The Youth Group is so ridiculously excited to announce the start of a ground-breaking new partnership with The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) to establish a network of electrical industry mentors as part of our Mentor Me programme. This is an unprecedented collaboration, starting with fifty mentors that young people interested in the electrotechnical industry will be able to access. Moreover, this partnership hopes to act as a trailblazer for the wider construction and engineering industries, opening the door for mentors from across the sector.


TESP operates across the UK and was founded by National Electrotechnical Training (NET), electrical employer associations ECA and SELECT, the Joint Industry Board, and Unite the Union. Covering a broad spectrum of work from traditional electrical installation to state of the art technology from Smart Home systems to Data Centres and Building Management Systems.


We’re so excited to be working with TESP, not only to bring their own team on board as members, but to launch a ‘call for mentors’ right across the electrical industry, aiming to attract over one hundred industry-expert mentors as the programme is promoted more widely. What’s more, TESP are producing a ‘mentor toolkit’ covering electrical careers information and training routes to provide even more value to mentees who sign up through the Mentor Me programme. 


Jack Parsons, CEO of The Youth Group said:

“I’m over the moon that TESP and The Youth Group are going to be working together to pioneer a new wave of mentoring in the electrotechnical industry. It’s so important that young people who want to get into this sector are provided with the hope, skills, and opportunities they need to reach their full potential in work”


Ruth Devine, Chair of TESP, added:

“We can’t wait to start working with The Youth Group and calling our industry experts to action. The electrical industry presents fantastic opportunities in areas such as new technologies and low carbon solutions, so we’re confident our mentors will be able to provide informative and inspirational advice to young people.”