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Elecrrical Jobs in South Yorkshire

Discussion in 'Trade Talk' started by Steve, 7 Mar 2019.

  1. Steve

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    Guys I am after an opportunity. Its a long shot but rarer things have happened. Im hoping this post will be allowed given my long standing contribution to this forum.

    All through school I wanted to be an electrician. It was my dream. I'm forever looking up at lighting, cables, tray etc and wish I could do stuff like that. In my adult life I've dabbled in bits of electrical work at home. Wired a shed, rewired a kitchen, swapped all the switch plates in my new house. I enjoy all this. I've even wired contactors. I have good knowledge of 3 phase, rcd and mcb types, a lot of the regs, safe zones, protection of cables, rcd rules, smoke alarms etc. I could probably wire a burglar alarm if I wanted to.

    Unfortunately I followed my friends to sixth form, where I didn't get the grades I needed for the university course I wanted. I went into retail management.

    I'm 33 now and have spent 15 years of my life in retail which no longer interests me. The main benefit I can bring from that is customer service skills. I have applied for various jobs based on this, but not been successful anywhere. The thought of another 35 years of work in retail horrifies me. I have a family to support at home as the main earner. I could get financial support from parents etc if necessary for a year but would prefer not to! I'm willing to put in the hours to succeed and work towards the relevant qualifications.

    The one thing I cannot do is the traditional route into the industry, an apprenticeship. I simply cannot afford it - unless it was paid at at least the minimum wage. And any job offer must be secure and stable, until i am qualified at least, as id be leaving my current job. To make ends meet i need £400pw pre tax.

    If you're in Barnsley Rotherham or Doncaster (I'm in Swinton S64) and can help or know someone who can help please let me know. I'm thinking a job as an electricians mate or something like that would suit my situation.

    Advice welcome too.
    Thanks.
     
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  3. Ian H

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  4. Steve

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    Thanks for your reply, that one vacancy and most if not all others requires somebody with tools and experience. I can't exactly rock up on site with my titan cordless 50 quid special
     
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    Ah, sorry, I didn’t read the text just saw the title and thought of you x x x
     
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    How about considering on-line qualifications?

    I regularly take and up date my Asbestos awareness and certification using this format, I am self employed so no company to assist?

    Some creditable on-line courses may be worth a look ?

    Ken
     
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    A good qualification to get under your belt would be the 18th Edition.
    I studied on line late last year for about 4 weeks, took the exam just before Christmas and passed no problem. At least by gaining this one it will, potentially, show employers you are serious about going this route.
     
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    Try and get yourself on an adult teaming course at a college. ...not one of these become an electrician in four days things which are a rip off ....you should be able to do a course part time and get city and guilds qualified ....it may take two or three years but if your determined you'll manage it.


    http://www.sheffcol.ac.uk/course/search/?main_product=Electrical+
     
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    Part time/adult classes don't really exist any more - they have all gone the way of the dodo/teenager and you need to be going there for a full day.
    e-learning also does not cater for this.
     
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