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  1. J

    Going self employed

    Sorry for long post in advance After some honest advice about making the leap from being an employee to being my own boss, Been working as a spark for nearly 12 years and feel I've amassed a decent amount of experience and knowledge to have a crack myself, I've always worked for companies from...
  2. J

    Getting employed with epilepsy

    Hi guys, I've completed the city and guilds level 1 electrical installation at college now. Level 2 starts in September. I have epilepsy and also have had a brain tumour removed from my right temporal lobe back in 2009. They had to also put a little metal plate above my ear as they had to take...
  3. nicnic66

    18th Edition course prices, self employed only please.

    Just wondered what sort of prices people were paying for the full course? Seen varying costs advertised. TIA
  4. E

    Could anyone self employed help

    Hello, does anyone possibly have a “terms and conditions” for electrical works template i could use? To stick along side with quotations etc? Tia
  5. Gakure

    Starting to become self employed (own)

    Many in the forum are self employed with own companies. If given opportunity or you were to start again from square 1, which plan route/step will you take when setting up? I.e Qualified and you have bags of experience in many past years while employed, have hands tools but no power and MFT Open...
  6. redzero

    Self employed domestic sparks in West Sussex

    First post to say hello. My background is a traditional 4 year apprenticeship in industry 1979-1983, gradually moving off the tools and into management. Jobs with several brand name companies, followed by a jump into self employment as a domestic electrician when Part P came in, in 2005. I...
  7. littlespark

    Self employed through C.I.S? Any benefits?

    As some of you guys and gals might know, I have been self employed for a couple of years now. I send my books to my accountant who files it with HMRC. I've been approached by a company who will be working on a local hotel in the near future and I was wondering if it was going to be worth my...
  8. G

    Industrial Self employed Electricians looking for work.

    We are looking for Industrial and commercial works. JIB Gold card Electricians with 18TH Editon, SSSTS, IPAF, PASMA, FIRST AID also own transport and tools. Any one who needs any extra labour please message me. Cheers.
  9. M

    Just gone self employed...

    Hi all, been on my own for about 5 months now and working all around the M25 area, based in Berkshire. Joined up as there is a well of knowledge here and every now then I have a few questions!
  10. G

    Self employed electrician looking for work

    Hi , I’m a self employed installation electrician currently coming to the end of a job and starting to look for work , I have my own large van and willing to travel also work away from home , my own tools and have been running commercial jobs for the last 15 years for various different...
  11. C

    Thinking of self employed

    Hi all, Been reading quite a lot of threads around here and I hope to pick your brains with some thoughts I have been having. I am a time served Electrical Engineer with 8 years experience working mainly industrial (installation/maintenance/testing/fault finding). I have done small amount of...
  12. C

    Self Employed Qualified Electricians Required Commercial Job Gatwick

    Temporary 2-3 months work on a large commercial job near Gatwick immediate start available. Likely to be longer term for the right person/persons. Must be fully qualified with valid ECS and commercial experience. We are based in Ashford Kent but work generally in and around London. For more...
  13. C

    Full time work and self employed on side, tax?

    Hi, I currently work full time for a housing association but i am looking to sign up with Napit separately so i am able to sign off the jobs i do for myself outside the 40 hours. Ive got quotes for public liability and an install for Napit to inspect but i was wondering on the tax situation...
  14. S

    Going Self Employed NICEIC

    I have recently qualified and plan on going self employed in the near future. if i wanted to sign off my own work am i able to register with NICEIC without having my inspection and testing cert or does this not apply as i will have covered it in my apprenticeship? and be able to certify my works...
  15. happyhippydad

    Do you have Personal accident cover? Just for those self employed.

    Afternoon all... Just reading through Professional Electrician and got to the article about the self employed chap with the broken wrist. This poll is just for those self employed as if you're employed you can probably get sick pay. I'm considering getting this insurance and wondered how many...
  16. S

    Self employed electricians mate

    I’m currently training to be a spark. I’ve got my level 3 C & G quals. I’m currently working as a mate to gain experience and earn a bit, but I’m getting stung by being paid by a payroll firm. Between having to pay my NI and tax and their NI and fees, I’m loosing nearly 150 a week. Does anyone...
  17. MDJ

    For a new self employed Person

    If your within 20-25 miles of Gloucester and starting up, let me know, I have a bender, cable jacks, hundreds of bits of kit all types etc in my shed which was in my store before I shut my company down. I would suggest if you are and interested you PM me and we could meet and maybe I could sell...
  18. littlespark

    Self employed spark wanting to broaden his skills...

    I'm looking to further my knowledge in CCTV, alarms and door entry systems. I am already working as a self employed electrician but would like to specialise in the electronic security fields. I've installed systems in the past, but what do I need to be 'certified' ie which courses should I take...
  19. L

    Hourly Rates for employed spark??

    Hi guys, Just wondered what the average hourly rate is for a PAYE employed spark. Ive worked for local government for a few years and they are not the best for good rates of pay. Been offered a start for a private firm for around £13.50/hr. Is this anywhere near the mark?? Not...
  20. B

    Finishing my Portfolio self employed subby

    Can I finish my portfolio as self employed as long as I have a qualified person to sign my witness testimony?
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