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    Electricians Mate Looking for work

    Hi All, I live in Nantwich and I am looking for work as an electrician’s mate where I’d be able to learn from a fully qualified electrician and was wondering if anyone had anything available? I am immediately available for work, I have my own car, plus hand tools. I have City and Guilds 2365...
  2. C

    What electrical work can a non qualified person be asked to do in a school?

    My husband is a caretaker at a primary school. He does all jobs they ask him to do (sometimes without the training he is supposed to have first as for instance, he argued the gutter needed unblocking and walking up a ladder is common sense) as he likes to please. They have recently asked him...
  3. Z

    kenwood mixer chef km210 does not work

    I have Kenwood chef mixer' and the problem is mixer dead noting, not working after some steps to check, I'm suspect that the electronic control board seems bad I checked all components and find them good but the board, not function and I do not understand how it works please your Advice att...
  4. K

    Is it possible for a light to be wired wrong and still work?

    At my father in laws house, for the last 5 years two of the bedrooms lights haven’t worked. The bedrooms that the lights don’t work all seem to wired correctly. apart the landing, which does work. But appears to be wired incorrectly? rather than having a live in, 3 red loops, and black line...
  5. Z

    What electrical DIY work is currently Allowed

    Hi just moved into a new house and need to replace the mains sockets, but would also like to add new ones. Have had difficulty on the internet ( trawling through so many American sites ) getting an answer to this question. Can I 1-replace existing ring mains sockets 2-install new ones to the...
  6. Matt

    Electricians Mate Improver looking for work in London and around the M25

    Hello everyone, Electrical improver with 2+ years of experience looking for full-time, part-time or just one-off jobs in London or surrounding areas. I started as a labourer and then began training in electrical installations. I have completed C&G 2365 Level 2, 18th Edition course and now I am...
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    Conduit in old work shop , assignment

    Hi , I nearly done my assignment, but I need help for couple questions, Please I wanna make right everything. I still think with conduit, better used for main workshops, and I need drawings how to join in DB. Can you help me please or just asking someone.
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    Electrician Looking for work in the Midlands area

    Hey there, I am looking for work as an electrician's mate in the West Midlands area (I am currently based in Birmingham). I completed my Level 3 diploma in August. I also have an ECS labourers card and I am soon to complete the 18th edition and also IPAF. I have roughly 8 months experience in...
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    Does anyone have the accreditation of "SafeContractor"? If so do you get a good amount of work from it. If not do you use any other sites

    Does anyone have the accreditation of "SafeContractor"? If so do you get a good amount of work from it. If not do you use any other sites
  10. C

    Electrician /Improver looking for work

    hi, in currently looking for work I'm based in Hertfordshire I have 4 years experience alot of domestic and some commercial. I'm competent and capable and have completed many different types of project on my own whilst working for local firms. I have completed level 2 and 3 and have 18th...
  11. BulkWorkwear

    New Year Deals @ Bulkworkwear

    Wishing you all a fantastic New Year from Be sure to keep an eye on our Deals page this New Year. We've got some fab deals up for grabs! Print & embroidery options available (Company logo or any text of your choice) Happy New Year!
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    Can't get staircase timer to work

    (diy level) Does anyone have experience with staircase/corridor timer switches. I've bought about 6 different makes of the damn things and I can't get any to work. I've been getting advice from a self described electronics expert but he has not been able to tell me what I'm doing wrong...
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    Qualifications Necessary to Work on 3-phase

    Hi guys, I'm a small business owner who maintains canal boats at a boatyard with a 3-phase supply. I have about ten years of experience working with 12 volts and single-phase electrics, effectively undertaking an informal apprenticeship with a time-served electrician. I am looking to gain...
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    Reduction in electrical work

    I presently do domestic gas, plumbing and electrical work. I have worked out that 85% of my work is not electrical any more, and what I have been doing is not required to be registered. I only seem to get called out in my area to be asked to certify other non registered electricians work or...
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    What kind of qualifications do you need to be able to work as an Electrician or be hired by a company?

    What kind of qualifications do you need to be able to work as an Electrician or be hired by a company? this could be from your personal experience what helped you get the job without the help of knowing someone who works for a particular trade. What would be the best route to be able to get...
  16. D

    Work experience

    Hi, ive just started doing a course doing an electrical course through NTC. The question, is there any company/ individual/s looking for someone like me to work for them that’s just for the experience and not looking to be paid for it.
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    Price work rates

    My employer recently wanted me to work to a price rate rather than an hourly rate what do you guys think to these prices £35 a test and £30 to replace a consumer unit i think theyre absoloute mugs
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    Electrician Work as a mate/improver in London. Own tools and transport.

