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Hi, My name is Andrew

I have dome some research into how to become an electrician, and thanks to those that contributed I have found some of the most useful info here on in these forums.

I am 25 turning 26 this coming winter and I want to become a Domestic Electrician. I am based in north to northeast London. I support the Arsenal for those who may wish to remind me of the lack of trophies of late, of course I will be driven to remind you of our impending dominance! :D

LukeScotty's sticky thread READ FIRST - BECOME AN ELECTRICIAN (it won't happen over night!!!!) was helpful but I still have some questions.


Is my age against me? If so, how much so?

Is being based in London an advantage?

Will the current standard qualifications for an electrician allow one to work abroad within the EU or the Americas?

I can't make heads or tails of the qualifications needed to become an electrican.

Is there some sort of order to the city and guilds courses? Are some optional or are they all mandatory?


Any suggestions or advice will be much appreciated. :)

Thanks in advance.

Andrew
 
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acat

Hiya

I recently qualified as a Sparky didnt have a problem and Im 53. Austrailia and New Zeland are willing to fast trak you as a qualified sparky and we are getting closer and closer to the EU.

Despite our moaning I think we have the highest starndards.

Hope that helps

Chris
 
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It does help. Could you expand on the fast track option?

Corrections!

My pardon, I just did a search and read up on it already. Sounds interesting, and could be an option.
 
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acat

All that means is if you apply to move to those countries as you have a trade they need you jump to the front of the queue and instead of waiting months and months your application is processed an lot quicker.

Chris
 
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Spudnik

Hi Andrew and welcome,

The only thing that will be against you is experience and the lack of work at the moment.

Even fully qualified, time served electricians are struggling.

Dont let this put you off as obviously things will get better.

My only advice would be to do the courses in your spare time and keep your current employment, especially if you have financial commitments, as starting pay can be quite low.

Good luck!
 

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