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  1. A

    UK Unregistered electrician's work to be checked by his registered colleague

    Hi, I am in the middle of completely refurbishing a two storey house (in London, UK) including re-wiring the entire house (new wires, sockets, new circuits, new consumer unit). My builder (let's say "Jack") said he has an electrician who can do the work and I would get the certificate at the...
  2. J

    EICR report and £900 remedial work - seems fair?

    Hello, I felt hot sockets in my house. I called an electrician who said the fuse board was dangerous - just by looking at it. Horrified was the word used. He carried out testing and did some other work. £120 for the report £140 for bonding to gas and water services £80 for T&E cable to front...
  3. M

    Electricians Mate Looking for work in Greater Manchester/North West area

    Hi guys I'm a recently qualified C&G Level 2. I have my 18th edition on the way in the next few weeks. I have a CCNSG AND IPAF 3a/b card, happy to drive anything on the ticket. I don't have a full collection of my own tools yet, but I've got the basics and I'm buying more all the time as a...
  4. C

    Other Looking for work experience

    I'd appreciate some advice on retraining in electrical installation and maintenance with no experience. Just about to pay to do c+g level 2 at a training centre In Nottingham every Saturday. Then onto level 3. 18th edition etc. Is there any electricians in the Derby area that would help me gain...
  5. B

    advice on getting work

    hi peeps, ive been asked to quote for a job that the insurance company has said they are giving to one of there team (nfu mutual) it turns out they are using a local firm who do not have the best reputation locally poor work standards etc ive been on call outs after they have rewired to repair...
  6. A

    Electrician Looking for Electricians with mates to work in the central london area.

    Got some contracts in central London locations that need competent electricians that are able to work with the main contractor and supervise themselves and their time. Good rates paid for the right people. Full time. Going forward there will be continuing work through out London.
  7. N

    How to find work after obtaining Level 3 Diploma?

    Hey guys, Sorry to bother you all and any information you give me will be greatly appreciated. I have recently completed my Level 3 diploma in electrical installations. I now wish to find work as an electrician's mate. However, I did not realize you needed an employer reference to get an ECS...
  8. J

    Electricians Mate I am looking for work as a electricians mate

    Currently work 4 days a week in sales to fund my training, and I am doing one day a week at a lighting company gaining experience as a electrical trainee/mate, I am looking for either work on weekends around this or to go full time to replace my job in sales and work and study at the same time...
  9. C

    Electrician Level 3 2365 looking for work experience , Walsall area.

    I completed my level 3 C&G in Electrical Installations 2 years ago and have had some work experience with a local electrician mostly doing home re-wires. I am hoping to find work with an experienced electrician who can help me to develop my knowledge and skills further.
  10. L

    Recommend tin snips for commercial work

    Hi, any recommendation for tin snips? Regards.
  11. R

    Electrician Looking for work as a Trainee

    I am currently looking for work as a Trainee, I am currently based in Liverpool. City & Guilds 2365 Level 2 Qualified. City & Guilds 2365 Level 3 - Currently Studying at In Phase Training. Full Clean Driving Licence with Own Transport. Own Hand Tools & PPE ESC Electrical Labourers Card I am...
  12. A

    Rose circuit bedroom wiring mayhem, 3 blacks dosnt work!!!

    After purchace of three debanhams lights and sucessfull fitting of 2 the third has caused me some unrest due to an ensuite bathroom within the circuit. 1) Presented with three reds and three blacks i wired the three reds togther. Wire 2 blacks into a sucessfull bedroom switch leaving one...
  13. H

    Level 3 2365 & 17th edition looking for a start in the trade. Swindon area, 40+ miles range

    Hi, as the title says I've recently finished my Level 3 course, I'm based in Swindon but have my own car and I'm willing to travel up to roughly an hour or so for work. I usually do up the electrics when it goes wrong in my parents house which hasn't been more than a light switch or rose, but I...
  14. Dan

    Do you do jobs for cash, and then not declare it with the taxman? (voters in the poll are private!!!)

