1. A

    UK Unregistered electrician's work to be checked by his registered colleague

    Hi, I am in the middle of completely refurbishing a two storey house (in London, UK) including re-wiring the entire house (new wires, sockets, new circuits, new consumer unit). My builder (let's say "Jack") said he has an electrician who can do the work and I would get the certificate at the...
  2. W

    Electrician Looking for experienced industrial electrician.

    In west London. Must have IPAF, and tools
  3. A

    Electrician provided 17th Edition EICR and says its ok

    He used AMTECH software to produce and said it's ok - the authorities will accept it. Makes no sense to me. Please advise.
  4. SteveInFrance

    Incompetant Person Y French Electrician

    Hi, This is my first post, it is a bit long but I felt a full explanation is necessary. I am a competent DIYer and I live in the South of France where the rules are quite a bit different from the UK. The agent of a house I rent out requested a Divi (Quote) from what they said was the best...
  5. M

    Electrician rates 2019

    Hi guys wanted to know what people are charging thesedays for there rates when out on there own and for subcontractor works Does £22.50ph with van provided seem a good deal for a subcontractor & would you say £32.50 is reasonable for your personal hourly rate just want to know what you guys...
  6. W

    Electrician Looking for Electrician / Air-conditioning mechanic jobs in Germany

    Hello all, I'm from Hong Kong. I'm a qualified electrician and air-conditioning mechanic, looking for a job in Ireland / Germany. But seems "Make it in Germany" and "Connect Trade Union" does not have a lot of information about the qualified electrician part, or how to become, something like...
  7. H

    Looking for an electrician in surrey

    Looking for an Electrician in the surrey area, with testing experience or preferably 2391
  8. A

    Commercial Electrician and Mate in Dewsbury West Yorks

    Hi, We are looking for an electrician and mate for a commercial project in Dewsbury West Yorkshire. There is about 3-4 weeks work second fixing downlights and sockets etc. There is also the option to do longer hours and weekends to get the job done sooner, if you like. You will be doing some...
  9. S

    Electrician Vacancies

    Wiltshire-based SMARTech energy are on the hunt for the following professionals: Approved Electrician Inspecting and Testing Electrician Air conditioning engineer Refrigeration engineer We understand that the key to our success is the people we work with – which is why we’ve put together a...
  10. W

    Electrician training

    Hi who designs the electrical drawings because I’m struggling to find those jobs online? I assumed this is a electrical designer or electrical architect position but didn’t show related jobs. I’m an electrician and enjoyed these studies and college projects. What next? Do employers care about...
  11. J

    Looking for electrician to swap MCB in OL10 area.

    Hi. Im looking for electrician to swap mcb in my consumer unit for one suitable for single phase welder with max input current of 16A. In my consumer unit there is 32A type B mcb that was used with electric shower that is disconnected. I need it swapped for 16A type C (been told its a right...
  12. A

    What career path is available for an adult to become an electrician in Scotland?

    Hello I have been going round in circles on the internet trying to find information. I am currently working as an ROV Pilot Tech and have previously worked as a UPS engineer. Can anyone tell me what routes I can take to become an electrician in Scotland while keeping my current job. I am on a...
  13. Prytaneion

    John Bercow

    As he can't identify neutral, do you think HoC Speaker John Bercow should be banned from being an electrician?
  14. N

    Employed electrician debating self employment

    Hi all - First post Been with the same Firm I served my apprenticeship with. (over 12 years ago now). Been very good to me and put me through all courses (2391, 18th edition, Compex etc) and pay me very well. But my dilemma is I'm picking up more and more private jobs and paying others to sign...
  15. S

    Electrician Looking for an electrician in East London to update Helvar system

    Looking for someone to update Helvar system in East London.
  16. 1

    Electrician messed up ground connections ?

    I had an electrician wire a hot tub . And from what I see the did not ground it properly. Or will this work how they did it with the ground? And they didn't use 6 gauge copper wire they twisted a couple together ?
  17. Dan

    OFTEC Self-Certification As an electrician, do you feel you have enough independent competition between certification companies when it comes to renewal time?

    As an electrician, do you feel you have enough independent competition between certification companies when it comes to renewal time? (Poll total results are publicly visible - but NOT the actual individual votes - those are private and cannot be accessed via the forum software once the vote is...
  18. Part 7 of Solving Circuits with Kirchhoffs Laws final part | Theory for Electricians and Trainees

    Part 7 of Solving Circuits with Kirchhoffs Laws final part | Theory for Electricians and Trainees

    The final part in the series of Solving Circuits with Kirchhoffs Laws. We recommend watching the previous parts before this one.
  19. Part 6 Solving Circuits with Kirchhoffs Laws | Electrical Knowledge

    Part 6 Solving Circuits with Kirchhoffs Laws | Electrical Knowledge

    Part 6 of the Kirchhoffs Laws video series. Continue learning how to solve circuits with Kirchhoffs Laws. Electricians, Trainees and students should give the series a watch.
  20. Part 5 - Solving Circuits with Kirchhoffs Laws - Electrical Theory Video Lessons

    Part 5 - Solving Circuits with Kirchhoffs Laws - Electrical Theory Video Lessons

    Part 5 in the series of Kirchhoffs Laws electrical theory videos. Continue learning how to solve circuits with Kirchhoffs Laws
  21. Part 3 - Solving Circuits with Kirchhoffs Laws | Trainee Electricians and Student Videos

    Part 3 - Solving Circuits with Kirchhoffs Laws | Trainee Electricians and Student Videos

    Trainee electricians and electrical students should watch part 3 of the solving circuits with Kirchhoffs Laws series. Please watch parts 1 and 2 first.
  22. K

    What do YOU want to earn as an Electrician

    Hi there, Have been working self employed for over a year now and sometimes still struggle with pricing, I’m based just outside of London but sometimes go into London for jobs. Would be nice to find what other sparks charge? Hourly/ Day rates etc. Normally my day rates are from 200-250...
  23. Part 1 - Solving Circuits with Kirchhoffs Laws | Electrical Training Videos

    Part 1 - Solving Circuits with Kirchhoffs Laws | Electrical Training Videos

    Part one of an informative video lesson on solving circuits with Kirchoffs Laws. Electricians and Electrical Students and Trainees may find this video useful.
  24. Dan

    Annual (or bi-annual) events for the electrician trade?

