New Apprenticeship for wholesalers by wholesalers launched

Two and a half years after work began, the new Trade Supplier Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard has been launched by the EDA at a joint event hosted by the Builders Merchants Federation.

For wholesalers by wholesalers »


Kick start a rewarding career with an Apprenticeship

If you had not considered a career in the UK's electrical supply chain, think again. This sector is worth £billions to the UK economy and you could be part of it.

Many of our members are keen to attract new talent to their businesses and, once you're in the door, the opportunities for promotion and the financial rewards are well within your reach.

Recruiting now! »


She did it! Jess is Retail Week's Apprentice of the Year

Jessica Heppleston tops a national shortlist to win the prestigious Retail Week Rising Star Apprentice of the Year Award 2017.

Jess works for electrical wholesaler, Jack Hinton's in Wakefield, part of Edmundson Electrical.

"Just amazing!" says Jess »


Free Business Helpline with Your Membership

As a wholesaler, your EDA membership includes FREE access to 24/7 expert employment law and health & safety helpline and so much more - it's the Croner Telephone Business Support Helpline.

The Helpline - 0844 755 0560 - gives you instant access to telephone advice from a team of experts, with the only cost to your business being the price of a low cost phone call.

Find out more here »


Kellan is Scotland's wholesale star!

Kellan Pirie (centre), from Electric Center Inverurie, a trading brand of Edmundson Electrical Ltd, has just won the first EDA Scottish Section Wholesaler Apprentice of the Year 2017, at this year's SELECT Awards.

This new award was sponsored by EDA Apprenticeships Plus, who manage the EDA's Apprenticeship Programme. Here Kellan is joined by Angela Devine, Account Manager - Scotland for EDA Apprenticeships Plus and Kristian Van Rensburg, Chair of the EDA Scottish Section.

More on Kellan's night of celebration »


Apprenticeships & Specialist Product Knowledge training

As a member or affiliate member of the EDA, you can benefit from exclusive access to Apprenticeship programmes to help you recruit a pipeline of new talent to your business.

Improve your team's skill and knowledge with our 10 Product Knowledge modules.

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MOL Specialist Product Knowledge Programme: Sharing the success

This City & Guilds accredited distance-learning programme delivers flexible and convenient training, and real business benefits.

To find out more about MOL's Specialist Product Knowledge Programme, or the EDA's Aprenticeship Programme, please call us on 020 3141 7350 or email training@eda.org.uk

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Apprenticeships: Good for Business

020 3141 7350 Training@eda.org.uk

500+ Apprentices have been recruited and trained exclusively for EDA members since 2011. Your apprentice will be trained at Level 2, 3 or 4, in a subject that most closely matches their job role.

Get in touch today to find out more about our full and flexible apprenticeship service.

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They're electric! EDA shines a spotlight on education and training

Twenty-four EDA awards recognising outstanding achievement in education and training across the UK’s electrical wholesale sector, were presented at two glittering ceremonies recently. The first at the EDA Annual Dinner on Thursday 9 March and then at a celebratory lunch at the iconic Shard for the EDA Learner Achievement Awards on Friday 10 March 2017.

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