    Do you do jobs for cash, and then not declare it with the taxman? (voters in the poll are private!!!) Just wondering, as it's 2019, whether there are still guys doing jobs for cash. As a web business, all my business is paid by BACS in full up front before anything goes ahead. Or Google, who...
  15. K

    Electricians Mate Sparks Mate looking for work / London

    Hi all, I'm 30 year old based in Walthamstow looking for work as Electrician's Mate/Improver in London and surrounding areas. I have got City & Guilds 2365 Level 2 & 3 and 18th Edition, ECS Electrical Labourer card, driving license, hand tools, power tools, ppe. Ability to install twin and earth...
  16. RutlandFox

    Best place to advertise for help on a job

    Hi all. I have a couple of jobs coming up that I will need a helper to help out with - general electrical stuff like pulling cables, cutting channels, drilling holes, stuff like that. Where is a good place to advertise? And what is the going rate for a jobbing sparky (eg NVQ level 2) or similar...
  17. S

    Winning commercial work

    Guidance on how to win more commercial work. We are a small electrical contracting firm Who have a lot of domestic contracts that serve us well. We are looking to gain more commercial work in the following areas:- hotels, gyms, public sector organisations. We are aiming at local medium sized...
  18. BruvDunk

    UK Constantly explaining why you don't do private work..

    Anyone else get fed up of explaining to friends & family why they cant do private work for them... No other trades have to jump through as many hoops Almost thought about paying a (part P) scheme to register work even though I am full time in Industrial Electrical work.
  19. Johnsty32

    UK Looking for work - Electricians Jobs in Newcastle - Electrical work in Newcastle

    Hello everyone 👌🏻 I’m from Newcastle and looking for work at the minute any help would be really appreciated thanks 👍🏻
  20. H

    Potential job

    Got a lead on a job; they’re wanting metal trays (containment) with steel conduit to create the ‘industrial look’. I’m cool with their needs; explained about fire alarms/emergency lighting and they talked about doing it ‘piece meal’. With the area being used for a venue, it all needs sorting...
  21. P

    UK Looking for work as a mate or trainee in Reading

    Hi all I’m looking for a firm in or around Reading to take me on as a mate or trainee .. I’ve passed my Level 2 2365 and am starting Level 3 tonight at college .. I have passed ecs test, I have a full uk driving license, a lot of hand tools and building up my power tools.. any help would be much...
  22. P

    Signing off work

    Hello guys, I am 25 and a qualified electrician I did my level 3 at college and have passed my AM2 and currently employed full time for a company. I have had a lot more people contacting me for private work (fuse board upgrades). I am competent and can install and test the board and fill out...
  23. P

    Trainee/ laborer looking for work in essex

    Im a trainee looking for work in Essex, I have passed my City & Guilds level 2 Electrical Installations (2365). I Have my own car and all tools. Have 6 months site experience. I don’t mind working odd days when ever I am needed just to gain more experiance. Thank you
  24. H

    Looking for work

    Morning all. Been doing electrical work part time and now (after career change) full time for two and a half years. Really enjoy domestic work, got my 18th, 2392, 2393 and 2377 and registered with STROMA. Got my own transport and all my own tools (hand tools, power tools and MFT). Really keen...
  25. S

    Help - Had some work done

    Hi, not sure if this is the correct place for this. My hubby and I had a rewire done and realise now that the landing and hall light are both on the downstairs lighting circuit. Is this right? We had the lights set up so you can switch on/off both hall and landing lights independently...
  26. Gary Tollison

    Newly qualified sparky looking for work.

