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  1. 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...
  2. 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!
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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?
  11. C

    Domestic 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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.
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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