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  1. edexlab

    Employer wants paying for IPAF course

    I've got a new job starting next month and my current employer is saying I have to pay for an IPAF course I did last November I had to sign for the card when company received it, and i just put a scribble on it , I was told it was just saying I'd received the card, never read it ( my bad)...
  2. Mikey25bcfc

    Electrician Looking for an employer - West Yorkshire

    Good morning guys, I am new to the forum and a newbie to the industry. I’ve decided to undertake a career change. I’m starting a 3 year training course that I am funding myself. At the end I’ll be a full spectrum electrician, with Level 3 City and Guilds and 18th edition plus much more. I have...
  3. Daniel Oake

    Looking for Employer in Hull and surrounding areas

    Quick overview for less reading: Finished Level 2 and 3 (2365) and optional higher maths Full clean license and vehicle Mature student (27) Never late or missed a day through both levels Genuinely - top of my class in terms of results and studying Previous experience in domestic building and...
  4. E

    Electrician Experienced maintenance electrician required full time.

    Small electrical contractor based in Vauxhall London, with a vacancy for a full time experienced electrician to carry out lighting maintenance on buildings throughout London. Immediate start with a van supplied and a steady pay ranging from £16-£18 per hour depending on level of qualifications...
  5. L

    Just a general query to make sure I’m not being shafted by my employer

    Hi guys, I’m new to this forum game and what I basically need to know and can’t find any info on myself is what defines an electrician from a junior electrician? I passed my AM2 in May last year and everybody else who was on my course that has stayed in the electrical game that is seems to be...
  6. P

    Claiming training costs by employer

    Hi guys, few months back my company put me on Inspection and testing course and NVQ3 in Maintenance Engineering to get me multi skilled. Agreed to it thinking it's always good to have another piece of certs. But I had to sign the agreement saying I will not leave the company for the 12 months...
  7. V

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) JIB / ECS Card

    Hey all, i am going to apply for my ECS gold card but I'm a little unsure who exactly can sign section 9 as my sponsor. Does my sponsor have to be JIB registered? Also as they are not JIB registered can they sign section 5 JIB grading system. Thanks
  8. R

    options for adult trainee

    Hi guys, A bit of guidance needed please, I'm looking to get back into the electrical trade after about 4 years out, I gained my 17th back in 2008ish when I was a mate for a firm for about 7 yrs on/off. Ive been in touch with with my 2 nearest colleges (I'm in Carlisle, Cumbria) about night...
  9. H


    Am I right in thinking having c & g level 2 & 3 and 17th is deemed sufficient to be classed as competent and you can work self employed? It's such a confusing industry!
  10. T

    Confused - no help from C&G - would like to get qualified - 40 yr old !

    Hello ") I have my NVQ level 1 in electrical installation 2367 I am working on large machines now that have 3 phase heaters. What route is best to get to Level 3 or 4 and get qualifications..... I don't want my employer knowing I am going to get qualified. I can take pictures of the work I am...
  11. R


    Any good recommendations for insurance. Currently with direct line but they don't do employer so looking to change for a company that can do the lot. Public Employer Indemnity Does the forum have a insurance sponsor?
  12. M

    Out of work at 45 for the first time ever!!

    Hi Been working as a technical operator for the last 8 years, done some training , 2377, and an electrical to mechanical conversion course, and helped the company's electrician out a lot, trained as an electrical engineer for a few years when I left school(day release,) just been made redundant...
  13. J

    Anyone ever been asked to do a medical for a job

    been told ive got to have a medical for a job on a building site its only a weeks worth of work which seems daft any other building contractors making contractors do these its for a waste plant
  14. C

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) JIB grading problems / confusion

    I am also having problems with JIB - currently senior graded trainee but having to go through the process of getting new card . contradictory advice about keeping my grading for 18 months if i do the NVQ which I have heard may be discontinued anyway ---- or may have to be graded as a trainee...
  15. N

    New job.. and i need some advice

    Right this is a bit of strange one but i honestly have no one else to turn to. I also wasnt sure where to post this. So i got a new job.. finally. Its down in birmingham (im from glasgow) I qualified in feburary and basically ive been out of the game since then (workin in a pub) The issue is...
  16. D

    Niceic Qualified Supervisor role

    Hi forum, Have been working for a company for a few years they've asked me to become QS for the site I work at I've got 17th / 2391 they have offered a salary increase of just over 1 % not sure how much I should be looking for before I respond. Thanks
  17. B

    what work

    I have 2382-10 and 2391-10. what work can i do myself and with employer
  18. H

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Will i still achieve the correct qualifications to get a JIB card?

    Hi I started my apprenticeship in sept 2007 and left due to problems at work, I left in January 2009. I achieved my level 1 hand skills and did my 2330 201 exam. I am now back at college on a part time course 1 day a week with the other modern apprentice's finishing my level 2 (will take my...
  19. O

    Passed my AM2...

    ...but I'm not quite sure what it entitles me to exactly :/ All I really know is that it was essential on the road to becoming a qualified spark. Anyone feel like enlightening me? Also, how long after the AM2 does it usually take an employer before they will sign you off? Thanks. :)
  20. B

    SJIB (Scottish) Certification Scheme company thinking about coming out of sjib

    hi guys,new to this and my 1st post. my employer is thinking about coming out of the sjib. they say it is only the employee that gains from being in it,is this a pile of nonsense and if so what benefits does my employer get from being in the sjib? thanks,your feedback is much appreciated.
  21. T

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) JIB & alternatives

    Hi, I posted a question a few days ago about problems in getting a JIB card .. I've got all the quals including NVQ 3 and a completed apprenticeship - but my employer won't give me a reference and JIB won't issue a card without the reference - I have confirmed this with JIB !! My next...
  22. T

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Problems getting a JIB Card

    Hello there, I've just joined the site and have a question on obtaining a JIB Electrician grading. I've completed my C&G 2330 Parts 2&3, got my NVQ 3 in Electrotech installation, and just come out of my time with my employer. However, because my employer is about to make redundancies and other...
  23. S

    really stupid p.a.t testing question

    As the title suggests this may seem a little strange. I recently completed the city and guilds 2377 one day course which has an exam at the end and my employer now expects me to carry out the testing. This is the stupid part. on the course i was told that if the item fails, not only should i...
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