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  1. diced carrots

    Newbie @ 47

    Hi All I've found mysef here because I'm considering a change of career at the tender age of 47. I've been running the family business for the last 15 years or so but we've sold up and moved on from that. I've sigend up for a Level 2 Electrical Installation diploma - 1 year / two evenings per...
  2. F

    Hi from newbie maintance engineer

    Hi folks. Just joined and wanted to say hi. I am a multi skilled maintenance engineer. I started out semi skilled mechanical fitter for Dowding and Mills in the late eighties. Worked my way upto top skilled. Then moved on to maintenance work and got extra training through SETA adding...
  3. PedroF

    Newbie in the forum and trade

    Hi all Just have completed my electrician training course with Tradeskills4U and im looking for an opportunity to work as an apprentice to get some experience and hands on the job. My professional background are logistics, for the last 20 years, however im kind of fed up with it and would like...
  4. R

    Newbie looking for electrical advice

    Hi everyone. First-time poster trying to get opinions. I'm by no means educated with the lingo and will try to explain everything to the best of my knowledge. I currently do maintenance at a drink restaurant and well been having issues with our ice machine GFI outlet. Before I replace the part...
  5. E


    Big hello to you all 👋
  6. B

    Newbie advice needed

    Good morning folks. Newbie to the trade and got myself my first install. Just wanted to know if this is fine as per customer requirements. Customer wants a 2 gang socket in a summer house for table lights etc. Also wants a outdoor 2 gang socket for led net lights rated at 5 watts. Plan is...
  7. D


    Hi just want to say hello i am david from tyne and wear uk.looking forward to searching the forum.
  8. E


    Hi all, New to site as registered ,but have visited plenty of times before seeking advise or having a read of some interesting topics . I worked for years as self employed and still do a bit but work with another contractor in a industrial environment for the past few years .
  9. D

    Newbie Here for Electrician Tips

    With introduction to many electrical appliances for our daily needs, every home needs electrical repairs one or other day. So I have joined this forum to learn and share all electrician tips.
  10. C

    Need advice on electrician course.

    Hi folks, I know this has probably been posted before, but I was wondering what is the best way to become an electrician. To give you abit of a background story. I've been working In the i.t environment for a number of years, but I have been recently considering a career change. I am bored of...
  11. P

    Newbie from the land down under

    Hi Folks, I am well passed the sell by date at 77 but often do some electrical work providing I know what I am doing I was a pro guitar player over 45 years. I repaired all my equipment over the years and made a few circuits. I have just returned to the UK due to health issues...
  12. RonaldMC


    Hey Guys! Nice to be a part this community! Nice to meet you all who read this thread!
  13. G


    Hey guys I’m new here. I’m from Ontario Canada and am a plumber by trade. Dabble in a bit of electrical. My dad is a licences HVAC, plumber and master electrician, so I have quite a bit of knowledge. Thanks everyone
  14. J

    Forum Newbie

    Hello all, A newbie to the forum. I spent 4 years as an apprentice, completing the City and Guilds 236 parts i and ii back in the early 1990's. I have worked in the telecoms industry since early 2000's. I have joined the forum looking at getting back up to speed with requlation changes. I am...
  15. L

    Any recommendations in/near Oxford?

    Hi there guys and gals, I am hoping you might be able to help.... I'm currently an Subby Arborist based in Oxford and am looking to transition into the Electricians world. I'm looking for somewhere that might do weekend/ evening courses so I could earn whilst I learn. I have looked at Able...
  16. ryanmaryland

    Newbie in Electrical

    Hi all! Would love to meet and learn from people with extensive experience and knowledge about electrical safety as I am currently writing an article about. New ideas are openly welcome. Thank you in advance!
  17. M

    Newbie, mature entry career changer

    Hey all, Newbie from Herts here. Joined up to research on what I would need to do train myself up as an electrician (City and Guilds L2 & L3 is the plan). Been looking at the XS training site. Bit a about me, 36 years old, currently working in an IT and Systems remit and also a qualified...
  18. fatah

    Domestic Newbie who wants to replace bathroom extractor fan

    hey, so im a DIYer and learn most stuff from youtube tutorials. At the moment am doing a bathroom renewal, and want to replace the extractor fan for a stronger one. I've a very basic understanding of house wiring and electricity, however i think i could do something straightforward like...
  19. K

    Hi everyone (new member)

    Hi all, I'm new here - thought I'll say hello before asking any questions. I'm Kuba, 30 and I live in London. I’m doing a City & Guilds 2365 Level 2 & 3 course and hopefully going straight to work after I complete my training. I've been a pub manager for last 5 years and decided for a career...
  20. R

    Looking for advice, want to change career.

    Hi All. So i am 30 years old and thinking to change my career. At this moment i am working for a builders merchant as a manager and earning 28k, but I really want to change my career. Thinking to lear electrician trade, but not sure how to start and where to start. I have a family and i need...
  21. A

    Newbie to the forum.

    Hi I’m Alex, age 19 and live in North Wales. I’m just completing Level 3 Electrical Installation at college and hopefully going on to an apprenticeship after to complete my training.
  22. Adrian kirkby

    Yet another newbie PAT Tested

    Hi, Passed my PAT test and have a new customer with 550 items to test. How do you guys go about testing everything? thinking back to my training they tell you you must test every socket on an extension lead and you must unscrew any plug that can be taken apart to check the fuse and the...
  23. M

    Newbie course nvqlvl2 or city and guilds??