    I am 27 years old, based in London, with aspirations to qualify and work as an electrician. I apply myself well with a strong work ethic and problem solving abilities, and have a serious desire to learn and succeed. I recently left a job with EDF where I worked in metering...
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    Electricians Mate Looking for work around Stoke-on-Trent area

    Hi, I’m currently enrolled in my final year of the City & Guilds 2357 course and I’m looking for some form of employment within the industry. Preferably full time as a mate/trainee but anything will suffice for experience at the moment. I have several months of experience working part time as a...
  20. gazdkw82

    Process for certifying work

    Got a job for a friend in motion. Consumer unit change. Bonding is good and system had been tested so I'm confident no problems will occur with the introduction of RCD protection. My question is, what's the process in getting the work certified. I'm qualified but not registered with a scheme...
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    Electrician Electrician in the Nantwich area, looking for work. (18th & 2391)

    Electrician in the Nantwich area, looking for work. (18th & 2391) Own van, tools & PPE
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    USA 230v european motorized pencil sharpener in 110v usa outlet bogs down

    Have a 220v (wired for Sweden) motorized pencil sharpener (Boston X-acto model 41). Since its a motor it does not work right, bogs down in 120v usa power outlet. What do i need maybe a transformer?
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    I'm looking for work.

    I'm looking for work in either the domestic or commercial sector. I have 10 years experience I'm qualified to City and Guilds level 3 17th edition have a ESC card and am working towards NVQ level 3. I've been very fortunate having the oppurtunity to work for a small reputable local company which...
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    Hello I work for a company in the UK and have done for 15 years, as of this year I’ve been told the following.....

    Hello I work for a company in the UK and have done for 15 years but as of this year I’ve been told that the type of work we will be undertaking will change and I will need a certain type of card to get on site ( perilously just certificate). Now I am being told I have to source these things my...
  25. R

    LED don’t work

    Trying to replace 12v halogen downlighter with led but the replacements don’t work.
  26. Paul Whybrow

    Electricians Mate I'm Looking For Work

    Looking For Work as an Electricians Mate in Kent or London, I have my ECS card have completed 2365 level 2 and 3 also have done the 18th. I have ipaf 3a/3b and asbestos awareness. if anyone knows of anything please get in touch, I have references and an up to date CV. Thank you in advance
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    Electricians Mate Work wanted

    Looking for electrical installation work in West Sussex, surrey. Got some office refurb and domestic experience, currently in the final stages of logic level 3, looking to complete my portfolio and progress to bridging unit ASAP.
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    Allowable electrical work by non-registered person

    In terms of the Part P regulations, am I as a DIYer (that is to say non-registered electrician), allowed to replace the dimmer module in a light switch myself and replace the transformer on low voltage lighting with a new one? I will not be installing any new equipment and neither will I be...
  29. R

    Head Torch & Work Light

    I’m looking for a decent head torch and work light. Does anyone have any suggestions please?
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    Looking for Electrical Improver Job

    Hello I have recently obtained my C&G Level 3 and ECS card and i’m currently looking to find some work. Called a few agencies but nothing as of yet, also applied on totaljobs etc but nothing. I’ve worked in domestics and a little in commercial but want to step foot in the field properly so I...
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    Anybody looking for work in Wiltshire??

    Work available in Wiltshire please contact us via this thread.
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    Which sectors work in evenings?

    Hi chaps, which sector in the electrical industry work evenings? Domestic sector which im fairly familiar with work day time, at times running into evenings which is not feasible for me around my current job. Why im asking this is, I'm looking for evening work but all the jobs on indeed and...
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    Can’t work out what’s going on

    Old 2D light today being changed to LED. 2 black cables going to neutral and 1 red cable to live. turned off light switch and removed old light and the 2 black cables were still live and all other lights on this circuit all knocked out. Can someone explain what’s going on
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    Other Work offered

    Freelance Event electrician/General handyman wanted for 5 days in May 2020 at Ragley Hall near Redditch 27th to 1st June. Large event with trade stands etc. Must be fully insured with experience. Setting up power to trade stands and lighting. Tackling faults as required. If you can drive a...
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    Citroen c4 Grand Picasso Drl’s

    Have a 2012 c4 Grand Picasso and noticed recently that the bright drl’s aren’t working but they work as dimmed side lights, checked configuration menu to make sure they are on which they are selected. Wondered what the problem is, could it be a faulty relay? Or is it something else? thanks in...
  37. Pete999

    Got invited back to where I used to work today

    As title got invited to spend a day back where I used to work, be nice, chew the Fat and meet some old friends, let you know how it went, if you're interested.
  38. 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...
  39. 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...
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    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...
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