I served my time in Scotland with the power company (SSEB, now Scottish Power). Did two years at their training center, followed by two years "on job" training.
First year, went to technical college on day release, one day a week. Two days a week on subsequent years, and also two evenings a week in years three and four.
Finished up with City & Guilds exam certificates (236 parts 1,2 & C and 236 Supplentary electronics), which they assured me would be recognised worldwide. However when I came to the USA, nobody here has ever heard of City & Guilds!
In my opinion, a very good grounding in the field, but there is not a day goes by where I don't learn something new.
Re: How to be an electrician#135481 01/14/0312:45 AM01/14/0312:45 AM
Lyle, I served my time at Electricity Ashburton, (the local Power board). It took 10,000 Hours, of on-the job experience, 1 full year at Polytech, night courses every Tuesday, for 2 years, Block courses lasting a fortnight, in the middle of the year(5 of them), and a whole host of exams at the end of my apprenticeship, these being Regulations, Theory and 2 Practical Exams, to make sure you can do all of the required tasks of a Registered Electrician, and do them safely. It was the Power Board that stipulated the 5- year apprenticeship, normally it is only 4-years(8000 Hours), over here, but they liked to thoroughly train their staff.
Re: How to be an electrician#135482 01/16/0312:55 AM01/16/0312:55 AM
Lyle, What are the requirements in Ireland, for registration as an Electrician?. What motivated you to take up Electrical Tutoring?, I take my hat off to you, it takes a special type of person to teach new people to the trade. But I, bet you know your basic Theory like no-one else!
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Re: How to be an electrician#135483 01/24/0311:45 PM01/24/0311:45 PM