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  1. X

    Looking to emigrate, how's best?

    Hello guys, I'm currently working in the UK as a Electrical Maintenance engineer in the food industry. Me and my partner are talking about a move to Australia or New Zealand and there seems to be plenty of jobs when I've looked but I'm not sure where to start. I'm only BTEC level 3 qualified...
  2. Megawatt

    The big difference in the electric terminology and installation regulations and practice in each country!

    I’m from the US and I’m just trying to learn how UK does things and the terminology of what I call something verses what y’all call materials. I read some of this and I mostly don’t know what being said and I’ve been doing this for 32 years
  3. G

    Australia skills assessment

    Hi guys I’m doing my Australia skills assessment end of this month to hopefully obtain a visa at the end of it. Was wondering if anyone has recently done it or can offer any tips or advice for it?
  4. S

    Help EAL diploma in electrical installation level 3 is recognised in Australia?

    Hello! How can I know if an EAL diploma in electrical installation level 3 is recognised in Australia ? Anyone can help me please? Thanks a lot!
  5. S

    EAL diploma in electrical installation level 3 recognised in Australia

    Hello! How can I know if an EAL diploma in electrical installation level 3 is recognised in Australia ? Anyone can help me please? Thanks a lot!
  6. C

    Australia the land of milk & honey

    Hello guys has anyone been and worked in Australia, i only ask this because i am part of Londons younger generation who can buy a box room of a flat for 300K, if your not a property owner your done for basically. i only ask because i earn 50k and I find the London property market to be a scary...
  7. M

    New Member Looking To Emigrate

    Hi guys, long time reader on the forums but never a member until now. Hoping there might be a few people here that can help me out. I'm a 4th year apprentice in Scotland about to resit the section I failed on my test at the end of the month. All going well and I pass this time, I was looking to...
  8. Gaz92552

    Returning to the UK

    Hi, I've been living in Australia for the past 5 years and have decided to return. I have 5 years experience in the uk before I come out here and have 2330 lvl 2 & 3, 2391,17th and NICEIC PV (expired after 5 years). Just want to know what's changed in the last 5 years? I notice a lot of talk...
  9. C

    Skills Assesment Australia

    I am in the early stages of applying for my permanent residence visa for Australia, for this I have to get my skills assesed at the Downunder Centre in London. Has anybody been through this company and have the same assessment, if so any heads up and what sort of things are likely to come up. I...
  10. P

    Megger 1730 - Buy or not in 2016

    I am after some advice from anyone who has used the megger 1730 in 2016. I am close to buying one and shipping it to Australia. I have read bad reviews about the older software it used now it seems to have better reviews.would I be making a mistake in buying one and shipping it to Australia?
  11. D

    English sparky living in Australia returning home-few questions!

    Hope this lands in the right forum, this is my first post! So just have a few questions about what's going on in the industry in the UK right now. I'm in my late 20s and a 17th ed qualified spark completed through an apprenticeship. I also hold NVQ level 3. 3 years ago I left for Australia...
  12. A

    Work in New Zealand and Austrlia

    Ok i have been looking into getting work in one of the 2 places, can the uk electrcians just work out there on a visa or do we have to apply for the ewrb licence, if so how do we go around applying for the tempory permit to work? Does anyone have templates regarding forms they have compleated...
  13. M

    australian electrical assessment

    Iv got an assessme t coming up and need a few bits clearing up.. firstly. My knowledge on motors and control circuits are pretty slim as i dont often get the chance to fault find and work in this environment.. In an upcoming assessment i have to install a DOL starter to an induction motor...
  14. KennyKen

    CompEX or EEHA Hazardous area's Training

    Hi Guys been working in the Mines - Australia. Completed Hazardous areas training. Just wanted to let all industrial or commercial sparks who will jump up a notch that I have eventually found the field that I'm satisfied with. Prospective sparkles who are thinking of doing the move to AUS should...
  15. H

    Gday from Australia

    Hi, emigrated to OZ 15yrs ago was a JIB sparky in uk before that for 17yrs. We are heading back to uk next year around the Salisbury area and wanted to know how the work situation was like.? plenty going on or quiet? Got the usual experiance, domestic commercial and a few years mining. Over here...
  16. ian.settle1

    Australian GP

    Hamilton on pole from Rosberg by 1/2 second some going that, hope he doesn't have the same problem as last year.
  17. uksparks

    Australian Plugs

    Hi, I had a nice little job of cutting 20 Australian plugs off appliances etc the other day and replacing with uk plugs... It occurred to me though, none of them had fuses?.. I have no idea how it works down under and just wondered if someone would kindly tell me why the appliances are not fused.
  18. D

    Electrician looking to move to Australia.

    Hi, looking into my future within the electrical sector within England and looks very limited. Ive got all my qualification for England to be an electrician and also have my 2391 testing too. Just wanting more details about going and working within Australia. Need more advice on the process and...
  19. O

    First Class Australian work

    For a good laugh,go to Renovate forums,just google it,drill down to electrical find crap electrical,400amp fuses blowing well lets replace them with slabs of aluminum,it's all there.
  20. I

    Pay structure in Australia for General Electricians

    Hi all, I am a qualified Electrician in the UK with over 10yrs experience, I'm currently investigating the possibility of a move to Perth, I have family already living there which is a plus for visas etc. There are plenty of jobs being advertised for A qualified electricians which show there pay...
  21. D

    Work in Australia

    Does anyone know of any work going in Australia? I have been over for 8 months and came home to the UK, now I really want to move permanently, so was wondering if anyone knew of any companies that sponsor UK electricians to move over? Or if any of you have any contacts over there that you...
  22. D

    Australia or not?

