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In the day and age of ..how many downlights can we get into one house, I'm intrigued to know what tricks / techniques folks use to install multiple downlights into an existing ceiling in replacement of a central pendant. In particular, once having located the joists, how do you get the cables...
I'm Phil, newly qualified after an unexpected medical discharge from the Army at my 20 year point. I'm bravely/stupidly going out on my own, I know a lot of you don't like us "do a 5 week course and I'm a sparky" types but I do have 20 years of vehicle mechanical and electrical...
As the title suggests i am after an alarm and cctv system, but i am having trouble purchasing the products i want as i am not in the trade a lot of websites only sell to registered installers not end users?
any help would be much appreciated hank you
I get different answers to this every time.
Some say you *have* to be a member of an approved trader body (NICEIC etc), some say you only have to have the regulations (now 18th) and even a diploma is not absolutely necessary. What is *absolutely* necessary?
If you job in homes, which body...
I am looking at the 2 courses below and wondering what it actually means in terms of getting a job.
City & Guilds 2365 Course Level 2 & 3 Diploma - https://www.tradeskills4u.co.uk/courses/2365-course
Bronze: Domestic Installer Course -...
I’ve been trying to get into the trade for a few months now, I’m studying electrical installation at Bedford college. I’m 23 currently an office manager in retail but looking for an apprenticeship that doesn’t pay pennies or a mate/improver job. I am a very practical person and the theory side...
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...
Recently been watching a few Youtube videos/ blogs of sparks filming their day to day stuff. Just wondering about if this is good thing for the trade?
Surely it gives the DIYers some more info on carrying out stuff that should be left to qualified folk..
Any thoughts ?
I finished my 2365 level 2 and 3 recently and I´m trying to find a work/trainee program as a Mate or improver. However, and after applying dozens of jobs (part time, full time, Temp, in my area, all country), I´m getting not even an answer.
Can anyone give me any advise ?
I’ve recently completed my C&G lvl 2&3 2365 and I am looking to get a start in the trade. I’m 35 and my experience is very limited but I am at a stage in my life where I can put in the hours and I would like to learn from experienced electricians in either a mate position or as an...
A number of years ago I completed the first year of a city and guilds course (2360 I think) and passed with a distinction, did my 16th and then got a job working as an elctrical and mechanical engineer and stopped college.
After a few years some things went wrong, the company went to...
I’m new on this site, but started in the trade back in 1981
Looking at the interesting subject of EV chargers and the impact of BS7671 : 2018 is having regarding not using PME and installing earth rods at the load end.
I need some advice on my next move. I took the opportunity to train towards becoming an Electrician and have so far got my City & Guilds 2365 level 2 + 3 and my 18th Edition. I have been looking at improver and mates jobs but they still seem to want experience. What is the best way to...
Fully qualified but only 2/3 experienced taking on some fairly difficult jobs working alone. Learning very fast but I could really do with some local guys/gals to team up with from time-to-time.
Ideal person would be on top of their theory & regs with a good standard of workmanship...
I went to my first 'trade show' today at a local wholesalers (Edmundsons Bournemouth). Whenever people had mentioned them in the past I envisaged a massive exhibition centre full of wideboy sales reps in suits trying to peddle their wares, and I had so far avoided them for fear of having to...
This post is relating to my earlier POST.
So just to reiterate, please can you post your experiences with Check A Trade.
Please keep this thread informative and try not to go off at a tangent too much. ;)
If anyone from Check A Trade would like to join in that that would be...
This story came up on the news app on my tablet, apparently 80% of people in some which survey trusted electricians the most...
We rank above plumbers thankfully...
Makes you wonder then who they surveyed? As if we are so trusted why do so many people have funny eyes that go a bit crossed eyed...
hi all, ive recently started a business so trying to spend my pennies wisely, I can understand checkatrade from a legitimacy point of view but im interested in how much work you can expect to generate from them as an advertisement platform?
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