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  1. C

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) certification

    HI so I have been asked to do the electrics for a loft conversion in a bungalow, it is minimal work 2 sockets a light and a smoke all of which will be coming of a current circuit so no new circuits. does this mean I can just issue a minor works certificate ? thanks
  2. sythai

    JIB card... after some advise please

    Hi Guys Thought I'd update my ECS Jib Gold card (not that I really need it these days), only expired in 2015! Looks like I'll have to do new application. Sorry if been asked before (and also being lazy, had quick scan of JIB website with no joy!) All I'd like to know is: I currently have...
  3. R

    JIB Underpinning knowledge

    I am currently going through the JIB under pinning knowledge questions, Is there a conversion table anywhere, which gives guidance on just what the this question is asking, the wording is confusing at best, ridiculous at worst. "What are main types, advantages and limitations of test instruments...
  4. T

    JIB and testing

    Hi all Needing some info on testing of electrical installations. When I finished my 4year apprenticeship. I had carried out test and inspection also through out the apprenticeship and had to carry this out on my final exam. Now for me to sign off a electrical installation do I have to have...
  5. Risteard

    JIB Card Renewal

    Just wondering if anyone knows how a JIB card can be renewed at present? My card expired in January and unfortunately the JIB never sent a reminder letter beforehand (as they used to), and I'm not aware of any e-mail from them about it either. Unfortunately now the ECS Health & Safety test is...
  6. M

    236-1 and 3

    I achieved my 236-1 and 2 between the years 1992 and 1997. I have just received my AM2 certificate. I have been working as an electrician for over twenty years. Can I now apply for a jib card with what I’ve got or will I need to do an nvq3. thanks in advance.
  7. C

    UK Travel allowance

    Hi guys, Recently I been employed by a company, they been offering me the current JIB rate for 2020 for an employee using his own vehicle. I am travelling everyday 80 miles to go to work and back and I wanted to claim for petrol as I know that some of my colleagues where doing this but I been...
  8. F

    black jib card

    apparently i qualify for a jib black card theyve asked what would i want on the card a choice of site manager, project manager or contracts manager what title might benefit me more or dosent it matter your thoughts please guys.
  9. J

    UK Do JIB companies have to pay JIB rates

    Do JIB companies have to pay JIB rates?
  10. L

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) ECS application says grade is unsupported eventhough I have my certs?

    Hi. I'm trying to apply for an Electrical Labourer's card using my Level 3 2365 Electrical Installations (Buildings & Structures) certificate from City and Gills. I have passed the ECS health safety and environment assessment, but MyECS is still saying I am under-qualified for this grade. Am I...
  11. Dan

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) JIB Certification Scheme Discussion, Advice, Tips, Criticism - From and by Electricians in the UK

    JIB Certification Scheme Discussion, Advice, Tips, Criticism - From and by Electricians in the UK This area of the forum isn't for flaming. Or moaning because they've increased their price on you. But for constructive criticism. If they increased their price, what is it that you get less of as...
  12. A

    Course funding

    Seen a few people talking about cost of courses recently and have seen the JIB offer funding for HNCs, HNDs, PV, EV charging and few others. Up to 75% of course fee. Saw with the HNC can apply over a couple of years and draw down £2000 Open to those employed by JIB member companies, apprentices...
  13. D

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Another JIB/ECS card update

    Seems you are now required to get your photo verified when applying for or renewing a card. Supposed to be a form you can download to get it filled in by someone. Section 2 Identification Photograph All applicants must complete this section and supply a new photograph. (Unless you had your...
  14. D

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) News for JIB card holders.

  15. N

    Norman Electrical Testing

    Norman Electrical Testing. 19 years in the electrical contracting industry, mainly industrial but also commercial and domestic installations. Based at Ickleton, Saffron Walden, Essex. Hobbies include Dog Walks, Carpet Bowls and Boxing. Looking to join forum discussions relating to electrical...
  16. S

    Electrician JIB Approved elec avaable London central, south east London

    Very experienced JIB sparks , solid all rounder. Including rail and tram signalling . Some Cisco background allied with fire and intruder, door access control installation. Commercial to industrial everything inbetween. British born national with Australian A grade on top of JIB cards
  17. R

    Want to get back into the trade after 25 yrs out

    Hi all. I completed an apprenticeship via the CITB way back in 1992 (C&G 236 part 1&2 + JIB AM1), I think it was the 16th writing regs at the time. My employer at the time apparently “liked” me a lot and decided to have me managing/supervise the contracts/jobs instead of being on the tools...
  18. Jay 1987


    Hello everybody So I met a guy last night who has just recently completed his nvq3. Fast forward we started speaking about the type of work he likes, whether it be domestic, commercial etc and why? We then moved onto the more interesting topic of wages !!!! To My surprise he revealed that he...
  19. C

    Moving to UK - Qualified - I think - but need assistance

    Hi guys, I need to help please, I studied in the UK approx 7 years ago. Right after writing my C&G 2391 Level 3 I moved back home to South Africa. A short while after I received the results and passed. I have been working in South Africa since. I have been doing domestic, industrial and mining...
  20. Sparky10

    NICEIC Certification Scheme 2391 V NICEIC - Whats the point in 2391??

    Hi Guys, A debate at work and im slightly confused and thought maybe someone here may shed some light. What is the point in doing your 2391 Testing course? Apparently to be NIC Registered you do not need to have 2391 Inspection & Testing & You are able to sign work off. However if you have...
  21. krishaan

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) JIB Gold card application

    the jib website isn' very conclusive about which card I qualify for. I've just finished my 4 year apprenticeship and i also hold my initial verification and peridic inspection and testing quals so can I apply for an approved gold card even thouh I haven't been on site for two years as a...
  22. C

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Path from Domestic Installer to JIB.