    Hello :) As the title says, I’m in the market for work. I have level 3 diploma in electrical installations BS7671 17th edition 2391 - certificates pending AM2 will be done soon. Is anyone willing, or know anyone willing to take a chance on a kiwi with little practical experience? I’m willing to...
  27. buzzlightyear

    nicely fried - 9.5kw shower, not certificates for the job

    just got back from a customers ,hoping it a nice job and it was ,customers saying I cant push the isolator to the off position . off comes the isolator wow that isolators fried ,so 6mm cable in and terminals tight has a ducks a88,now for the shower 9.5 kw . now what about the rcd for it ,nice...
  28. littlespark

    Domestic One of those easy jobs that’s turned sour

    Add a few sockets to existing install....holiday cottage. partition walls, back to back with other sockets. First one went without problem. Onto number 2. Plug in socket and see to identify mcb..... buzzes constantly.... off, off, off..... hmmm. Not on any of these socket circuits? Turned off...
  29. bonjovi

    what was your most dangerous job peeps

    I had 2 first was a well known pottery place in Derbyshire I had done the work and now my job was to power it up ,the company I was working for said now the tails are at the busbar your job is to connect this up , but the problem was you cannot switch it off as it takes 24hr to power up again...
  30. bonjovi

    whats the roughest job you would like to own upto

    mine was when I was training we were working at a industrial unit up on the second perlin we installed a 25mm conduit then had the pleasure of wiring it with many cables , we tried and tried and tried we could not pull these dam cables inside this tube , so we had an idea get the cortina and...
  31. Dan Carroll

    Work wanted around Glos/Worcs

    As the title suggests, I'm coming to the end of my level 3 2365 course and want to start putting it into action. Experience is more important to me than money, so if you can spare time to allow me to learn, it'll be worth it for both of us. Many thanks Dan
  32. H

    Help with getting a new job (Trainee)

    Hello all. I am currently seeking work with a different company as my current employer is using me as cheap labour and I am learning nothing. I find myself not even doing electrical work most days which as you can imagine is very annoying. Why is it so hard to find a new job?! I have just...
  33. S

    Northwest Electrician looking for work

    I'm looking for full time work if anyone can help me out or knows if someone in need , I'm based in Liverpool I have my own van and tools , power tools , ladders , testing equipment etc So ready for a start straight away I'm good at a wide range of installations and testing , And have...
  34. Megawatt

    Hazardous locations does anyone do this kind of work

    Who does this kind of work plus chemical plants, oil refinery’s
  35. J

    Electricians Mate MANCHESTER - Looking for work; Electrician mate/improver vacancy wanted.

    I'm currently searching for a mate/improver position. I have industrial and domestic experience as well as possessing 18th edition, ECS/JIB, asbestos awareness, domestic installer cert, near completion of NVQ L3. I'm also open to maintenance, service engineer, domestic electricians mate...
  36. HandsOffEngineer

    Completed Level 1, seeking work experience

    Hello, I've just completed my Level 1 City & Guilds in Electrical Installation (distinction) and I'm looking to gain some work experience before I commence Level 2 in September. If there is anybody here who would be happy to have a 'student' along to observe and assist with labouring, then I...
  37. M

    Electrician Electrician Improver Looking for work in London

    Hi I am 45 yrs old electrician Improver with excellent experience looking for work in London and available for Immediate Start. (edited by staff, please contact member via forum)
  38. B

    Advice on work I've had done

    Hello, I've recently had some outside lights fitted, there is about 10 of them, all LED. The electricans took the cable from the fuse board down into my basement void where other services are running and then out to the garden. Outside they have used armoured cable, 1.5mm, about 20-30meters in...
  39. Dustydazzler

    Job quotes you know won’t happen

    Hi all Just wanted your opinion on this... I have an old guy keep asking me to quote power and lights for his detached garage. I quoted this job about 2 years ago and last year. He is now asking me to go back a quote again for the very same job. This particular job is about 25 minutes from my...
  40. C

    Domestic Looking for work in Bristol

    Hi everyone. My name's Callum and I'm 30 years old. I've just moved to Bristol and I'm looking for work. I've got my own van and tools with my level 2&3 Diploma and 18th Edition. Available for an immediate start. If you're busy please don't hesitate to PM me.
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