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  1. Pwill
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    Pwill New EF Member

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    Fleet
    Hi everyone and thank you for taking the time reading this...



    I have been in the army for 14 years and during which time I have been working at weekends and my leave time for an electrician who taught me from scratch. Although this was all in the domestic side I have worked on several re wires of houses, replaced CU'S etc.



    I currently hold 18th edition, Part P and a napit certificate of competence.



    I am currently looking for any job opportunities with an electrician in the M3 corridor area to gain more experience or any guidance or advice of how to progress further leaving the forces into being an electrician would be greatly appreciated.



    Thank you
     
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  2. Andy78
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    Andy78 Respected Member

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    Best immediate advice would be to get all you can out of the forces, funded course wise, before you leave. The qualifications you currently hold don't encompass any of the recognised core knowledge qualifications. The better qualified and educated you are the more of a chance you have of getting continued work.
    Sounds like you should have a good practical grounding on which to build.
     
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  3. Pwill
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    Pwill New EF Member

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    Fleet
    Thanks for the advice Andy, I am trying to do exactly that. Would you say the qualifications that I hold don't amount to much then? What would be the route that I could take from here?



    Thanks again
     
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  4. Andy78
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    Andy78 Respected Member

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    The route you should be aiming for is a NVQ3 at the end of it all. The core qualifications are the city and guilds 2365 levels 2&3 which are needed to be completed before the NVQ.
    I think. I'm a bit behind on current quals, but maybe others can advise ?
     
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  5. ruston
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    ruston Respected Member

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    Welcome to the forum Pwill , and the very best of luck to you.
    A lot on here will appreciate what you have done and will give you all the help they can. :)
     
  6. H
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    H Trainee Access

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    Uk
    Hi and welcome to mate, what cap badge were you just out of interest, and did you go through CTP at Aldershot?
     
  7. Tes369
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    Tes369 Regular EF Member

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    Cumbria
    Can't you stay in the forces until we are properly out of the the EU and we've pulled the draw bridge up just in case of any foreign incursions by benefit scroungers and illegal immigrants from the EU ?
     
  8. Pwill
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    Pwill New EF Member

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    Fleet
    Thanks for the support guys.

    H I was royal anglian...and yes i went through CTP Aldershot
     
  9. Vortigern
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    Vortigern Regular EF Member

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    England
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    F.H. Electrical
    Morris Services - Getting Started - https://www.morrisservices.co.uk/gettingstarted.asp
    Above is the link to the definitive methods of entry to the trade of electrician. It details requirements for domestic only and commercial and industrial as well as domestic. Those routes are the only way in to being a bona fide electrician. As you are using CTP they should know this and have informed and guided you accordingly which it seems as if they did not. There have been quite a few forces guys on here who are asking these questions. I am not a careers adviser yet I can access this information why can't they tell you this. I am not having a pop at you it just does not seem right that CTP set up to give smooth transitions from forces to civvy street don't seem to have a clue and don't really assist as they should. Could be wrong so ignore this if I am.
     
  10. John Preston
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    John Preston Regular EF Member

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    Torquay
    The qualifications you already are certainly not a waste of time. Try to get the forces to pay for one of the core qualifications you need as others have said. The cost varies between £2000 - £7000! so don't go spending your pay off on the course whatever you do. And best of luck fella you have full respect from me.
     
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  11. Andy78
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    Andy78 Respected Member

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    Agreed. There have been quite a few ex forces guys through this forum that seem to have been fobbed off with a 5WW course by their former employers.
     
  12. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Somerset
    Business Name:
    Sulis Electrical Services Ltd
    You will be able to get the 2365 courses funded via the mod/learning credits as you get demobbed.
    they might try the short course route which if you just want to do domestic is fine if you have the engineering background to not be dangerous.
    You can also tap into the various forces charities for help with course fees etc.. the royal british legion will usually give you a couple hundred for tools etc to help you into work. the civvystreet website is brilliant.
    when i left the forces i got all mine paid for.
     
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  13. Pwill
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    Pwill New EF Member

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    Thanks a lot of good help here fellas
     
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