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  1. Robertas
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    Robertas New EF Member

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    Hi All. So i am 30 years old and thinking to change my career. At this moment i am working for a builders merchant as a manager and earning 28k, but I really want to change my career. Thinking to lear electrician trade, but not sure how to start and where to start. I have a family and i need constant income to live, cannot do full timers training or apprentice. Would like to hear stories from a people who recently completed training and how they doing now? Any good training Centres in southampton?
     
  2. Dustydazzler
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    Dustydazzler Regular EF Member

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    You could try being a sparky mate on your day off just to see if you like it.
    I have a friend who was a leisure centre manage who did Saturdays with a sparks and did tradeskillsforyou evening classes to get his 17th Ed and testing and inspect quals.
    He is now a full time sparks running his own business with about 6 full time employees
     
  3. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    Kin hell
     
  4. Dustydazzler
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    Dustydazzler Regular EF Member

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    To be fair for a guy that hadn’t even wired a plug before going to tradeskillsforyou , is actually quite a good sparks now

    It can be done if you have the will to learn
     
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  5. mattg4321
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    mattg4321 Electrician's Arms

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    Do it because that's what you want to do/enjoy doing if you do go for it.

    Don't do it for the money. It will be years before you can earn more than in your current role.
     
  6. Dustydazzler
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    Dustydazzler Regular EF Member

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    Imo

    You have to love being an electrician to really make a good living at it
     
  7. Pete999
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    Pete999 Forum Mentor

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    Of course he is
     
  8. Dustydazzler
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    Dustydazzler Regular EF Member

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    I know several people who used this place

    The UK's No.1 for C&G Electrical Courses & Training - https://www.tradeskills4u.co.uk/pages/courses

    I can’t vouch for them personally but have heard they are pretty good centres
     
  9. Robertas
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    Robertas New EF Member

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    I know that if i will do it i will enjoy it, same as any trade. I still consider between plumbing, carpenter and electrician. Doesn’t matter what i will pick it up i know i will like it, because i do like be responsible for my work, I want to be proud in final result, that is why I always give 100% of my self. But money are important as well, I cannot afford live on love income as i have to support my family, bills to pay. I know it is electrician forum, but did anyone started one trade and moved to another afternoon a while? Because thinking to start as general labour, and move my way up, get some tools, get connections with other people, and then start studying
     
  10. Dustydazzler
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    Dustydazzler Regular EF Member

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    You do get quite of ‘multi skill’ people

    Certainly meet a lot of plumbers who fit kitchens , bathrooms , wall & floor tiling etc
     
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