a trip of their choice. There is a £500 holiday voucher for the runner up.