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Hager initiative sets to inspire the next generation of electricians

A new initiative launched by Hager aims to support colleges in the UK to help bring through the next generation of electricians.
With the Government committed to delivering 3 million apprenticeships by 2020, Hager is playing its part when it comes to specifically supporting the development of the next generation of UK electricians.

Its new ‘Partners in Education’ initiative sees Hager partner with a number of further education colleges across the UK to help enhance the learning experience for budding electricians.

The initiative, which was launched earlier in 2017, is designed to provide practical and educational support for colleges charged with teaching electrical apprentices and students.

To support this, Hager is making available a range of equipment from its broad product portfolio. This will allow students to benefit from working with the very latest product models in the classroom as they begin their journey towards qualification as an electrician.

In addition, Hager is delivering further support through a range of technical materials such as an easy-to-understand materials reference guide to explain industry terminology to those new to the sector and interactive training classes with Hager’s technical experts.

The company has also extended an open invitation for students and teaching staff to visit its manufacturing and training facility in Telford.

Paul Collins, Training Manager at Hager, comments: “We have been delighted with the positive response from colleges around the UK to our innovative ‘Partners in Education’ initiative. I am well aware of the frustrations the teaching profession has when using substandard and overused equipment as teaching aids in the classroom. At a time when every penny counts across the education system, it is important that Hager, as a major manufacturer, can support colleges in this manner.

“By partnering with a number of teaching establishments, we are able to provide access to the very latest technology and product solutions. This optimises the opportunity for students and apprentices to work with market leading products such as Hager’s MCBs and RCDs. In addition, we are providing a range of marketing materials such as posters and guides that colleges can use to further enhance their students’ learning experience.”

As part of the initiative, Hager also plans to sponsor prizes for a number of ‘Top Student’ awards for individual colleges, as well as offering an innovative service where colleges can request replacement components rather than ordering complete units, such as instances when a terminal fails on a consumer unit.

Helen Hampton from Bridgend College, which is taking part in the initiative, comments: “We are pleased to have Hager’s support. Being able to offer our students the opportunity to work with quality products not only enables them to install accessories far more easily, but also to a higher standard. We’re looking forward to working with Hager in this exciting partnership to help train the electricians of tomorrow.”

Paul Collins concludes: “It is vital that the whole industry gets behind the development of tomorrow’s generation of electricians. By helping students and apprentices commence their careers with access to quality learning products, as well as the ability to utilise helpful teaching aids and technical support, Hager is playing its part in this important objective. The Hager ‘Partners in Education’ initiative has got off to a great start, and we are determined to build upon its success to reach as many apprentices and students as possible."
Posted: 8th January 2018

For further information please contact: Hager Ltd, Hortonwood 50, Hortonwood, Telford, TF1 7FT. Telephone 01952 677899, Fax 01952 675557, Web: www.hager.co.uk, Twitter: @hageruk