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Electrical Trade Show is back !

We have negotiated ‘Special Rates’ at the SPA Hotel Lucan for our exhibitors and guests.
Single B&B:                €79.00 per room per night
Double or Twin B&B: €109.00 per room per night
Triple B&B:                 €129.00 per room per night
If interested in staying please contact the SPA Hotel @ 01-6280494 or and tell them you are with the “Electrical Trade Show”.

AECI Membership Rates with first year Membership

New Membership Rates for 1st year of Membership:

 Sole Trader                                               €150.00

 2-5 Employees                                          €250.00

 6-14 Employees                                        €400.00

 15+ Employees                                         €600.00


AECI Membership Rates 2019:  (No increase since)

Sole Trader:          NEW RATE 2019   €275.00

 2-5 Employees:     NEW RATE 2019   €440.00

 6 – 14 Employees: NEW RATE 2019   €660.00

 15+ Employees:    NEW RATE 2019   €895.00

  • Gerry Geoghegan has been elected President of the Association of Electrical Contractors of Ireland at the recent  AECI AGM

Gerry Geoghegan, Contracts Director at H. Shiels takes over the role of President of the AECI at their recent AGM.

The AECI is the largest representative Trade Association in the Irish Electrical Industry. It offers a comprehensive range of technical and business support services and facilities for members. The support services and facilities are constantly being expanded, with particular emphasis on raising the standard of electrical work, and better equipping members to compete in the ever-changing economic climate of today. Whether it is a commercial, industrial, or domestic project, assistance and advice is available at all times.

Gerry joined H Shiels in 1987. He became Contracts Director of the company in 2005. He has been a member of the AECI executive for over 10 years and so brings great experience to this new position.

Taking over from Colm Walsh, who had given over 3 years to the role. Gerry said “I would like to thank Colm for all his work, commitment & support and for steering the organisation through the rocky waters of the pandemic. Despite COVID restrictions Colm managed a very full agenda. I am delighted that Colm will still be very much involved in the council as well as on the technical committees.”


The AECI Electrical Trade Show takes place on 31st August 2022. There will be lots of new products, demonstrations and RECI inspectors will on hand giving plenty of advice and training.

Applications are now officially open for the Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Electrical Engineering (Apprenticeship) Level 7 Programme. This is a real opportunity for qualified electricians that wish to upskill and acquire advanced knowledge to enable a move into an engineering role in Industry. The course is a 2 year employer-led apprenticeship with 70% of the learners time spent on the job.


Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest (formerly Limerick Institute of Technology) – Moylish Campus (two 15 week blocks spent at the TUS).

Technological University Dublin – Tallaght Campus (1 day per week).

Employer Grants;

Effective from January 2022, an annual base grant will be paid to employers that employ apprentices in one of the 37 apprenticeships which have been established since 2016. The grant will be paid for each eligible registered apprentice during their employment with a company.

What are the benefits for your organisation?

· The blend of full time and work based modules means that your apprentice can remain working in their current role for the duration of the 24-month apprenticeship contract.

· An apprentice will be assigned an academic supervisor from TUS/TUDT and at all stages of the 24 month programme will have the support of the academic staff and services of the Institute.

· The work based projects which are undertaken during the apprenticeship are intended to deliver significant value to your company.

Minimum entry requirements;

This programme is primarily designed as a progression pathway for qualified Electricians, the minimum entry requirements are outlined below:

a. Holder of the Advanced Certificate (Level 6) in Craft (Electrical)

b. Holder of the Advanced Certificate (Level 6) in Craft (Electrical/Instrumentation) or Craft (Refrigeration)

c. Holder of the TUS Midwest Higher Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Level 6), or a cognate Level 6 Electrical Certificate, with relevant industrial electrical Experience

d. Registered Electrician with qualifications (National Craft Certificate / Senior Trades) other than in (a) or (b) above, can apply for access through the TUS Midwest recognition of prior learning process

e. Candidates with other technical /electrical qualifications equivalent to the TUS Midwest Level 6 Certificate in Electrical Technology and relevant industrial electrical experience can apply for access through the TUS Midwest recognition of prior learning process

How to Apply;

For further information contact: Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Tel: 061 293318 / 061 293183


The programmes is scheduled commence in early September 2022.