1. Jason Philip

    Industrial Automation vs. Construction - career advice please

    Currently working as a control system technician focusing on installing wiring on conveyors and control panels, get 12.5 p/h and lots of work away from home. Have previously done residential / commercial & industrial installation electrician jobs. Am torn wether to go back to construction, for...
  2. C

    Career paths

    Bit of info about me first of all im 18 on an electrical installation apprenticeship doing my level 3 this September got all distinctions in level 2 B in maths A in all sciences Just wondering once i have qualified what other qualifications should i go after and what is the highest paid...
  3. Gary Moore

    Career change

    Has anyone on here changed careers? Come off the tools, moved into a different field? I’m still mulling things over like I have been for past year or so and I really would like some advice on this. I don’t feel that setting up on my own is an option for me and I’m not financially set up for it...
  4. M

    Newbie, mature entry career changer

    Hey all, Newbie from Herts here. Joined up to research on what I would need to do train myself up as an electrician (City and Guilds L2 & L3 is the plan). Been looking at the XS training site. Bit a about me, 36 years old, currently working in an IT and Systems remit and also a qualified...
  5. S

    New member looking for career change

    hi there just introducing myself. I’m 28 and currently looking for a career change to become an electrician. Going to get access to the trainee forum. I’m based in Glasgow any advice on where to start would be very much appreciated Thanks Steven
  6. R

    Looking for advice, want to change career.

    Hi All. So i am 30 years old and thinking to change my career. At this moment i am working for a builders merchant as a manager and earning 28k, but I really want to change my career. Thinking to lear electrician trade, but not sure how to start and where to start. I have a family and i need...
  7. G

    Are you currently ooking for a job??

    Gs tech elec Ltd are currently looking for a qualified electrician /improver /trainee/ apprentice. Based in Plymouth or Exeter. If you're interested. Send me a Cv/ email. [email protected] Cheers Greg
  8. B

    Career change/sideline in EV Charge Point installation or PV Installation

    I'm considering a career change or trying to implement a 50/50 split between my current work in IT - largely working in a technical capacity as a 3rd line support analyst and re-training to get into the green sector and do part-time work (or potentially a full career change) either fitting PV...
  9. J

    Trainee trying to find the right path..

    Hey guys, Apologies if this is in the wrong part of the forum, but I was after a bit of advice. So I've nearly finished my level 3 in Electrical Installation C&G, been in the trade for about a year now, but I'm completely lost and unsure if it's for me. I've had 2 different jobs in the trade...
  10. B

    Career advice - industrial

    I'd like some advice on career planning if anyone could help. Recently gained some electrical qualifications and am doing some more soon. Currently I have... City and guilds - 2365 level 2&3 2377 2391 2393 (part p) Ecs card - experienced worker grade Pasma Profibus installation and...
  11. G

    new trades career training course pre attendance exam

    hello i am doing the electricians course and have done the test four times online and have failed them. i now have the paper version and it still doesnt make much sense. has anyone on here done the course and can help in any way ? thanks in advance
  12. A

    Career and qualification advice

    Hi I've competed an level 2 and 3 in electrical installations ran by city and guilds I'm a mature student and looking to get the right path into the industry. If I complete an Am2 course will this get me my jib card I've looked it up and basically the am2 covers everything that would be...
  13. S

    City & Guilds 2365 Level 2&3 Diploma for a career changer

    Hi everyone I know that numerous people have probably asked this sort of question, but I just need some clarification for my circumstance. I’m looking at a career change into becoming an electrician down the line.. I’m 27 years old with no electrical work experience background. The only...
  14. Shammie

    Newbie - Qualified Maintenance Electrician looking for advice on career options

    Hello, I am new to the forum. I am a Maintenance Electrician on a gas plant and have been doing my current job for 7 years, I have just finished a HNC in Electrical Engineering this year and I am looking for a bit of a change. I didn't do the HNC for the purpose of moving on or changing career...
  15. J

    Electrician career?

    can someone tell me exactly what a electrician does... like with great detail... and what is their salary?... what is an average day at work like? explain with lots of details =D.. the more the better thanks, this will change my like seriously
  16. C

    new trades career training

    hi all, has anybody been trained through these guys?? If so have you got any feedback about them. cheers carl
  17. S

    Automotive(Car) Electrician Career

    I am attracted to engines and generators and I want to know how the life of an Automotive(Car) Electrician is.Is it hard?Can you break your back if you work in this specialty?Is it fun repairing generators,engines and electrical components?Is it physical demanding?What happens if you don't have...
  18. J

    Career change, Commercial & Domestic Electrician Training Route advice??

    Hi there, I am actively seeking a career change as an Electrician. Other than wiring up sockets and light switches that I taught myself using a book (old school) ! I have no experience or formal training. I have enquired with several training companies now for a complete start from the bottom...
  19. G

    Change of career at 50.

    Whilst I work behind a desk I‘ve always been a practical hands on guy. I can decorate, tile, plaster, plumb, lay flooring.etc etc Ive gain this knowledge through house renovations and maintenace of my property rentals Ive always had one eye on the fact that my day job is a young mans game and...
  20. S

    From electronic computer operator and servers to electrician career

    I want to become an electrician but unfortunately I went to an electronic speciality and I learned more about electronics than electrical equipment.In the 11th grade I had something about this speciality but it was for only a year.Is it possible to become an electrician if I went to another...