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  1. leone77
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    leone77 EF Member

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    hi everyone. I'm new to electrics as I'm retraining . I am almost done with my part p and 17th but what else will I need to progress further. any advice greatly received
     
  2. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde Electrician's Arms

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    Experience which no course alone will give you. Im assuming you are going down the fast track Domestic installer route?
    You also need some solid testing qualifications 2392 is the beginning but then you need to be getting your 2391 as thats the benchmark and shows you can test. Again it comes down to experience.
    ideally you would do your level 2 and 3 2365 courses.
     
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    yeah one day wonder ,I can see that .the op needs to join a company and get experience .and welcome
     
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  4. leone77
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    leone77 EF Member

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    thanks for advice . I am under no impression it is going to be a 2 second thing . yes I am doing a fast track course but only because I think it is the only way I stand a chance to join a company as a sparky mate and work my way up . I appreciate that the trade takes years to learn and is something you need to constantly work on
     
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  5. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    some times I can be a bit harsh, can you imagine you turn up to a customers job and you do not know what you are doing .
    would you trust a apprentice doctor to start working on you !
     
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  6. leone77
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    leone77 EF Member

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    I totally understand . I think I might of been sold courses the wrong way around which is not so good as I am self funding it .
     
  7. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    all good for you ,if I had my time again .I would be a heating engineer .
    a wet pants has they say. less hassle no calculations just run the pipe in .their is a lot of pressure on us sparks .for little monies .
     
  8. leone77
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    leone77 EF Member

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    always enjoyed working with the sparks at work so know how it's a never stop learning occupation . plumbers are definitely the ones that charge our company the most
     
  9. dmxtothemax
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    dmxtothemax Regular EF Member

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    Do I have to do all that experience stuff !
    I know every thing now
    Why carn't I just go to all the juicy high paying gigs ?
     
  10. Massive1
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    Massive1 Trainee Access

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    To work your way up you need qualifications if you are going down that road.

    It sounds like you want to eventually work for company, that said company will most probably have commercial/industrial work or has contracts with the big boys like Wimpy, Hopkins homes etc.

    Unfortunately the 17th edition and knowing the Part P building regs wont allow you take on any electrical work on these jobs whether you have 10yrs experience or not.

    If you want to go down the route on becoming an electrician who can install electrical equipment on these type of jobs then you will need to take your level 2 then your level 3 2365 then you will have to complete your portfolio for the level 3 NVQ then to your AM2.

    Nothing wrong with getting a trainee card if you work for a company that does this work but eventually to work your way up you will need the above if you want electrician JIB status.

    If you want to work just on domestic then ignore the above but I would advise doing the level 2 and level 3 and testing qualifications as you will be very shocked how these short course leave out the important fundamental's on becoming an electrician.

    best of luck
     
  11. leone77
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    leone77 EF Member

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    Don't think I said that . read it again I am after advice and want to gain experience . I respect the trade but don't see why some people have to be cocky and act like they are better than others. I take it you were born a spark and never started at the bottom . what a legend
     
  12. leone77
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    leone77 EF Member

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    Thank you for all the advice. yeah I am realising they just skip over things which is gutting because it has cost me a few grand
     
  13. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    he was joking. just a bit of upside down banter
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    from a land with more sheep than men, so they don't need to accept an ugly one.:D:D:D.
     
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  15. Massive1
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    Massive1 Trainee Access

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    Yes the courses you mention Leone will purely be for those who want a quick route in to working in the domestic field and eventually sign up with one of the CPS schemes.

    Nothing wrong with that whatsoever unless of course you want to go down the other route, where you said working your way up which is getting the gold card electrician status as I mentioned in the above post you will need all your levels and portfolios which unfortunately if you have already spent a few thousand it will cost you a hell of a lot more to do these.
     
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