    Hi Guys, I'm looking at doing a course to become a DI but I don't want to just be doing residential maintenance forever, i'd like to work on site eventually but have been told I would not be able to unless I work as a mate or do the 2365 level 2 and 3 and the NVQ 3 after and I don't have the...
  23. KWJ41

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Qualified C&G 236 Parts 1&2 in 2003, updated to 17th from 16 Edition in 2009 - But not JIB eligible

    Hi - I'm new to the forum and in desperate need of advice. I'm a fully qualified electrician qualified under C&G 236 in 2003 (parts 1&2), I updated to 17th from 16th edition in 2009 and hold an up to date safety passport through the ECS. I've recently gone on my own after being employed for 14...
  24. Jay Sparks

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) New ‘ECS Check’ service launched by the JIB

    Just seen this on a social media site. New ECS Check service launched by JIB | Joint Industry Board - Your thoughts? Jay
  25. R

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) New JIB grade 'Registered Electrician'

    What do you all make of the new JIB grade that they are to introduce with the new 18th edition? 'ECS registered electrician' is what they are calling it apparently to replace gold card? Have I heard this correctly? What are your thoughts?
  26. john84

    Nottingham Sparks rates of pay

    Hi Guys, I'm a electrician currently living and working in the South East. Myself and the family are looking to relocate to Nottingham. I just wanted to put a post up to get a bit of feedback on rates of pay day/ hourly rate. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
  27. Sparky2017

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) 2356-31 jib card can i renew my card

    Hi I sat my nvq level 3 in 2008 can i still apply for a jib gold card? the jib form tells me different. Thanks Sparky2017
  28. J

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Porfolio sample to gain jib gold card

    hello all, new here! Just after some help really! Been sparking for 6 years now and got all my qualifications including my AM2 but now I need to complete my porfolio in order to get my JiB Gold Card I’ve been looking for a sample portfolio or even someone’s finished to get an idea of how...
  29. J

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Jib gold card needed

    Hi wonder if anyone can help me out,I have my level 2 and 3 2330 and done my am2,what is the quickest way to get a good card now what else do I need.
  30. R

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) New JIB ECS gold card now has white reverse

    What does every everyone think of the new Ecs gold card having a white back? Maybe im being picky but i think it somehow degrades the gold card. Is it just me or does anyone think it should have stayed all gold
  31. B

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Contacting JIB / ECS

    I have been trying to contact the JIB for ages now and failing. I have now been on hold for over 6 hours (over 4 days). This morning I've been on hold for an hour an a half. Sometimes it does ring but then they cut me off straight away. Other times it says that they are not accepting calls. I've...
  32. M

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Do you NEED Level 2 AND Level 3 tech certs for JIB Gold Card?

    Hi, Due to my experience in construction and other Level 3 qualifications in Construction, i have been told that i can go straight onto a Level 3 C&G 2365 course. However i was reading elsewhere that you NEED both Level 2 and Level 3 to apply for a JIB Gold Card etc. Is this true? Or is Level...
  33. K

    ECS help?

    Hi all, Just wondering if anyone can help before I call the ECS help line. I'm trying to apply for an ECS card but at the H&S assessment section I read that I can be exempted (or so I believe). I've uploaded the 2357 C&G level 3 qualification which I thought makes me exempt since it was...
  34. P

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) JIB - Correct application of travel time and overtime

    Hi there Guys Just need some advice: Example: Company office to site is a 4hr drive. we stay over during the week and return on Friday with another 4hr drive. Company provides vehicle and fuel. 170 miles. 1.>Should we get paid our normal hourly rate plus the ammount indicated in the Travel...
  35. O

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Are The Jib Real?

    I was just wondering if the JIB are real or not? I have been trying for the last week to contact them but I just get put from recorded message, to ring tone, to "there is nobody here, please try again later". Have they gone out of business or are they a wind up that I have fallen for? I have...
  36. T

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) anyone tried calling the JIB about your new card

    I have been trying for days to get though to find out where my card is. You get put in a clue 6/9 and sometimes it says we have a high level of callers at the minute. After an half an hour it just cuts you off. So send an email! A week ago. Still waiting, its just an renewal done the test logged...
  37. L

    Need Help From Sparks In Birmingham.

    Hello my names luke, I'm 25 and I'm new to this forum. Not sure if this next bit is in the correct section of this forum... I am a time served JIB Gold carded electrician with 7 years experience. My experience is mainly on comercial and industrial new builds/refurbishments. I currently live...
  38. 1

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Jib Mcas Qualification

    Has anyone done the JIB MCAS (mature candidate assessment scheme) ? I have been in the electrical trade a good few years and wanted to finish off my training so I can get JIB'd. Been sent the knowledge unit from my training provider and hardly any of it is actually electrical related more H&S...
  39. Risteard

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) JIB/ECS Phone lines - terrible service nobody answers!

    To be fair (RE: value for money) it isn't actually dear at all. From memory it is roughly £35 for 3 years (if not employed by a JIB member company) for an ECS/JIB card. They obviously deal with a hell of a lot of enquiries and, as I understand it, have only a very small office staff. The JIB's...
  40. D

    JIB/ECS Phone lines

    I wanted to talk to someone about getting a ECS card as the EMAIL system takes 5 days and that is if they BOTHER to reply been hanging on the PHONE for a HOUR ££££££££££££££3 or naff off, is there any other thing than ECS dose the Government pay a bit for their work because not getting VALUE...
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