NAPIT joined students at Highbury College in Portsmouth in May 2017 for the Student Road Show, which was open to all level one, two and three electrical students.

The Road Show, which was set up by the college and the IET, was designed to inform students and apprentices on day release from employers on life after their studies in the world of electrical contracting. Alongside NAPIT, representatives from the IET were in attendance at the event as well as electrical test equipment manufacturer, Megger.

NAPIT were on-hand to talk primarily to the level three students, who would be leaving college soon to go out and practice their trade. NAPIT set out the key facts on the importance of joining a NAPIT membership scheme once they had left college, how much it would cost to join, the benefits of membership and the support you can receive as a part of it.

NAPIT also donated a DYMO printer to the college for the teachers and students to use in their workshops so the students can learn and put into practice the importance of labelling up their work. Alongside this, they will be able to understand how it is an essential part of the IET’s Wiring Regulations to ensure the clear identification of the work they do.

Michael Collinge Head of Training at NAPIT said ‘It’s so important that students learn good habits at the first stages of their studies when it comes to electrical contracting and that they know the importance of working in accordance to the Wiring Regulations. We want to get the message out about NAPIT to electricians just starting out in the trade and highlight the importance of competence, compliance and exercising higher standards of work in the industry – all of which NAPIT membership prides itself on. Getting the chance to attend the Road Show at Highbury College and speak to aspiring electricians is something we are hoping to do more of throughout the course of the year’.