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Over 12,500 electricians needed for new technology skills demand - The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership - https://www.the-esp.org.uk/latest-news/over-12500-electricians-needed-for-new-technology-skills-demand/

This is what an industry training organisations TESP is saying, bit of course they would . Self interest supersedes all other considerations.

What do you think, there is still little or no work in the nation's capital
 
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Over 12,500 electricians needed for new technology skills demand - The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership - https://www.the-esp.org.uk/latest-news/over-12500-electricians-needed-for-new-technology-skills-demand/

This is what an industry training organisations TESP is saying, bit of course they would . Self interest supersedes all other considerations.

What do you think, there is still little or no work in the nation's capital
It will mean lower standards judging by some of the training going on around the country
 
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I got sent this text a little while ago:
Hi
Looking for a Multi-trade electrician/ plumber for TOMORROW (Friday) for on going work based in EC2 - shoreditch.
MUST be able to: Fix fans, Check electrical shower heads and potentially replace, fix Hot water dispenser , Replace Ballast, Door closure finish
Rate:tearsofjoy:14.28 per hour
Call Maya on 02039170690 ASAP!
Kind regards
Maya - Daniel Owen
 

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that's good. £14.28 as a spark, £14.28 as a wet-pants, that's
£28 .56/hour. :D:D:D
 

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What's an electrical shower head? Is the element built into the shower head rather than an enclosure on the wall?
 
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How can any one live on that rate. What do they want an electrician or a plumbers mate. I find I'm having to dropbox examples of my work because of a mistrust between agency's employers and electricians. Is it because many impersonators are circulating that we all have this dummed down attitude. It makes me want to walk away from the industry forever and try something really smart like sell cars. I met a guy in Australia that was fitting frameless shower screens. He mounted 4 brackets and applied silicone seal, I helped him out on a few days
He would turn over 8-10K a week. There's something wrong somewhere
 
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So do we need another 12500 sparks in Industry. Because the net effect is lower wages, diminishing workplace rights and conditions.
 
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From the report it seems they don't require electricians for some of the roles, ex wife's son is going to Uni to do a degree and hopefully a masters in AI, that's going to be a growth market.

Me personally I will be running courses in survival skills and how to kill and kin another human for food for when the apocalypse happens durine to climate change and when the Chinks blow up all the nuclear power stations they have built around the world.
 
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How can any one live on that rate. What do they want an electrician or a plumbers mate. I find I'm having to dropbox examples of my work because of a mistrust between agency's employers and electricians. Is it because many impersonators are circulating that we all have this dummed down attitude. It makes me want to walk away from the industry forever and try something really smart like sell cars. I met a guy in Australia that was fitting frameless shower screens. He mounted 4 brackets and applied silicone seal, I helped him out on a few days
He would turn over 8-10K a week. There's something wrong somewhere
So you must have earn't a few K out of it?
 

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The industry is slowly consuming itself.

1. Biggest problem - lowering of standards. Public not being educated on the importance of a safe, quality job. NIC, Elecsa, Napit, Stroma etc should be running ads on TV etc.

2. Unqualified builders, kitchen/bathroom fitters etc shouldn't be allowed to touch electrical work. Should be a criminal offence with a minimum fine of £5000 IMO if you're not qualified and not providing certification. The scam who it's reported to and gathers evidence should get half that money to incentivise them.

3. Poor quality training in many places for youngsters coming into the trade. Too much emphasis in the big firms/agencies on thrashing through jobs as quickly and cheaply as possible.

4. Influx of uncontrolled cheap labour. Problem in many industries. The elite don't want to see this end as it eats into their profits.

5. Misleading advertising companies should be banned or have to have prominent warnings. Checkatrade et al are nothing more than paid advertising masquerading as regulating/standards authority. Many more people have heard of them though than NIC, Elecsa etc!
 
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