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  1. assegayer
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    assegayer Regular EF Member

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    Hey guys,

    Just want to ask a quick question,

    How do you get into substation work and maintenance is there some sort of course. This is considering you already have nvq 3 and gold card.

    thanks in advance
     
  2. davesparks
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    davesparks Trusted Advisor

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    Get an apprenticeship with a DNO
     
  3. assegayer
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    assegayer Regular EF Member

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    thanks for reply, is there no other way other then that?, also whats the point of a hnd in power engineering then?
     
  4. amlu
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    amlu Trusted Advisor

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    DNO companies manage their own substations themselves (find a job/apprenticeship with them)
    , there may be some subcontractors involved for maintenance, have a look at vehicles parked by your local substation, note the companies, apply there.

    otherwise they wont let you near one no matter what course or degree you have, you may easily fry yourself and part of the local grid.

    edit:
    for London:
    Home - Jobs and vacancies ? start your career at UK Power Networks
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2015
  5. davesparks
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    davesparks Trusted Advisor

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    There are some companies who do this kind of work, HVMS being one of them. Plus big industrial sites will have in house people who do it (there used to be a few such people on here but they got banned or left in disgust)
    You won't be going anywhere near the interesting work without a hell of a lot of training first though
     
  6. Farmelectrics
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    Farmelectrics Farmelectrics Electrician's Arms

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    out of interest why do you want to get in to that type of work
     
  7. davesparks
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    davesparks Trusted Advisor

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    Who wouldn't want to get in to it if they had the chance?
     
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  8. Farmelectrics
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    Farmelectrics Farmelectrics Electrician's Arms

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    why whats so special about it
     
  9. assegayer
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    assegayer Regular EF Member

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    well for a start its much more interesting then just running twin and earth even though i still enjoy it lol :)
     
  10. Leesparkykent
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    Leesparkykent You Rock Gmes Staff Member Trusted Advisor

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    Ive subbed to HVMS in the past.
     
  11. UKMeterman
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    UKMeterman Electrician's Arms

  12. ian.settle1
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    ian.settle1 Trusted Advisor

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    Because it's alot more intresting than housebashing.
     
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  13. mechelec
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    mechelec Electrician's Arms

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    Become an SAP and it pays pretty well too :grin::grin::grin::grin::grin::grin:
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2015
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