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Phone calls to the ECS team
3 Nov 2016

We apologise for any delays in reaching the ECS team - this is due to a significant number of online applications; we are deploying additional resources...

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Save money from 2017 with ECS online applications
5 Oct 2016

You can now apply for your first ECS card and renew your card online. Online applications will also save you money from next year...  

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New employer portal eases ECS card admin
24 Aug 2016

Companies that employ a number of staff with ECS cards are benefitting from a new system that eases the process of multiple card applications.  

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ECS warns against ‘middle men’ card issuers
20 Apr 2016

The ECS is warning electricians about using third parties to apply for an ECS card, after a spate of complaints from dissatisfied individuals using such services.

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ECS H&S Assessment Addition of Environmental Questions
1 Aug 2015

From September 1st the ECS H&S assessment is being changed to include environmental questions. All assessments taken on or after Tuesday 1st September will have the number of questions, to be completed in 30 minutes, increased to 45.  

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New ‘MyECS’ online facility for ECS cardholders
24 Mar 2015

ECS cardholders in England, Northern Ireland and Wales can now benefit from a new online system to keep track of their card.

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Streamlined route to IET membership for ECS cardholders
16 Feb 2015

ECS cardholders can access a more streamlined route to apply for IET membership thanks to a newly-formed partnership between the JIB, SJIB and the IET...

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Beware of ECS card forgeries
20 Jan 2015

Following the prosecution of two men who produced thousands of counterfeit documents, including ECS cards, please be on your guard for ECS card forgeries that are circulating on the market.

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Increase in Further Education Fund Announced
26 Aug 2014

The JIB has announced an increase to its Further Education Fund to boost support for those looking to develop their skills.

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Assessment Route to NVQ Standard Now Available
29 Jul 2014

An assessment route that enables experienced workers to qualify to Level 3 NVQ standard has been launched by the JIB.

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ECS card forgery crack-down
15 Apr 2014

The JIB has asked the industry to be alert in checking that people hold genuine ECS cards, to help eliminate card forgery.

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Tax Refunds Hit Half Million Mark
4 Dec 2013

The partnership between the JIB and tax refund specialist RIFT has seen over £500,000 from HMRC given back to ECS cardholders in just over twelve months.

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Discount diesel for ECS cardholders
5 Nov 2013

ECS cardholders who are self-employed or run their own business can now benefit from discounted diesel, thanks to a partnership between the JIB and The Fuelcard Company, one of the UK’s largest fuel card resellers.

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