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    Working as an electrician apprentice in other countries

    Hi I'm new to this forum.I am currently an electrician apprentice in Hong Kong. I yearn to work overseas. However, licenses may be required in certain countries. As far as I know, Australia trade assistant has to be granted provisional license in advance. If I want to start electrician...
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    Trainee Apprentice tools and advice

    Hi all I am new to this forum and was just wondering any of your advice on tools and anything I should know as I start an apprenticeship next Monday doing most domestic and local leisure centre's Any advice really appreciated Dylan :)
  3. George.S

    New Member / Apprentice

    Hello all who read this. Just writing this to say hello and introduce myself. I'm about 10 months into my apprentaship and thought it to be wise to create an account on here. I currently work for a maintenance firm for domestic/ social housing. We are busy however the work we do is fairly...
  4. K

    apprentice required in Shropshire

    Currently looking at the possibility of taking on an apprentice in Shropshire (Shrewsbury based company), get in touch if your looking! thank you Kris
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    Looking for a trainee electrician (North London)

    Hi, Looking for a trainee electrician for mainly domestic and some commercial work in London. Ideally someone who is at college currently or has qualified and is based in north London area. Please contact if interested. Thanks
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    Apprentice who’s on the verge of completing C&G level 3 qualification.

    Hi guys. I go by the name links. I’m Currently studying c&g level 3 and hoping complete by early next year! All being well after my next two practical sessions in college (electrical design and inspection and testing) I’ll be heading for my am2. However, if there’s anyone can give me a little...
  7. Jay 1987


    Hello everybody So I met a guy last night who has just recently completed his nvq3. Fast forward we started speaking about the type of work he likes, whether it be domestic, commercial etc and why? We then moved onto the more interesting topic of wages !!!! To My surprise he revealed that he...
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    Am i doing enough .... ?

    Ive been working with an electrician full time for the last 3 months. Before that i was in college for a year. I feel like im not doing good enough. In 5 hours i only second fixed 4 sockets, 10 spots and 7 smokeys. Ive done more than that in a time frame before but its probably not far from my...
  9. Daniel Oake

    Apprentice Electrician, discuss my tools!

    27 years old, come from a domestic general building background; I have taken some pictures of my current tools that I take to site (week 4 as an apprentice) The electrical company I work for do a lot of everything from domestic, commercial to industrial, I have a small list of tools that I...
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    £4000 for taking on an apprentice- discuss

    The Scottish Government are offering incentives to companies taking on apprentices Scotland's Employer Recruitment Incentive - https://www.ourskillsforce.co.uk/help-with-recruitment/our-one-stop-skills-shop/scotlands-employer-recruitment-incentive/ Discuss
  11. K

    ROBIN SMARTPAT 5000 user manual

    Hi all , I have the tester above and have lost the user guide which I need to give to my apprentice any help please
  12. polo1

    Another apprentice question, re AM2/FICA

    Hi, does anyone have any knowledge of what's required for the AM2 or FICA (Scotland) risk assessment. It appears to relate to use of the booth during the actual trade test(s). So, ideally looking for views/ideas on the risks and related control measures specifically for this test. Starters for...
  13. Leesparkykent

    Monkey puzzle clips and the apprentice

    Just phoned the apprentice as he was going to the wholesalers.....told him to pick up 12 monkey puzzle clips.....his reply "haha very funny, you must think I'm an idiot" me "no just get them" apprentice "shall I grab a long weight at the same time".... Prat :D
  14. Sam662

    Second year apprentice

    Hey guys, just finished the first year of my apprenticeship and am now looking for a new employer to carry on my second year with. If anybody knows of anyone taking on in the North West (Bolton, Bury, Wigan, Manchester, ect) I'd be eternally greatful for the heads up. Bit of back story...
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    Finding first electrician job

    Hey, I'm wondering how to find your 1st ever electrician job. I'm looking to get level 2 and level 3 CG electrician qualification in a college. Every electrician mates job offer often requires a few years experience, so I am confused on how to get your first job as a mate. Whats the best sector...
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    Fully Funded Apprentice Electrician *PLEASE READ*

    Dear All, I am here to enquire about any possible vacancies within any of your companies for an Electrical Apprentice. I have recently been accepted onto an Electrical Apprenticeship scheme with Birmingham Electrical Training. I have funding for training over a period of up to 4 years through...
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    Apprentice electrician required.

    Hi all, I am looking to take on an apprentice and was seeing if anyone is looking for work? Preferably I would like someone with some experience in the domestic sector with a full UK driving licence. We are based in Epsom, Surrey but have work in both Surrey and London. Please contact me on...
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    I failed to complete my NVQ..

    I shall cut a long story short, I started my apprenticeship to gain my NVQ level 3 just over 3 years ago when 20 and a year into it I had to deal with a few issues in my life including a couple of bereavements in the family and other personal issues which ended up causing me to lose complete...
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    Apprentice 22yrs old, no funding

    HIall, got a apprentice for one weeks works experience , hes 22 and paid for the full time course himself, I've said Ill take him on as he drives and has a good work ethic, so he will move over to the apprentice course one day a week. collage has said as he's over 19 he wont get funding...
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    Hopefully there’s somebody out there?

