Switch your career back on with the Career Progression Programme and become a fully qualified electrician

Do you want to progress your career, gain increasingly necessary qualifications to help you win new business, and open doors to other working opportunities?

With many employers now facing an imminent skills shortage of qualified electricians, TESP (The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership) has decided to support the industry by subsidising this programme to allow you to achieve your ECS Gold Card - and therefore industry recognition as a qualified electrician.

In order to be considered for the Career Progression Programme, you must achieve the following criteria:

  • 5 years' experience working in the electrical industry since training
  • Currently working in industrial, commercial or domestic premises
  • Practical and technical knowledge of installing and maintaining electrical systems
  • Working knowledge of the current 17th Edition Wiring Regulations

Your route to success


Assessment service

JTL, one of the UK's leading work-based training providers, with over 25 years' experience in the industry, is offering a substantial £500 saving on the cost of its Assessment Scheme. Assessment fee £1,000 (discounted from £1,500)

Successful completion of AM2

Please note, the AM2 will cost an additional £595 (+VAT if applicable), and can be completed at one of JTL's Training Centres across England and Wales, or at one our approved learning locations.


AM2 Completion Bonus

When the AM2 is completed, you will receive a £71 completion payment.

Your ECS Gold Card for free

Pay nothing and receive your Gold Card - the only recognised definition of a qualified electrician across all industry sectors. Save £40 + VAT (if applicable)

Professional Technician status

Registration for free - the first 100 successful candidates will receive free professional registration for one year as an Engineering Technician (EngTech) through the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET). Save £144

You can enquire online now

To register your interest and become one of the first to benefit from this chance to secure the professional recognition you deserve, please contact us at, or on 0800 085 2308.

How to claim

The JIB will reimburse the cost of the initial ECS Gold Card and provide the completion bonus once you have received your ECS Gold card. You can apply for the ECS Gold card via the ECS website on the MyECS online system ( Once you have submitted the required certificates and paid for the card, please email to make your claim. 

About TESP

TESP (The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership) is a not-for-profit partnership created by the Electrical Contractors' Association (ECA), Joint Industry Board (JIB), National Electrotechnical Training (NET), JTL, SummitSkills and Unite the Union, to help employers shape the electrical industry's skills agenda.

Funding the Career Progression Programme

This scheme has been made possible by donations from TESP partners (JTL, ECA, JIB and NET), together with the Institution of Engineering and Technology and Electrical Safety First.

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