Thinking about a new career? Many people are searching for now opportunities in 2021 as the pandemic gave us all a chance to reflect on our employment. No matter what industry you are a part of there is plenty of vacancies out there for trained electricians.

Here at Able Skills we can help you to understand the trade, learn the theory, hands on practical skills and gain the qualifications you need to become a professional. However, today we want to talk about life after training and what the average day of an electrician is like...

Electrician courses

Electricians typically spend their working hours reading technical diagrams, installing and maintaining wiring systems, identifying electrical problems, and repairing equipment and fixtures. There are many roles and electrician can fill, for example a domestic electrician. They work within peoples homes and help to fix installations within a domestic dwelling.

What's involved in the life of an electrician?

Many domestic electricians will work on a self-employed basis. Typically an electrician will start the day early, everyday will be different with a new problem to solve and a new task to complete. Some jobs will just be for the day and may require you to stay late to finish your work or you could work extra hours in order to catch up on multi-day projects.

When it comes to home electrical services, you are often walking into the unknown. Many homeowners no nothing about the electrical systems within their home. You may sometimes have to play detective in order to diagnose a problem and make sure the area is safe to work and live in.

At the end of the day, your hours will determine your earnings working as a self-employed electrician. The more hours you work a week will mean more rewards. So, if you want more than a job. A life long career as an electrician can be very satisfying and can earn you a great living.

The average domestic electrician salary in the UK is around £32,805 per year. However, there are so many windows of opportunity within the industry and the more experience and reputation you gain your earnings will only increase.

Some electricians around the country have reported making up to £1,363 a week! The sky is the limit in this thriving industry! The best part? The industry needs you! There is a huge demand for new electricians, in fact, the country needs 5,000 additional skilled electricians over the next five years!

Ready to start training?

Ready to learn the trade? Here at our centre we focus on helping those looking to become fully-qualified electricians. That means that we can help you to achieve a JIB Gold Card that identifies you as a certified professional. The requirement for a card like this is completing a Level 3 NVQ or National Vocational Qualification.

Our Gold Card Approved Electrician Package has been specially put together as an all-in-one package for new entrant. The course will effectively teach you to become an electrician from scratch. You do not need any formal training or any knowledge or experience at all to get started!

This collection of courses is the best, most straightforward path to a new career possible. It includes a City & Guilds Level 2 course, City & Guilds Level 3, PAT Testing, 18th Edition, Inspection & Testing as well as an AM2 assessment! This is a huge package of training courses and will take around just over 16-weeks to complete.

Electrician courses

Upon completion you will be able to obtain a JIB Gold Card! ECS cards are issued by the JIB as a way to recognise and verify the competency of electrotechnical operatives working in the UK. If you are looking to work on a construction site, you won’t be able to without a valid ECS card.

Additional Information:

If you would like to find out more information about the variety of Electrician courses that we offer - Call us on 01322 280 202, we are happy to help in any way that we can. Our office is open 7-days-a-week between the hours of 8:30 - 16:30!

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