    Just wondering what some events are in the trade. Some that happen often enough to shout out about them a bit. Then I'd consider meeting up with some of you at one or two maybe. Now the wife works for the business too, we can kinda offset and whatnot. Make a bit of a weekend out of it maybe...
  25. J

    Going rate for newly qualified Electrician?

    Hi all, I'm currently trying to move companies and one has gotten back to me and asked what sort of hourly rate I want, the problem is, is that I don't know what would be a fair price to say as I'm not sure on the going rates. I've been qualified for a couple if months, a van will be supplied...
  26. M

    Best way for a 47 year old to become an electrician.

    Hi. I am after some solid advice. I am a 47 year old ex chef who wants to retrain as an electrician. I know in a ideal world the best way into the trade is a 4 year apprenticeship but at my age that might be a bit difficult. I have been to see tradeskills4u in Crawley who seem quite...
  27. R

    Pro Electrician Friendly and rated Warwickshire Electricians | 007 Electricians

    007 Electricians - a one stop-solution to all your electrical installation, repair or testing services in Warwickshire and surrounding areas A reliable provider to all major and minor electric mishap occurring in domestic, commercial or industrial units based in Kenilworth, Rugby, Leamington...
  28. woxdomus

    Validating my electrician course in Uk

    Hi! I need help in a way I can go to validate my electrician course in the UK, I am from Portugal and I work for many years as an electrician an electronics technician, but I am planning to go to Uk for a while and need to know how can I validate my course there or any alternatives that allow me...
  29. Dan

    Change "Arms Access" banner / tag to "Professional"?

    Change "Arms Access" banner / tag to "Pro Electrician" "Professional"? What would you guys say? I assume everybody with the current Electricians Arms tag is an actual Professional Electrician? (Been a while since I've admin'd here to be fair) So I'm squishing out content that doesn't make...
  30. Lou

    Pro Electrician Electrician in Berkshire | ABC Electricians Berkshire - Domestic Electrician Berkshire

    THIS IS A TEST LISTING AND THESE DETAILS ARE MADE UP. DON'T CONTACT THIS LISTING. Electrician in Berkshire | ABC Electricians Berkshire - Domestic Electrician Berkshire We are a family run electrician business based in Berkshire. We carry out (not limited to):- Commercial electrical work in...
  31. Gary Moore

    Moving into Alarms, Door Access and CCTV

    Hello lads. Just want to ask how much learning is involved with moving into Alarms, CCTV an Door Access. I’ve done a lot of Fire for Protec Fire Detection, both addressable and Conventional, Vespa- Cirrus Pro, a little bit on PA systems etc. I basically have limited installation experience on...
  32. S

    Electrician Looking for an experienced electrician to cover Electrical Reactive Maintenance in the London area

    We’re looking to recruit an electrician with background in reactive maintenance, primarily on the CIS scheme for a few months on a trial period before coming on Payroll. Excellent salary. Testing and Inspecting knowledge would be a bonus, must have a full UK Drivers License, Candidate will be...
  33. E

    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...
  34. S

    Becoming an Electrician - Starting Over Again - Advice?

    Hi, I've recently been thinking about my current career within the world of IT and have decided to change direction. I've been working with computers for nearly 10 years and don't have the job satisfaction I thought I would have. I'm only 30 and think its the right time to change. Office work...
  35. F

    Electrician won’t give certificates

    Hi all, At my wits end so I hope someone can offer some advice. Basically, over the past year I have been doing up my house and involved the help of an electrician who came excellently reviewed on multiple platforms, he won the job cause I liked him and he seemed like a decent guy (not even the...
  36. Gary Tollison

    Electrician starting advice

    Greetings Is 45 a bit long in the tooth to start out as a sparky? I’ve only got my 2391-52 exam left to do in two weeks time. After that, it’s prep for AM2. Spoke to a chap at a work expo recently. He said that without an ECS card, I wouldn’t have scoobydoo of getting work on any kind of...
  37. S

    Northwest Electrician looking for work

    I'm looking for full time work if anyone can help me out or knows if someone in need , I'm based in Liverpool I have my own van and tools , power tools , ladders , testing equipment etc So ready for a start straight away I'm good at a wide range of installations and testing , And have...
  38. J

    Electricians Mate MANCHESTER - Looking for work; Electrician mate/improver vacancy wanted.

    I'm currently searching for a mate/improver position. I have industrial and domestic experience as well as possessing 18th edition, ECS/JIB, asbestos awareness, domestic installer cert, near completion of NVQ L3. I'm also open to maintenance, service engineer, domestic electricians mate...
  39. 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
  40. Jay 1987

    Electrician uses 1,000 volts to his advantage

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.thesun.co.uk/news/9628217/electrician-wires-van-1000-volt-shock/amp Now he has copyrighted his electrical design, and is installing for £380. What’s our Thought’s on this ?
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