    Hi all I'm a young electrician with all the basic papers and 2391. I've been told that i would have 70 point so 10 more than need to start and apply for a full time visa, just wanted advice form guys who out there or tried to get one, been told by a company it will cost around 1500 pounds to get...
  23. M

    Trade recognition australia taking the P***

    Cut a long story short guys. I applied for my A grade electrical license in November, I have my gold card etc, NVQ 3 am2 etc. have had to go through the process of having all of my city and guilds qualifications recognised at a cost of about $1600 so far. I get a phone call today telling me my...
  24. P

    Working as an electrician in Australia

    Hi Thinking of going to Australia in the new year on a working holiday visa for 12 months. Id probably do 2-3 months traveling then start working preferably in the trade as thats what i enjoy doing. I met someone in Thailand who had worked in the mines and am waiting on details on his return...
  25. T

    Hi from Perth Australia

    Saying hi to all. I live in Perth and my main interests are money, money, fishing, the missus and money. sometimes I do a bit of aircondioning installation if I have bills to pay, but only if its not to hot. Honestly, I am semi retired, working 2 to 3 days a week on airconditioning, electrical...
  26. M

    Australia,Lots of Irish.. No English

    I'm working in Australia at the moment and seems to be a hell of a lot of Irish guys working here but only a handful of English guys. Not really sure why this is, the work is good. Good money, thought I'd see more guys here trying their luck, any thoughts ?
  27. P

    New to the UK from Australia, just have a few Qs

    Hi guys, I've recently moved to London from Australia and just touching base to see what the go is with being a sparky in the UK. So far I've got a NI number, booked in to the T64 3 day 17th edition course to convert my Aussie ticket to a UK one, booked a ECS health and safety course to get...
  28. M

    Australian A grade

    After abit of advice guys. I'm in australia on a working holiday visa working as mate for a big company on a new prison but ideally need to get my A grade license. I am time served with full apprenticeship. NVQ 3 am2 etc etc. but only seems to be one route of getting the a grade. Paying $3000...
  29. B

    Hello Australian electrician needing advice

    Hey Im a recently qualified Electrician from Australia I need some advice. Im interested in working in either the UK (working holiday) or in the Gulf if you guys can give me any advice on getting a job and what sort of currency my A grade licence carries internationally that would be...
  30. I

    Australian electrician

    HI everyone I have just finished year 10 and I'm really looking forward to be working as an electrician just wanted to know.... what do the average electricians usually make. I searched this question in Google but it gave me totally different answers so yea thanks everyone :)
  31. J

    Working in Australia

    Hi, i was wondering if any one could help, i started college back in 2009 time and gained an NVQ level 3 in electrical Engineering, i didnt get my 17th edition or AM2 as i stupidly left for another job, im moving to australia soon on a working visa and was wondering if i needed them last two to...
  32. P

    A PV question from a UK installer in Australia

    Hi All, I'm Dan. Totally new here. I worked as an electrician in Manchester doing solar and basic HVAC before moving for a stint in Australian PV. Here a few years now. Happy to swap stories / prices / knowledge etc. Background to why I have signed up for this forum: I have been wanting to...
  33. Spoon

    Shark wrestler: Welsh tourist Paul Marshallsea to the rescue in Australia

    BBC News - Shark wrestler: Welsh tourist Paul Marshallsea to the rescue in Australia This is cool. Brave bloke. Then again if it was going for my kids I would put myself in the way.
  34. L

    C&G qualified sparks eligible for Australian skilled visa??

    I've lived in Australia for 2 years on working holidays and am interested in moving there to live. When I was wanting to train to be a spark I looked everywhere for an apprenticeship but couldn't find one anywhere and was told I was too old (25) so I did a electrical trainee course (ridiculous that people were...
  35. H

    becoming an electrician in australia

    Hi I am a UK citizen living in the UK, I am currently looking into taking on a course in the UK to become a fully qualified electrician with prospects to move to Australia, I was just enquiring on what routes to take if I want to take this skill to Australia, also if it was at all possible to...
  36. T

    Australian Electrician moving to London (Twickenham) :(

    Hi, I will be moving to the U.K and would like to know what the work situation is like and how I would go about continuing my trade as a qualified electrician and what the average pay rates are? This move is NOT by choice. I have data, fiber and communications experience also is this considered...
  37. G

    Newbie From Australia

    Hi My Name is Gary and i am Doing Electrical Engineering From Sydney University its My Last Year at The University Later on i will move to Professional Carrier My Dream Car is Mustang GT and i Love too Cook at home...
  38. E

    Regulatory Manager - Networks x 2 / Australia / client will sponsor / $130k+

    EDT are currently working with an ACT based organisation that are looking to employ 2 x Regulatory Managers - Networks (1 x Senior role) on a permanent basis. The primary purpose of this role is to contribute at a senior level the technical regulatory process to ensure that the business is...
  39. E

    Electrical Standards Engineers required or Australia (Client will Sponsor) $100k +

    EDT are currently working with an ACT based organisation that are looking for (2) Electrical Standards Engineers to join them on a permanent basis. The primary purpose of this role is to develop and implement changes to standards for a technical plant that supports the companies strategic...
  40. M

    An Australian Dream or visa for some

    I wrote this in another forum, so hope it might help a few out! I am quite often asked "what is it you need to do to get a work visa for Australia?". Firstly, I am fortunate to hold dual nationalities, so can offer a little insight into those that want to enjoy the Australian way of life. I must...
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