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jake o'grady

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I'm currently working at an electrical whole salers and am doing very well and am progressing to become and account manager, I am going to go evening college and do a level 2 diploma in electrical installation to further educate myself . I was wondering what would happen when I want to do level 3 I have a good job and would like to continue however I would like to be a qualified electrician. I would work every hour under the sun to get the results I want .would I have to give up on or the other or would I be able to also do an apprenticeship whilst only working on weekends as I already have a full time job. Just wondering if anyone has any advise or could shed some light ?
 

Pete999

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I'm currently working at an electrical whole salers and am doing very well and am progressing to become and account manager, I am going to go evening college and do a level 2 diploma in electrical installation to further educate myself . I was wondering what would happen when I want to do level 3 I have a good job and would like to continue however I would like to be a qualified electrician. I would work every hour under the sun to get the results I want .would I have to give up on or the other or would I be able to also do an apprenticeship whilst only working on weekends as I already have a full time job. Just wondering if anyone has any advise or could shed some light ?
If you get your Electrician qualifications, and you like the job you are doing already, I see no reason why you should give up your job, after nothing better than having someone in the know behind the counter, I can see a Wholesaler chain CEO would jump at the chance of having an accounts Manager who is also a qualified Electrician, might take you some time, but go for it Jake, and good luck.
 

jake o'grady

New EF Member
Thank you that's what I would love to do I'm just trying to find a way to do so. I'm sure I have to become a full time student or take on a full time apprenticeship I would love to do that but I can't see how I can juggle both but would love to be able to work full time and study and get the qualifications under my belt so just exploring what avenues I can take or if it is even possible to do my apprenticeship working for someone on weekends while maintaing my job if anyone has any ideas would be amazing
 

Pete999

Forum Mentor
Electrician's Arms
Trainee Access
Thank you that's what I would love to do I'm just trying to find a way to do so. I'm sure I have to become a full time student or take on a full time apprenticeship I would love to do that but I can't see how I can juggle both but would love to be able to work full time and study and get the qualifications under my belt so just exploring what avenues I can take or if it is even possible to do my apprenticeship working for someone on weekends while maintaing my job if anyone has any ideas would be amazing
I don't know which Wholesaler chain you are employed by Jake, but, and a big but, you could approach your management team, and ask if they would/could sponsor you, nothing ventured nothing gained, explain what your intentions are, you never know Jake, they could say no chance, but they might say yes, worth a try in my book, hope it works out for you.
 

sparkybudge

New EF Member
I'm currently working at an electrical whole salers and am doing very well and am progressing to become and account manager, I am going to go evening college and do a level 2 diploma in electrical installation to further educate myself . I was wondering what would happen when I want to do level 3 I have a good job and would like to continue however I would like to be a qualified electrician. I would work every hour under the sun to get the results I want .would I have to give up on or the other or would I be able to also do an apprenticeship whilst only working on weekends as I already have a full time job. Just wondering if anyone has any advise or could shed some light ?
See if there are any distant learning/online courses you can do that have a official exam that you sit at a centre at the end of it. There are some flying around for the 18th that you can do at your own pace with only a few visits to college. I did took a 2D autocad course that way a few years back and the tutor's are so helpful cos they want you to pass.
 

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