AEW staff training goes from strength to strength

The Association of Electrical Wholesalers (AEW) launched their staff training program earlier this year and the AEW Administrator, Ken Legros, is pleased to report that the program has been going from strength to strength ever since.  

“Almost 150 staff members from over 40 Electrical Wholesale branches all around the country have already started their first module”, says Ken, “and we hope to see many more getting involved over the coming months.”   

The program comprises 12 individual modules. Learners can choose to study as many or as few modules as they like and they can study them in whichever order suits them best. Once ordered, the module is posted to the branch and the learner can start studying the module at their own pace, either at home or at work. The learner then takes an online test whenever they are ready and will shortly afterwards receive a City & Guilds certificate with a Pass, Credit or Distinction grade. 

“I would encourage all branch managers to give their staff members the opportunity to participate in this training program”, says Ken, “The cost to the branch is small in comparison to the benefits for their staff. Whether they are new to the industry or have years of experience, this training program offers all staff members the chance to learn something new and to receive professional accreditation at the same time.”

Ken concludes, “The AEW is also extremely grateful to the EIFI for their ongoing financial support for this program, which allows the AEW to offer participating branches a substantial subsidy against the cost of each module.”

EIFI supports AEW training initiativeMark Keogh, Chairman of the Education sub-committee at the EIFI (Electrical Industries Federation of Ireland) said “The EIFI are delighted to support this initiative with the AEW, as it allows electrical industry employees to generate greater technical excellence across the electrical distribution channel.” 

This award was made possible by collaboration between EIFI and the former ETCI (Electro-Technical Council of Ireland) to set up an EIFI bursary fund in 2018 to support development and education within the sector. 

For further information on how to get started, please contact Ken Legros at