1. A

    Apprenticeship question

    I've been working for a non union company for about 7 months now and still my boss hasn't signed me on as a apprentice?? Is that normal
  2. D

    Neat idea for an apprenticeship competition

    View: Maybe some tools as a prize ?
  3. J

    Adult Apprenticeship

    Good evening anyone reading this. My name is Josh. I currently work as a Security Technician installing/programming various alarms, intercoms, access control, and cctv systems. I have my Certificate 3 in Telecommunications with endorsements. I am looking for an adult apprenticeship to duel...
  4. R

    Looking for a Trainee/Adult Apprenticeship role.

    With me having no luck looking for Electrical work as a Mate or Improver. I have decided to maybe look at a Trainee or Apprentice role. The pay does not bother me, I am just after the experience. As I am looking to do my NVQ. But would rather be working in the industry. I have my own car, so...
  5. T

    Trainee Books for apprenticeship.

    Hi there I’m unsure if this allowed but I have loads of books here that were highly beneficial for me during my apprenticeship. Would be a shame for them to go to waste. Would sell them for cheap.
  6. C

    Apprenticeship advice

    Hi im just on my third week of my apprenticeship and i am instantly hating it my boss is horrible his right hand man is his best mate so hes always sticking up for him ( by my boss i mean site foreman) he makes me feel like rubbish too be quite honest its already making me down and its horrible...
  7. H

    Help with apprentice wages

    Hello, I am an apprentice electrician and I study at college in the evenings which I pay for myself. My employer pays me an apprenticeship wage which is awful and I feel like I may be getting mugged off abit. The employ doesn’t help me with anything at all? Is everything they’re doing legit...
  8. S

    Just starting my apprenticeship and I need advice on workwear!

    Hello, I'm just starting into my electrician apprenticeship now, I'm roughly a week in. I've been wearing a sweatshirt and cheap topman chinos.. I had to buy boots (company paid) and I got some Dewalt Challenger 3s, they're grand but not all that comfy.. I'm guessing I have to break them in...
  9. B

    Should I have a 'Completion of Apprenticeship' Certificate

    Hi guys. I completed my apprenticeship back in 2009, just now getting round to applying for my ECS gold card and I've noticed that I have no Completion of Apprenticeship certificate. I have my NVQ LVL3, AM2 and LVL3 in Electrotechnical Technology. The company I completed my apprenticeship...
  10. A

    Apprentices Apprenticeship wanted 30mile radius of Spalding, Lincs...

    Hi all Been a long time since I've been in here. I spend most of my time lurking round the tiles forums... anyway, my son is currently looking for an apprenticeship as an electrician. He is currently working for a company but is finding he is being used as just cheap labour and is working 55...
  11. R

    Want to get back into the trade after 25 yrs out

    Hi all. I completed an apprenticeship via the CITB way back in 1992 (C&G 236 part 1&2 + JIB AM1), I think it was the 16th writing regs at the time. My employer at the time apparently “liked” me a lot and decided to have me managing/supervise the contracts/jobs instead of being on the tools...
  12. T

    5357 Apprenticeship Diary Questions

    Hi all, I am an 18 year old apprentice from London studying the new 5357 Electrotechnial apprenticeship. So far it is going really well in college and at work however one thing is stumping me a little and that is the diary I am supposed to be keeping. My tutor refers to it as the 'CPD Diary'...
  13. CMB4

    Adult Apprenticeship Course

    Iv been working for my dads company as an electrician for 11 years now. I decided to start the adult apprenticeship course to get my cards but is there any point in this course if I can go and do an NVQ3 and get my gold card with XS training or someone similar.
  14. L

    Highest paying specialty?

    Good morning everyone, I'm new to the forum so firstly hello :) I am currently training to become an electrician however I'm undecided as to what kind I should be. I currently have my level 2 City and guilds + ecs card and am working towards my level 3. I have a few weeks experience in...
  15. bozy09

    Morgan Sindall apprenticeship interview advice

    Good evening all, I have an interview with morgan sindall tomorrow for an electricians apprentice position. It is a workshop based interview so I was wondering what sort of questions I should expect and what sort of things I should prepare? Any advice is welcome. Thank You
  16. J

    Apprenticeship enquiry help!!!

    I'm currently working at an electrical whole salers and am doing very well and am progressing to become and account manager, I am going to go evening college and do a level 2 diploma in electrical installation to further educate myself . I was wondering what would happen when I want to do level...
  17. D

    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...
  18. D

    Guidance to become an electrician

    Hey guys, I need your help. I'm finishing a levels this months, and want to become an sparky. I do not know what route to take: A: Do a training course for CG level 2, then CG level 3 electrical installations. This would take under a year at the centre I'm looking on. Or B: Do an...
  19. D

    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...
  20. K

    Informal chat with an electrical company

    ive been invited to an informal chat with a company regarding getting an apprenticeship. How should I prepare myself? What questions might they ask
  21. HumbleWorker 91RT

    Update of the past apprenticeship quest.

