Minister for Communities Stephen Williams visited the NAPIT Training Centre in Bristol on 30 January to gain an insight into the life of an electrician and the training aspiring electricians and sustainable technology installers need to get and remain qualified.

The flagship renewables and electrical training centre training centre in Bristol was first opened in 2011 and boasts bespoke training rigs for electrical inspection and testing, solar PV panels, biomass boilers and more.

Mr Williams was shown around the purpose-built training centre and met electricians and senior representatives from NAPIT who are working with government and alongside industry stakeholders to improve the promotion of competent, registered electricians to households.

"It was great to take the opportunity to visit the NAPIT Training Centre near my home constituency,” he said. “Training is vital for anyone looking to boost their prospects in today's competitive employment market. The visit provided a valuable insight into the opportunities available to aspiring tradespeople and I was pleased to hear about the work NAPIT and other organisations are doing to create one search facility and easily recognisable mark for all competent, registered electricians. Finding an electrician who can work safely and legally is crucial to consumer safety and their work to raise awareness of this issue is very encouraging."