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  1. Tol
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    Tol New EF Member

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    Hi,
    I have a foreign Hnd and a master degree in Electrical engineering as well as the 17th edition.
    I am hands on in electrical installation but without Uk installation experience. I have been working in the manufacturing industry for the past 2 years but my interest and strength is in installation.
    There is skill shortage in this sector that I am skilled I but all my effort to get in have met brick walls.
    I have contacted training centers and they insisted I have to start from level2 and climb up from there.
    My question to this forum is to find out if there are other ways for me.
    Thanks
     
  2. Pete999
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    If I may ask a question Tol, from what country is your Degree from? just wondering as some training outfits may agree that your degree, may give you a way in to the installation arena.
     
  3. derek
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    derek Regular EF Member

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    The requirements to be an electrician are very different to those for an electrical engineer. Are you trying to find work as an engineer? I can't understand why someone with a master's degree would want to be an electrician, you probably won't find it mentally challenging enough and will soon get bored in my humble opinion unless you find a highly technical niche role.
     
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  4. Tol
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    Tol New EF Member

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    Thanks,
    I quite understand your concern that I may not find it challenging enough.
    I started my career abroad through the apprentice route working with an electrical contractor then continued my studies.
    I have not been able to find a consistent role in the sector so I ask myself ‘why should I suffer when I have skills in though a lower level but will put food on my table and probably find fulfillment.
    Thanks
     
  5. Tol
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    Tol New EF Member

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    My HNd is from Nigeria but my Masters degree is from the UK.
     
  6. Pete999
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    Thanks
     
  7. derek
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    derek Regular EF Member

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    Have you had your HND checked by UK NARIC? You may find a suitable engineering company, such as those who specialise in instrumentation, control and automation, who'll take you on if you have suitable knowledge and experience even if you don't have a JIB Gold card, that is assuming that your HND is similar to a UK HND in electrical engineering.
     
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