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College launches recruitment drive to support regional growth in electrical workforce

Hugh Baird College in Merseyside is calling on Electricians to consider becoming a teacher or assessor to help generate the electrical workforce of the future.

The recruitment campaign launched today, 20 January, will encourage Electricians to pass down their skills, knowledge and experience to the next generation of budding electrical engineers by becoming a teacher or assessor on a full or part-time basis.

Demand for electricians in the Liverpool City Region is burgeoning, with an expected 2% growth in jobs over the next five years and 20% of the workforce at retirement age within the next ten years.

The College has recently completed a substantial upgrade to its electrical installations teaching facilities and has announced an attractive package for those who join their teaching team.

Lynn Masterton, Assistant Principal of Business Engagement at Hugh Baird College, said:

“Our students and apprentices deserve nothing but the best education and that means we need teachers and assessors who have lived and breathed the industry and have a passion for sharing their knowledge.”

“We can offer applicants who wish to follow teaching the support to gain their teaching qualification and there are full and part-time positions available in both teaching and assessing. We have a long list of staff benefits that include generous annual leave, pension schemes, healthcare plans and an employee discount platform.”

Daniel Richards, Lead Assessor in Building Services, Business Management and Catering at Hugh Baird College, said:

“I spent over 10 years working as an Electrical Installer before I came into assessing. Toward the end of my time in the industry I wasn’t feeling challenged. So, I had a decision to make – stay in my electrical role, or give myself a new break.”

“My favourite part of my job is when a student or apprentice is struggling to grasp a piece of work fully and you need to guide and encourage them. Then they have that light-bulb moment. There is no greater joy than having an impact on a young person’s future.”

Those who are interested or want to find out more about becoming an Electrical teacher or assessor at Hugh Baird College can submit their details via a short form at