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dandb

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Hi everyone

This website is proving very useful. I just wanted to chew everyones ear and ask what can I expect once I finish my course.

I have done a search and read 'most' of the threads but everyone has differing answers.

I am currently studying Level 2 & 3 C&G 2330, then NVQ level 3. 2391, Part P, 17th Edition.

The thing is, I obviously need some job experience, but what entry level would I start at in the electro industry. I was thinking of jacking in my job now and gaining experience as a sparkies mate, but cant go on apprentice money. (mortgage etc)

Whats everyones experiences on these courses and employments afterwards. I have called a couple of local companies who wanted me to send my cv in stating experience??!!!

Thanks in advance


Dan

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wayne

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dan
what actual experience do you have ?if your'e starting from scratch then so will any pay
 
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dandb

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dan
what actual experience do you have ?if your'e starting from scratch then so will any pay
Hi Wayne mate

Non, I have no work experience. But would like to work as a sparkies mate, an extra pair of hands making trunking, conduit, lighting or ring as experience.

What is an apprentice wage or the 'entry level' these days?

Thanks

Dan

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Moog

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I've already got 2330 lvl 2,16th edition and NVQ lvl 2 I was told that the part P was an alternative route for non-electricians and when you have level 3 on 2330 and 2365 (NVQ) you could claim part p complience. In theory if I got my 17th and got approved I could work as a "domestic installer", with only lvl 2 on 2330. To become an "electricain" I would need 2330 lvl 3, 2365 lvl 3 2391 and 2382 I was advised to start work as domestical installer whilst lvl 2 then do a year of 2330 lvl 3, 2365 lvl 3 and get 17th edition and cut down instection and testing before finishing with full I&T to become an electricain
 
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dandb

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I've already got 2330 lvl 2,16th edition and NVQ lvl 2 I was told that the part P was an alternative route for non-electricians and when you have level 3 on 2330 and 2365 (NVQ) you could claim part p complience. In theory if I got my 17th and got approved I could work as a "domestic installer", with only lvl 2 on 2330. To become an "electricain" I would need 2330 lvl 3, 2365 lvl 3 2391 and 2382 I was advised to start work as domestical installer whilst lvl 2 then do a year of 2330 lvl 3, 2365 lvl 3 and get 17th edition and cut down instection and testing before finishing with full I&T to become an electricain
Hi Moog

That makes a bit more sense to be honest. I have done my level 2 2330 papers and sit my practicle exam end of this month.

So when I have completed 2330 level 2 and 17th Ed, I could start as a domestic installer when approved.

Then whilst working I could finish studying the 2330 Level 3 and NVQ level 3, Part P and 2391?

Is that right? Also what do you mean approved. Do you mean your ECS card?

Thanks

Dan

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Bane

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No experience.

£8 an hour. Labourer but basically do same job (more in some cases) as an improver/mate.

Starting college in Sept.
 
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Moog

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Hi Moog

That makes a bit more sense to be honest. I have done my level 2 2330 papers and sit my practicle exam end of this month.

So when I have completed 2330 level 2 and 17th Ed, I could start as a domestic installer when approved.

Then whilst working I could finish studying the 2330 Level 3 and NVQ level 3, Part P and 2391?

Is that right? Also what do you mean approved. Do you mean your ECS card?

Thanks

Dan

:)
Approved as in niceic for instance try googling "approved electrician", you have to be approved to be able to certify work. This doesnt stop you doing the job if someone else signs it off or it doesnt require certification. Things like basic appliance swap outs dont normally require certication so you can do them
 
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wayne

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hi bane good look with college
 
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dandb

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Approved as in niceic for instance try googling "approved electrician", you have to be approved to be able to certify work. This doesnt stop you doing the job if someone else signs it off or it doesnt require certification. Things like basic appliance swap outs dont normally require certication so you can do them
Thanks Wayne, will do mate :)

No experience.

£8 an hour. Labourer but basically do same job (more in some cases) as an improver/mate.

Starting college in Sept.
Where/what job is that with. When I spoke to R Thompson electrics in Warrington they are laying people off!!!!!
 
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Bane

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Cheers Wayne.

I'm in Yorkshire dandb. They have laid a lot of guys off recently too. I'm in commercial/industrial side of things.
 
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