    Evening all, I haven't posted in a fair while as I've been disheartened and annoyed. You may or may not remember last year I was asking if anyone was looking for a helper/mature apprentice. Seems just under a year I've consistently rang around, posted little flyers in my local merchants and...
  22. R

    Am I too old at 29 to start an apprenticeship

    So I am living in London at the moment, from Ireland originally, and have worked as a chef for the past 8 years, but always wanted to work as an electrician..I left school and started training but the recession hit Ireland bad around that time and everyone lost work..I moved to Oz and started...
  23. Guffer

    Full Apprenticeship C&G 5357 Block Release

    Anybody know if someone up in Lancashire offers this course on Block Release ? Seems quite common on day release but when we are working all over UK to get the lad back for one day a week is nigh on impossible. Long time since I did my training and we had centres coming out of your backside...
  24. A

    Need some Advice on Becoming Fully Qualified

    Hey guys im 19 ive completed my Levels 2 + 3 Electrical installation and PAT testing at college, ive been looking for apprenticeships for a while, on job sites such as indeed and the gov apprenticeship one and regularly ringing round local companies to try and get a start but no-ones interested...
  25. P

    Advice for career re: Apprenticeships

    Hello, Since around November last year I have really gotten interested electrical work. I am lucky that my local library has a massive range of books covering the whole subject and since then I've probably been reading and watching videos 10-12 hours a week. I applied to study level 2...
  26. L

    electrician just come out of time and not best electrician and need experience

    Basically the company I did my apprenticeship with are corupt as for over 2 months now I have been getting payed to sit on my ass and need experience and would go for less money just to get more experience but don't know where to turn to for help :) Any advice would be greatly appreciated Many...
  27. B

    Apprentices Apprenticeship in West Sussex

    Hi, I am actively looking for an employer to take me on as an electrical installation apprentice. I have been given an offer by Steve Willis Training on the condition that I find an employer by September 2018. If you are looking for an apprentice or would like to give me some advice please send...
  28. O

    Electrician Apprenticeship

    I've recently left the Army and I'm looking to become an electrician. I've gone through JLT but I'm struggling to find an employer. Can anyone help? Thank you.
  29. L

    Newbie needing advise

    After years of not being able to land myself an apprenticeship and being stuck in a job I don't want to do I'm becoming more and more frustrated. I've tried to get work as an Electricians mate but all have asked for 2+ years experience, so I feel as if I'm at a dead end right now. Is there any...
  30. L

    Course of action after apprenticeship.

    Hi all, I'm currently undergoing Electrical Apprenticeship course, and was wondering When I fully complete it and become a qualified Electrician, what would be the best course of action to take after leaving the company I get my qualification from..... e.g Start as a mate? Immediately look for a...
  31. U

    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...
  32. K

    Apprentices Regarding electrical apprenticeship, Leicester.

    Hello, My name is Kieran and I have not long finished college receiving my level 3 electrical installation diploma and I am currently looking for an apprenticeship in the electrical industry. I am here on this website today because I have called many of companies and I have had no luck. If any...
  33. D

    Apprenticeship interview tomorrow...

    Hi guys, So I have and apprenticeship invterview tomorrow with a large social housing company. I did a assessment test with them a few weeks back with a bunch of other candidates and got a call saying I scored the top out of everyone and they wanted to bring me in for an interview that will...
  34. C

    Apprenticeship advice required!

    Hi guys, First of, sorry if this is in the wrong area. I have just completed my gcse's and will be starting college in September on a level 2 electrical installation course. However, I now realise that what I really need is an apprenticeship. So, my question is, do I still have time to ask a...
  35. S

    Substations Apprenticeship

    Ive just been offered a position with the National grid on a three year apprenticeship. I'm a "mature"(30 year old). Ive worked in retails for the last 5 years getting no where and already have a Geography degree(half arsed). But do have a electronics A level and still like to fiddle and mess...
  36. C

    Help to start... college/apprenticeships

    Hi folks New to the forum world so apologies if I've done this wrong. I'm looking for some advice from some experienced tradesman! I'm looking for a change of career and hope to eventually become a qualified electrician. I'm currently 30yrs old and I'm a tree surgeon (bored of it) and was...
  37. L

    Apprenticeship Interview

    Hello i have recently been given an interview for arthur mckay in edinburgh but i dont have any experiance with this kind of interview. i would like to know what kind of things i should find out about the company and what kind of things they might ask in the interview. Thanks Lee
  38. S

    Apprenticeship for an older guy?

    Hi, I'm 38, an IT guy, office based and kinda fell into it about 7 years ago. I'm a help desk guy doing desktop and server support. Not really loving it and not fulfilled. I worked on site about 8 years ago doing a bit of plumbing, gas fitting and general handyman type work all under...
  39. C

    City and guilds course or jtl apprenticeship? Which one would be more suited for career

    Hi everyone, My name is Chris and I'm new to this site and the electrical world. I'm 26 and have started college (a bit late to the party) but after a lot of ups and downs with career paths I believe I'm making the right decision moving to being an electrician. I'm doing L1 city and guilds...
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