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Hiya everyone, Ok I'm not that old just a mere 55 years young. It's been a few years now since I left the game and I've been living in France for the past 11 years. Due to return to the UK I quite like the idea of getting back on the tools. Nothing too crazy like house bashing though! I served a full apprenticeship back between 1979 - 1984 and passed my city & guilds however, I understand I would need to update quite a bit. I was last in the trade in 2000 as a maintenance electrician but before that was a contracts manager for about 4 years and before that I worked on commercial and industrial sites doing installation work. In other words I know I have the "experience" but obviously need to update my qualifications. 18th edition for sure but what else would I need please?
 
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some practical experience working alongside a sparks as a mate, maybe with an agency, to get back up to speed with current regs. and practices. we have these wonderful new-fangled bits of test gear that you don't need to wind up to make them work, and they read better than"around 1 -2 ohms"
 

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Hiya everyone, Ok I'm not that old just a mere 55 years young. It's been a few years now since I left the game and I've been living in France for the past 11 years. Due to return to the UK I quite like the idea of getting back on the tools. Nothing too crazy like house bashing though! I served a full apprenticeship back between 1979 - 1984 and passed my city & guilds however, I understand I would need to update quite a bit. I was last in the trade in 2000 as a maintenance electrician but before that was a contracts manager for about 4 years and before that I worked on commercial and industrial sites doing installation work. In other words I know I have the "experience" but obviously need to update my qualifications. 18th edition for sure but what else would I need please?
"Old Man" a mere child. 55 is puberty
 

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what's 55 in dog years?
 

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you can teach a horse I mean new dog I mean a man new tricks ,want take you long to get in that saddle ,welcome I'm looking for a apprentice ,I'm 100 year old ,LOL.:D
 

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got the tiny gobby one barking at me to be put in her bed on the sofa now. back in a min.
 

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Dunno Tel you're the dog owner, me I don't personally like them, but that's to say I would do them harm.
It's a personal thing way back from when I was a Lad.
 
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Cheers so far folks, I see the sparks sense of humour still exists! All sounds positive anyway :)
 

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Get on the agency, they will take you with your experience (trust me), update a few quals. You will soon get back into the groove.
 

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Hi dude,welcome back to broken-Britain,where even after everything we get over-charged for,breaks down or goes missing.....we still don't block the motorway with our picnic hampers...just because there was a shortage of plaited bread...;)

Did you "live" or "stay" in France for those 11 years?

Me pal went over there,and they made him transfer all his assets/savings to French banks......retrieving them when he returned,was "problematic" :eek:
 

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got the tiny gobby one barking at me to be put in her bed on the sofa now. back in a min.
Apt description there Tel "A tiny gobby one" like it, I take that's Scouse for noisy little Mutt?
 
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