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Hello,
my first post here, and I need some advice.

I have got a Level 3 diploma in electrical installation. And I am looking for work experience to get my NVQ 3.
I keep applying to apprenticeships, and electrician mate/improver position, but had no luck so far.

If anyone has any advice for me it would be very much appreciated. I am based in West Kent.

Cheers
 
If its just to get your NVQ 3 contact local one man bands and offer to work for free in exchange for a few photos and maybe a write up from them if needed. Tell them what work you need to cover.

I know if someone offered to come work for me for free there are a few jobs where I could have done with some help I would have given them a go. If they saved me time which made me more money I would then also give them a bit of pay.

Alternatively offer to do things for friends and family so they pay for parts only.
 
If its just to get your NVQ 3 contact local one man bands and offer to work for free in exchange for a few photos and maybe a write up from them if needed. Tell them what work you need to cover.

I know if someone offered to come work for me for free there are a few jobs where I could have done with some help I would have given them a go. If they saved me time which made me more money I would then also give them a bit of pay.

Alternatively offer to do things for friends and family so they pay for parts only.
Thanks, I will try that now.
 
Is it worth asking large electrical and construction comapnies to volunteer for work experience?

I think you are more likely to get work experience from a one man band. But thats just my opinion. I know my insurance covers me for employers liability insurance for paying someone upto £5k. Not sure if this is normal or not.
 

Dartlec

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Not sure on the requirements for NVQ3, but getting any experience you can is going to be helpful, even if it's 'mates rates' or family/friends who are willing to let you do things.

It's always a bit of a vicious circle getting enough experience to get the positions where you can get experience...

You aren't far from me, so if you want to pm me some details I can bear you in mind if a job where an extra pair of hands would help comes up. Typically I've just about finished a large one where I would have killed for a 'mate' to assist with testing/installing.

Some of the jobs I end up would probably put you off for life though!
 

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