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  1. C

    Advice on getting back into the industry

    Evening Guys, I started training as an electrician when I left school at 16 but left the industry behind before I was fully qualified. At the time I wasn't really enjoying the work and thought I knew better, naively leaving the 9-5 behind to 'travel the world'. I completed my C&G level 2 and...
  2. S

    Re-entering The Industry

    New to the forum & looking for some advice. I am a time served industrial Electrician of nearly 30 years qualified to HNC standard, however I have been out of the industry for some time. I am hoping to work part time as an Electrician again & am wondering what are the current requirements...
  3. S

    Trainee Getting Qualified but not working in the industry

    Strange question but I am 25 and working in a completely unrelated industry and I was wondering how I could become qualified as a domestic installation electrician not to work as an electrician but rather to be able to do my own domestic work on my own property safely and to comply with...
  4. N

    Returning to the industry.

    After about 20 years messing about as a police officer, I want to return to the industry. Back in the day before big pointy hats and 'ello 'ello 'ello, I was a time served Approved Electrician with a 16th edition qualification and a "C" course under my belt. What do I need to get back working...
  5. L

    Highest paying specialty?

    Good morning everyone, I'm new to the forum so firstly hello :) I am currently training to become an electrician however I'm undecided as to what kind I should be. I currently have my level 2 City and guilds + ecs card and am working towards my level 3. I have a few weeks experience in...
  6. S

    How to get into the electrical industry?

    Hi guys, Long story short - I'm in my mid-twenties and I finished college in 2011 studying the following: - City & Guilds 2330 Level 3 Electrical Installation - 17th Edition - 2392 Inspection & Testing (I think it's the level 2 version of the 2391) - PAT Testing It was all mainly theory...
  7. C

    New to the forum new to the industry

    hi guys At the ripe old age of 52 I have qualified as a Domestic installer, I’ve been looking around this forum from time to time so I thought I’d introduce myself.
  8. C

    NICEIC launches bursary to encourage female electricians into the industry

    Hello All, I saw Today in the `Installer` online Magazine [used to be CORGI`s Gas Installer Magazine] that the NICEIC are going to offer a Bursary to encourage Women to become Electricians - here is a link to that article: NICEIC launches bursary to encourage female electricians into the...
  9. Mick Atkinson

    Getting back into electrical industry after some years away. What next..

    Hi All, I completed my L2 & L3 2330 in electrical installation back in 2007 and have worked out on site for over 18 years, i've spent the last 8 years as a PM but want to broaden my skills and keep all options open by becoming qualified as an electrician and able to install and certify works...
  10. M

    Help with Farm/Light industry diversity

    Hi There, Moving into deeper waters & needing a little assistance with calculating maximum demand/diversity on a farm/light industrial site planning to upgrade to 3 phase, add a car repair workshop, 63A events socket & allow for future proofing. Current single phase setup: Diversity for...
  11. SWD

    Pervs In The Film Industry and MPs Up To No Good

    Jeeeez its going on a bit, just wondering if I can go crying to the Daily Mail to get some compensation off whoever for when I was an apprentice and was tied up in the basement of Whiteleys Department Store in Queensway and had Swarfega smothered all over my nut sack.
  12. T

    Chemistry graduate looking into retraining as an electrician; how is the industry and is it worth it

    I'm new here and I apologise in advance if I've posted this in the wrong place. I would just like some advice on the electrician route as I'm meeting conflicting opinions on it from family and friends. First and foremost, I completed my degree in chemistry in 2014 and have been working various...
  13. J

    employing 'casual labourer'

    Any sparks on here care to share any advice/past experience Needing the odd hand now I am getting little busier- can't see it being more than 5 days a month if that and not month in month out. laborer/mate is self employed (actually has his own business- but not as busy as me) wouldn't be...
  14. Lou

    Ashfield Electrical Services

    Based in Bristol and operating throughout the Midlands and Southern Counties we provide a comprehensive service to our ever growing client base most of which have relied on us to deliver time and time again for many years. The team at Ashfield Electrical Services have over twenty years...
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    Post for the old man, anyone on here work for FH wheeler between 1966-1975

    My dad was wondering whether there was any sparks, mates, people who worked for FH wheeler which later became crown house engineering I believe between 1966 onwards. It would be great to here people's start to the industry and what's been the biggest change for them present to past. Look...
  16. V

    Solar PV Industry??

    Hi Gents, I worked in the Solar industry from 2010-2013 in the UK which had its ups and downs especially after the first tariff change. Since early 2013 I've been working in Australia still doing Solar, which seems to ahead of the UK market. I've had the chance to work on some great projects...
  17. Marvo

    Please Explain The Lack Of Brexit

    Is the UK leaving the EU or not? I see court cases, I see votes in parliament. There's talk of a hard Brexit, a soft Brexit, Scotland says they're not allowing it...... Wasn't there a national referendum with a clear majority or did I miss something? Seems like a lot of smoke and mirrors to me...
  18. gatuka

    Typed 2394

    anyone done the new 2394 typed exam? Any pointers would be appreciated.
  19. A

    Oldspark retraining

    hello everyone I am old spark qualified to c&g236 pt1&2 AM1 been out of the industry 20 years re training with train4jobs distant learning full scope as still working in my current industry (not construction) anyone learning or learned with train4jobs?
  20. Graeme mannion

    Hello all....

    Hello electricians of Britain. I am looking for some solid advice regarding my recent career move. After working as a pub landlord for nearly 15 years I have recently enrolled onto a 32 week training course, the City and Guilds 3265 levels 2 and 3 in electrical installations including the...
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