    Hello everyone I’m currently looking to get into the trade and hoping that someone in the Yorkshire area could point me in the right direction. I’m 29 and currently looking at changing my career of which I plan to start college later this year to eventually become a qualified electrician. In...
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    Desperately Looking for work

    Hi Guys I’m a relatively newbie (6 months experience) and desperately looking for work as a mate (or anything electrical) I’m based in Birmingham have my own tools and transport. It’s very difficult to convince anyone to give me a chance - no one wants to know. Any help would be much...
  22. John Lundrigan

    A free apprentice resource for 17th Edition

    Hi all, I am a retired engineering professional and I recently got involved in helping my grandson with his 17th Edition. Well I decided to provide some help with the aid of some software (and some assistance from members of this forum). Like most projects, what started as a simple idea just...
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    Apprentice Electrician - Liverpool

    Hello, I thought I would reach out on here to see if it was possible for anyone based in Liverpool and North West to see whether they could take me on as a Trainee/Apprentice Electrician. I am 32 years of age, I have worked in Retail for 11 years, Worked in numerous Office jobs as a Web...
  24. Jim90

    JCC tricked my apprentice!

    As the subject suggests JCC threw in a curveball in a 5ft LED light that completely stumped my apprentice. The back story goes like this. We are on a small commercial job, cushy number installing 40 LED IP rated emergency and non emergency fittings. I gave the task of telling my third year...
  25. dansk

    Apprentice Electricians and failed exams

    Looking for some advice please - My stepson is 3rd year apprentice Can anyone tell me: If the apprentice fails his exams, who's time does the resits come out of? The company or the apprentice (i.e unpaid leave)
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    Advice on starting a career in the electrical industry

    Good Evening, I am 21 years old currently working an office job for a house builder, and i sometimes wonder if the office job is for me. I was going to undertake an electrical college course out of school but i instead went down the office career path. I have been drawn to domestic and...
  27. HumbleWorker 91RT

    Struggling to get hands on apprentice work..

    Hi guys, Apologise's in advance for the rant but I am at a loss. I've posted on here a fair amount asking for advice and opinions on things. Such as the tools I should get to start in the trade, avenues to go down for work, what the courses which you guys need for the box ticking allowing you...
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    Apprentice wanting to progress

    Evening Lads Im currently a month away from finishing my apprenticeship. Im training to be a field service engineer. From this I'll get my NVQ in electrical testing and maintainence along with decent knowledge of domestic electrics. I dont plan on staying in this job forever and want to...
  29. Pete999

    Pete's Videos I learnt this trick from a Chippy when Jesus was still an Apprentice

    Electrical Wholesalers Northampton - Midshires Electrical Wholesalers - https://www.midselec.co.uk/
  30. HumbleWorker 91RT

    Enthusiastic Apprentice wanting to work Warrington/Manchester/Liverpool

    Hi guys, I'm looking for a company that want to bring on a new apprentice I'm an older apprentice at 25 but have basic hand tools an eagerness to learn the trade and want to help a business grow. I've laboured in the past and just want to work hard and learn all that I can. I have my CSCS and...
  31. HumbleWorker 91RT

    My apprentice tool backack

    Hi guys, Just wondering on your thoughts of my little starter setup I didn't include a chisel in the photo or hacksaw but the hacksaw is a 5 in 1 stanley fatmax which is arriving tomorrow. I hope at least by rocking up with this kit my boss will think I'm serious about learning and excelling...
  32. Sam662

    Apprentice Electrician looking for advice

    Hi everyone, I'm due to start an apprenticeship (Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical systems and equipment (2357) (Buildings, Structures and the Environment) AM2) with a company in September and couldn't be happier, after months of searching and interviewing, the only problem...
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    First year apprentice tools

    Hi Guys, I've just been taken on as an apprentice for a commercial electrician firm and am in my first month. I'm wondering what tools you'd recommend me buying? I'm looking at getting a knife (maybe a Delphin), set of drivers, cable cutters, side cutters etc. Which are brands that you'd...
  34. Voltimum UK

    Advice to apprentice just starting out?

    I'm currently at the final of the NICEIC Apprentice of the Year final. All young lads and are the top performing apprentices this year. What piece of advice would you give an apprentice just starting out??
  35. Ross M

    New Apprentice here! JIB Guidelines good?

    So I will be starting my first apprenticeship soon to become a fully qualified electrician in approximately 4 years (according to my Employer and the apprenticeship provider) Wanted to introduce myself as a complete newbie in hopes of some enlightenment from more experienced professionals that...
  36. Coach

    Apprentice Pat Tester. Is This For Real.

    Saw this today in my area. Whatever next, Just a way to pay small wages. How can you be an apprentice Pat Tester when the C&G course is only a couple of days. An old school electrician. Apprentice Pat Tester Rpat 3 reviews - Preston £3.50 an hour - Apprenticeship Rpat is on the Look our for...
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    What is a Improver allowed to do?

    Currently working as an improver and been given a lot of responsibility. Doing jobs on my own. Dealing with customers daily. Also doing big led instal jobs on my own with an apprentice. Is this common?
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    Need to resit FICA

    Hello, My name is Fraser, im 25 years old and live in scotland. 5 years ago, i sat my FICA test, but failed. Around the time of my test, my life fell apart. I lost a relationship, my friend died in an accident, another committed suicide. This was alot for me to process and i couldnt cope. Soon...
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    Domestic testing

    Hi can anyone take me through step by step of best way to test a domestic board and explain how to do tests as I know how to do most of them but not 100 percent I'm a 1st year apprentice so just looking for help thanks
  40. Leesparkykent


    Looking for another apprentice. We are based near Birchington in kent so must be within commutable distance to here. Must be keen and have the willing to learn. If you can drive it would be an advantage. Most of my work is an average split between high end residential and commercial with the...
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