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New training route for military

29 September 2020

The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) has announced that electrical military qualifications obtained through the Royal Engineers will form a route to an Installation Electrician occupation and ECS Registered Electrician status.

Andy Reakes, Head of Operations, Employment and Skills at the JIB, said: “The Armed Forces offer a range of professional careers as well as many transferrable skills that will serve soldiers well once they leave. It is vital to be able to transition into civilian life as smoothly as possible and this work provides important industry recognition of the skills and experience gained during their time in the military within ECS. This announcement will create a career path for ex-military personnel who will be a great addition to the pool of talent in the building sector.”

Qualifications undertaken through the Royal Engineers for electrotechnical studies and practice culminate in the awarding of Level 3 or Level 4 Diplomas in Electrotechnical Studies and Practice (Military Engineering) by the Ofqual-approved Defence Awarding Organisation (DAO). An AM2 end point assessment is also required. Furthermore, upon completion, personnel achieve continuing professional development qualifications for inspection and testing, and BS 7671: 2018 through City & Guilds.

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