Electrical Licence to Practise is about connecting the competencies of licenced electrical workers with contracts. The online system provides Clients with a means of appointing electrical contractors who are committed to the recruitment, training and retention of competent electrical workers.
The imperative to raise quality and improve standards in the industry, is well served by the application of an Electrical Licence to Practise system. Too many underqualified and unqualified workers have entered the supply chain, weakening the value proposition and Client perception of the industry.
Low levels of high quality, new entrants feature as an unfortunate characteristic of the modern industry. With some exception, the industry has been generally outbid by other existing and emergent sectors for the best of the school leaving population. Perception of the industry by schools, parents and young people are perhaps static at best. As a sector, we routinely fail to attract significant interest from A*- B grade GSCE and A level students.
The drivers for planned, continuous professional development in the industry remain weak. Unlike the gas industry, there is no absolute legal imperative to be qualified or up to date with full framework apprenticeship requirements or industry approved adult training requirements. This weakens the perceived and actual value of the trade by current industry workers, recent entrants and potential new entrants.
Licence to Practise has been employed by other sectors and industrialised Nations (USA, Australia etc.) to exceptional effect. The value proposition of the UK industry can be rapidly reformed and progressively modernised by the adoption of such a system.
Electrical Licence to Practise is about rewarding the responsible electrical contractor and improving or removing the rest, on behalf of the industries Clients.