New Year, New Beginnings


Greetings from the ITP – we hope 2013 is a great year for all our members.

We’ve certainly hit the ground running, coming back to a mountain of exciting work – in particular, the launch of our brand new ITP Telecoms Apprenticeship Scheme.

As many of you will know, we’ve been working on this for some time – consulting with employers large and small, sourcing training, finding funding, and making sure we get the project exactly right.

Now, after all that groundwork, we are finally ready to officially launch, and have a fantastic event planned at BT Tower on March 13. I can’t think of a better venue than this iconic building, and we’re all really looking forward to it. It’s invite only, but if you would like to come, please do drop us a line as we may well be able to make room for you – if you are able to wait until late in the day to hear if we have space.

On the day we will be hearing from apprentices and their employers, as well as meeting our training providers and other people involved in the scheme. We hope that this is going to make a real difference – not only to telecoms, by allowing all business to access the benefits of apprentices, but to young people looking for a foothold in a thriving and ever-changing career.

To show our own commitment to apprentices, we are putting our money where our mouth is and are currently recruiting for our very own Business Admin apprentice, who we look forward to joining us at ITP HQ very soon.

We’re also aware that apprenticeships are only the beginning – and many of our members are at different stages in their careers. That’s why we’ve also decided on an extra push for Professional Registration. So far, it’s been hugely successful – with the intake of new ICTTech candidates in December, more than half the engineers on the Engineering Council ICT Technician Register are ITP members. Being a telecoms engineer is a highly skilled, highly professional role – and by offering Professional Registrations, we aim to support all our members by offering them the opportunity to apply for the relevant registration for them – allowing them to gain internationally recognised letters after their name which benchmarks the skills and experience they have gained in their careers.

We offer a range of registrations – from ICT and Engineering Technician to Incorporated and Chartered Engineer. Whatever stage of your career, there will be one that is right for you. Why not click on to our case studies  and see how it’s helped some of our members so far? If you want to know more, just contact us.

January is a time when many people are looking at their lives and their careers, deciding on future moves and goals, and considering their options. The ITP is here to help – whether it be Professional Registration, mentoring, or getting out and about doing some networking. Keep an eye on our website and see what we have to offer in 2013!

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