The SPARKS Learner of the Year 2023 search has begun and once again NAPIT will be providing its technical expertise and continued support of the competition. Members of NAPIT’s Technical Team will be head judges for the competition and have assisted in the creation of the assessments for the learners, as well as donating prizes to all contestants and finalists.
All participants will be given free NAPIT Foundation membership and a £5 voucher to NAPIT Direct, with the finalists receiving digital copies of NAPIT’s EICR Codebreakers, On-site Solutions and Guide to Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection, and Testing of Electrical Installations publications. The winner of the competition will receive all of the above, plus a goodie bag containing a lock-out kit, calibration card, a testing adapter and a £40 NAPIT training voucher.
The competition is split in to three rounds:
Round one: all regional competitors will complete an online written test to compete against each other to secure their place in round two.
Round two: the top two scorers from each region will complete a series of practical scenario-based exercises and take part in a professional discussion video call. The video call will be with a member of the SPARKS team, a NAPIT judge and representatives from sponsors of the competition.
Round three – the final: the winner of each regional heat will complete a live practical test in May. Each finalist will compete in their own college with a technical expert from NAPIT judging their work for a chance to be crowned SPARKS Learner of the Year 2023.
NAPIT’s Chief Technical Officer, Frank Bertie says, “We’re proud to be supporting the competition again, it’s great to see everyone involved. Each year we’re blown away by the level of talent the students display, we’re excited to see what they bring to this year’s competition”.
During January and February, NAPIT will be travelling across six regions of England and Wales in search of the best up-and-coming industry talent.