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Topic Title: Wanting to train to be an electricien
Topic Summary: Giving up Engineering on power stations to be an electricien
Created On: 25 September 2011 02:12 PM
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 25 September 2011 02:12 PM
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Hi I am currently 33 and I am a graduate Mechanical Engineer. I will soon be chartered too. But the thing is I don't like my job. I don't like working for other people. I want to start a business not related to Engineering but also want a good solid trade so I can work as an electricien domestically. I want to train to be a domestic electricien. As I have a young family I can't really afford to take an apprentaship. What I was looking to do was to do a course part time. Is this possible? I live in leeds by the way. Any advice would be very much welcomed. I have previously worked as a tiler and enjoyed the hands on nature and also working for your self.
 25 September 2011 02:46 PM
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Whilst I can understand your desire, I would be very wary about chucking in a perfectly good engineering job to become a house bashing spark (other business notwithstanding).

The current climate isn't good for domestic work.

That said, there are plenty of companies out there offering part time training.

I would investigate your local college and the requirements of "Part P" in the first instance.

Failing that, with the next generation of nuclear around the corner, why not look at a "sideways" move rather than totally change direction if your currently working in generation

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