Name: Jon Dicken
Position: Technical Development Manager
Career Summary: “My career started with an electrical apprenticeship with Midlands Electricity Board where I was exposed to a vast variety of electrical work. I then moved into training and as Head of Training for one of the leading electrical contractors, I enhanced my skills and also was able to pass on my skills to others joining or working in the industry. Working now for NET I look after the industry end point assessments and developing new assessments for the electrical industry.
My experience covers a wide range of electrical systems and also working on high security sites with unique challenges. I have sat on a wide range of groups looking at qualifications and also sit on the group looking after the current wiring regulations.
At NET I have responsibility for the development of End Point Assessments for the Electrical Industry and monitoring the centres that deliver these assessments.”
What do you enjoy most about being part of SkillELECTRIC and your role as a judge? “For me being involved with SkillELECTRIC allows me to watch candidates develop through the heats and the final and hopefully move on to represent their country at a world class level. It also provides an opportunity to share my industry experiences with the candidates and also those visiting wishing to enter the industry. Hopefully we can inspire others to move forward in an industry that provides a wide range of opportunities for all that wish to follow this career path.”