    Hi everyone, I'm looking in to start of domestic electrician course, i have rang up few places including college and came across courses with cuity and guilds and separetly nvq lvl 2 . Wich one is the one to go for? Im in full employement (self employed hgv) and need to be at work to cope with...
  24. J

    Newbie saying hello to the forum

    Hi fellow sparks. What’s your thoughts on the industry right now and where do you think it’s headed post brexit?
  25. C

    Gas Engineer and competent electric cooker installer

    I'm a gas engineer working for a well known retailer. Spend all day Installing cooking/laundry. Electrical training is pretty poor on their part. Here to educate myself in best practice/regs. Pretty sure much of what they ask us to do electrics wise is beyond our competency.
  26. L

    Trainee Hello Newbie here, which way should i go?

    Hello all, Im hoping to change careers and have always been fascinated with the possibility of becoming an Electrician and understand is a long process and I'll have to start at the bottom. Im thinking the best route is probably to try to become a sparky's mate and learn and study. I wish i...
  27. M

    Cheap labour in offer in exchange for basic training in electrical installation

    Mature adult wanting to gain some on job experience. Willing to work as part time labour for any electricians in and around the SE-SW London, I would happily accept a £60 day rate for any one willing to show me the ropes. I’m enrolling into college in September for my level 1. I understand...
  28. L

    Newbie looking for advice

    Good morning everyone, I'm new to this forum I am not an electrician just a frustrated tenant in a private rented property lol. I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on my problem, basically for seemingly no reason my electrics trip out at least 3 times a week and anywhere from 1 to 4...
  29. A

    newbie looking for advice

    hi im 32 and currently a decorator but fed up of it now so looking at being a sparkie. ive got a few mates who are sparkies themselves and been fortunate enough to have got a job with 2 of them self employed to a company just being there labourer. eventually im hoping to train to become a...
  30. michael bradbury

    Trainee EX-Army Telford newbie fast track course

    Hi, I am getting out the Army after 12 years and looking to re-trade to an Electrician. I am about to go on a certificate of competence course part P and 18th edition. I will be qualified by 5th of April and trying to find out the best route to take post course. Do i look for Electrician...
  31. D

    Newbie retraining to be a spark

    Good evening thank you for letting me join. 26 years military service and trying to find my feet in the sparks world. Any help welcomed, thanks in advance.
  32. Sprouty

    Newbie looking for training advice please

    Hi folks, New recruit here looking to get into the industry. I'm 33 and currently trucking around the globe. Had enough of it now and it's definitely time for a change. Looking for some advice regarding training, unfortunately the college route wont work for me as I need to be earning ,i can...
  33. H

    Help for wiring an outdoor floodlight.

    Hi I need some advice/help as complete Novice. I have just purchased a new build and on this i have an outside light that is powered by a switch indoors. However I would like to install a flood light above it using the power that is supplying the existing light. There is a power block on the...
  34. G

    Newbie after advice how to install dimmer switch

    Hello peepz Im new so howdi to all sparkies and experts in ere, keep up the good work. I want to tackle swapping a single light switch in my kids bedroom from standard switch to dimmer switch. I bought a dimmer switch, 25m back box and a dimmer led light bulb. All the videos ive seen and...
  35. S

    Intro from a newbie and technical advice needed!

    I am a qualified maintenance electrician working in the natural gas industry, as such I have some specific training in electrical installations in explosive atmospheres. Just finished my HNC in Electrical Engineering and now looking to climb the ladder in my organisation. My question is - I...
  36. T

    Few Questions from a Newbie.

    Greetings all.. I've just completed the first level of Electrical Installation (City and Guilds Level 1). I've also completed and passed the ECS Health and Safety Assessment. My Question is, what kind of Jobs can i do in the meantime? I've heard you have to qualified up to Level 2, but that...
  37. Shammie

    Newbie - Qualified Maintenance Electrician looking for advice on career options

    Hello, I am new to the forum. I am a Maintenance Electrician on a gas plant and have been doing my current job for 7 years, I have just finished a HNC in Electrical Engineering this year and I am looking for a bit of a change. I didn't do the HNC for the purpose of moving on or changing career...
  38. Lekky1

    3 week wonder training newbie

    Hi guys, I have just completed my Key stage, PART P, 18 EDITION, & INSPECTION AND TESTING Exams and training and thought where better to come than a sparks forum!! I understand I will probably get heckled as a 3 week wonder, but I have been doing some electrical work every week for 2yrs as...
  39. *-jester-*

    Erm... Hello, newbie on board :D

    Hello everyone :) Coming to your Mobile Device/PC screens from Hull, are there any forum members from the East of Yorkshire? Been in the electrical industry for 30 years - mainly Control Panels. Got my 17th Edition and not really looking forward to sitting another exam for the 18th but Jan is...
  40. M

    Newbie in the forum keeping up on the latest

    Good morning all, My name is Malcolm Broomfield 35 years as a spark and now run my own safety consultancy just outside Southampton. I will probably read lots and post as and when but good to be here.
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