Industry Training Officer
Responsible for managing the Electrical ApprenticeshipsNI Programme in the Armagh, Castlereagh, Omagh and Newry areas.
Craig joined ETT in 2004 as an Industry Training Officer. He is responsible for managing the Electrical ApprenticeshipsNI Programme in Armagh, Castlereagh, Omagh and Newry area. As well as being a qualified electrician, Craig holds a C certificate, NVQ L3 Electrical Maintenance and HNC Electrical/Electronic Engineering. He served his electrical apprenticeship with Braid Electrical Services, before moving into a maintenance role within an engineering environment with John Crane UK Ltd, a role he held for eight years.
In his role as an Industry Training Officer, Craig monitors the progress and achievement of apprentices from First to Fourth Year. He provides pastoral care and support and gives careers advice and guidance. He is also an Internal Auditor for ETT and is involved in C&G 2391 Advanced Inspection and Testing.
Craig was instrumental in helping with the introduction of OneFile, ETT’s new electronic portfolio.
Blog Posts from this Expert
by Craig McNeilly on 25 September 2013
Today's electricians are increasingly finding themselves working on, or maintaining energized electrical systems. This can mean a risk of electrocution through direct contact with live parts.
Training adequately in this area does more than benefit your organisation, it can save lives...
Free Safe Isolation Procedure Flowchart available to download at end of article.
by Craig McNeilly on 19 June 2013
Are you a young person with opinions? Do you want the opportunity to challenge key decision makers in our government? If yes, then you should apply to the NI Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY), to become a new member for her NICCY Youth Panel?
by Craig McNeilly on 26 March 2012
The ETT electricial apprenticeship can take you far!
Meet Glen Dunlop one of our apprentice electricians who is employed by T&T Electrics and is currently working on a project in Germany.
by Craig McNeilly on 06 February 2012
Taking photographic evidence is an important part of completing your e-portfolio for your electrical apprenticeship.
Follow ETT's top 10 tips for photo evidence success
by Craig McNeilly on 23 September 2011
After over 100 years of producing light the traditional 60 watt bulb has been declared inefficient and banned by the EU to help reach energy saving targets
If you are interested in developing a career for life in the electrical sector an apprenticeship is the way to go!
Free Apprenticeship Information Downloads available at end of article.
by Craig McNeilly on 27 June 2011
Have you ever wondered what we do behind the scenes at ETT for you and your electrical apprentices?
Free "What is An ETT Apprenticeship?" Download at end of article.
by Craig McNeilly on 25 May 2011
On the 20th April 2011, three ETT Training Officers ventured from sunny Northern Ireland to attend a course in Birmingham. Held by the IET in their Austin Court training facilities, the course covered the first amendment to BS7671:2008 (17th Edition Regulations)...
ETT are running two half day workshops on the first amendment - read on for more information.
by Craig McNeilly on 15 April 2011
While the economic environment remains a challenge, the continuing focus on reducing carbon emissions and promoting renewable energy alternatives offers significant opportunities for the electrical sector.
by Craig McNeilly on 25 March 2011
With 77% of employers believing apprenticeships make them more competitive and 81% believing apprenticeships boost productivity, it's easy to see why apprenticeship training is becoming popular...
Free "SummitSkills Apprentice Cost-Benefit Analysis 2010" Download at end of article.
By gaining the Inspection and Testing qualification, candidates will learn the correct terminology, naming documentation, test values and calculations relating to the Inspection and Testing process. This industry qualification is essential for the electrical installer who wishes to enter the sector of commercial electrical installations.
by Craig McNeilly on 24 February 2011
Draka; a trusted cable manufacturer have long believed that accepting or installing sub-standard cable was a "ticking time bomb" and some people in the electrical industry have not taken the warnings as seriously as they should...
by Craig McNeilly on 28 January 2011
New qualifications for the electrical industry are now in operation.
We talk to Trevor Johnston of SummitSkills to find out more...
by Craig McNeilly on 07 January 2011
Electricians should check that cable being used on a job can be easily stripped before first fix installation; this is a simple and worthwhile check.
Why? Well, picture the scene; the cable has been laid, the plaster is drying and decoration is well underway when you arrive to second fix some accessories. You approach some hanging cable to fit a ceiling rose and as you attempt to strip the cable using your trusty insulated pliers, you find a problem. The cable cannot be stripped easily. This can result in serious difficulties; costing valuable time and money...
by Craig McNeilly on 09 December 2010
A retired French electrician, who worked for Pablo Picasso, has come forward with a treasure trove of 271 undocumented, never-before-seen works. Experts say the nine cubist works in Mr Le Guennec's possession are worth 40m euros alone...