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  1. piratebillybob
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    Hi

    Ive got an electrical engineering apprenticeship \O/

    im just wondering if i would be able to call myself an electrician or would i only be able to call myself an electrical engineer?

    What do you call yourself? Can people who havent done the AM2 call themselves electricians?

    I cant help but feel because I wont be doing the big bad AM2 and the 2391, im always going to be regarded as inferior even though I do industrial electrics for a living.

    Many thanks if you could contribute anything positive :D
     
  2. RWJ
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    RWJ 8,400+ day wonder Electrician's Arms

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    I call my self RWJ lololol

    Don't think people would know what an Electrical Engineer is????
     
  3. Adam W
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    Adam W Electrician's Arms

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    I was under the impression that an electrical engineer was a more highly regarded profession than an electrician.
    That said I wouldn't consider the title of 'electrical engineer' to automatically imply the qualifications of an electrician, just as I wouldn't expect anyone with a degree in IT or electronics to assume they can just assume an electrician's role at the drop of a hat.
     
  4. Marnik
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    Marnik Regular EF Member

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    Not even NIC,NAPIT etc can make up their mind as to what is a qualified electrician!They recognise what they call "Competent Persons" So If i was you,seeing you work in the industry anyway, call yourselve what the hell you like.
     
  5. Marnik
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    Marnik Regular EF Member

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    By the way, people call me Marnik(that suits me fine)
     
  6. Archy Styrigg
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    Archy Styrigg Electrician's Arms

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    I have an Electrical Engineering qualification, but I only say I'm a Technician because I don't do any serious design work, or sit in office.
     
  7. piratebillybob
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    the electrician at work who is on the electrician pay grade did an electrical engineering qualification, and hes never done an exam (AM2 or otherwise) because the NVQ level 3 is all assessment based.

    and the tech hasnt any electrical qualifications at all but is one of the most knowledgable guys youll ever meet

    At the end of my apprenticeship I do want my qualification and standard to be recognised as "qualified and competent" by either the niceic, napit or the iet. Otherwise ild feel like ive spent 4 years not doing anything significant
     
  8. trev
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    trev Regular EF Member

    What qualification will you have at the end of it all?
     
  9. piratebillybob
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    not too sure yet, im doing performing engineering operations NVQ level 2 at the moment. but in years 3 and 4 i want to do something that will help me become an instrument tech
     
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