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Hi

I’ve only just joined this forum and I’m hoping to find some good advice from those experienced in the electrical industry. 

I’m 23 and from Birmingham, I completed my level 2 and 3 C&G Diploma in Electrical Installation (2365). 

Has anyone got any advice on what I could do to gain practical experience to help my CV?  I do practice basic wiring but my parents are not keen for me to do too much around the house (done some small DIY at home wiring)

I've looked online to apply for electricians mate jobs but pretty much all of them require 1 year experience+

Thanks

 

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Hi

I’ve only just joined this forum and I’m hoping to find some good advice from those experienced in the electrical industry. 

I’m 23 and from Birmingham, I completed my level 2 and 3 C&G Diploma in Electrical Installation (2365). 

Has anyone got any advice on what I could do to gain practical experience to help my CV?  I do practice basic wiring but my parents are not keen for me to do too much around the house (done some small DIY at home wiring)

I've looked online to apply for electricians mate jobs but pretty much all of them require 1 year experience+

Thanks


Hello..

Welcome to the forum..   Guinness

(1)  You are in an all to familiar chicken & egg situation...    You need experience to complete your qualifications/CV..  but you can't get work without previous experience..!!

(2)  A historic reality in almost every sector of employment is that the phrase "It is who you know NOT what you know" that carries more weight with prospective employers..  So if you don't have any contacts through friends or family, its going to be a harder slog than for someone who knows someone! 

(3)  A problem that the modern business & employment rights and red-tape have introduced is that many small smaller businesses, even if they may consider it a helpful to take on additional staff, simply cannot afford the time, effort & expense, to jump through all of the legal loopholes and boxes that need to be ticked to take on extra staff..   

(4)  Don't give up..  keep on knocking doors.. With all of the current green/eco/carbon-neutral thinking... there should be numerous opportunities to join some sector of the electrical industry..

(5) Keep on.. don't give up.. AND.. don't forget to retry places you have tried before.. (But maybe give them a few months before you re-enquire..)

That's my advice exhausted for now..

(but may have been affected by  Guinness    Guinness Guinness Guinness

as it is a Saturday night.)

:C

 

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