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  1. David Bancroft
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    David Bancroft New EF Member

    Location:
    London
    I've recently taking the plunge and left the office life and traded the keyboard for a screwdriver. I've been applying online and realised that I'm only likely start out working on site. I'm willing to work for free if anyone knows anyone in London looking or has any recommendations this would be appreciated
     
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    Joshua |Ω|#e5| Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Essex
    Business Name:
    Steel Electrical Contractors
    I wouldn't go offering your services for free just yet. Have you got an ECS card yet? If you have then I'd suggest ringing up some local electrical firms and ask if they've got any site work going. It's London and there's tons of work out there at the moment.

    Failing that, you can go from site to site and ask to talk to the electrical managers, I'm sure someone will take you on as there's a shortage of reliable workers.
     
  3. David Bancroft
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    David Bancroft New EF Member

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    London
    Thanks Joshua,

    I do have my ECS card and will take your advice on board and start calling around tomorrow. Thanks for your help
     
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    Joshua |Ω|#e5| Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Essex
    Business Name:
    Steel Electrical Contractors
    You're welcome mate, if you get stuck then I've got loads of agencies numbers you can ring, but you only want to use them as a last resort. No need for middle men skimming off our wages if it can be helped.
     
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    Massive1 Trainee Access

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    East anglia
    Have you any electrical qualifications at all mate,
    Do you mind me asking how you went about getting your ECS card?
     
  6. David Bancroft
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    David Bancroft New EF Member

    Location:
    London
    I registered an account on Home | Electrotechnical Certification Scheme - https://www.ecscard.org.uk/. From there I verified my qualifications by sending copies and sat a health and safety exam the card was posted shortly after

    Qualifications I've obtained over the past year are Part P, 17th Edition 2392 and PAT Testing 2377

    I'm still in the process of completing 2394/95 which I'm expecting to pass withing the next couple of months
     
  7. Tes369
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    Tes369 Regular EF Member

    Location:
    Cumbria
    If I were in London id get on the underground there's plenty of work and chances are you would learn a bit off the lads your working with. More than any college would teach you.

    The essentials =

    *Cable Tray
    *Trunking
    *Basket
    *Conduit
    *Armoured cable

    You should buy a good "[email protected] cut" file flat and half round.

    Tape measure =Stanley 8m is a good buy.

    Engineers squares 300mm for tray and 50mm for lighting trunking.

    And a Rat tail file for galv conduit.

    And a good pair of overalls I'd imagine it's filthy down there.

    Good luck.
     
  8. David Bancroft
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    David Bancroft New EF Member

    Location:
    London
    Cheers Tes

    Fortunately I've got a mate who is in the same boat as me in terms of experience and qualifications and he has been taken on by an agency who have found him work on the underground, he seems to be enjoying it and the money ain't half bad either.
     
  9. Tes369
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    Tes369 Regular EF Member

    Location:
    Cumbria
    Get him to get you a fix..?

    Have you asked him what they have him doing etc

    What tools have you got ..?

    Good luck pal
     
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