My son has just been laid off from his apprenticeship today as the firm he was with in Boston have no work on. Hes been weeding the office yardxand car park with the other apprentices for the last week... They apoear to not be renewing any of their apprentice contracts. He has completed his...
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...
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
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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/
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.
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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)
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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??
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...
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...
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?
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...
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