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Topic Title: Career Change Electrical Training
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Created On: 26 September 2017 11:24 PM
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 Career Change Electrical Training   - Edd101 - 26 September 2017 11:24 PM  
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 26 September 2017 11:24 PM
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I'm sure this has been asked a thousand times but if anyone can give me some pointers that would be great.

I'm 34 and currently work for an Event Management company. As part of my work I often work alongside electricians installing power into events, run from generators and signed off to BS7909.

I'm looking for a bit of a career change as I'm sick of working for the bloke who employs me and have often thought I'd like to do a lot more on the electrical side. Essentially I want to retrain so I can run event jobs on my own but also get out and work on domestic/industrial install work when the events side goes quiet (as that tends to only be May - Sept).

Obviously there is a IET 17th, Part P and some specialist BS7909 courses I can do but in terms of moving into domestic/install etc it seems to be quite a closed shop unless you work as an apprentice for 2 - 4yrs. I'm happy to put in the groundwork but I'm also not afraid of home study/college courses and can apply myself pretty easily,

What would people reccomend in terms of general electrical qualifications/part time courses etc for someone looking to qualify as a general electrician (events stuff aside). Is it worth looking at NVQ's etc?

Any help/advice would be very much appreciated!

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