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ECS Cards. Where do I start? & how do I get one?

For those of you currently working in the electrical field, you may have already heard about ECS cards and the different types that can be obtained, especially the Glorious Gold Card. So, what is an ECS Card?  ECS (Electrotechnical Certification Scheme) cards each have their own set of specification requirements based on qualifications. There are

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Top 5 Best Apps For Electricians

There are numerous smart phone apps that can help an electrician when performing specific tasks. This article will look at the various electrician apps that Learn Trade Skills considers to be the best and most useful in the field. Electrical Calculations: (Free) This app provides over 100 electrical calculations and formulas to help electricians with

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7 Reasons Why You Should Become an Electrician

Interested in becoming an electrician? This article will be exploring the many reasons why you should consider taking on electrical training and become a fully qualified and trained electrician. Pay/ Earnings Electricians are known to be the highest-paid trade in the United Kingdom, with numerous reports of increases in average salaries. Electricians in the UK

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Day in the life of an electrician

This article will explore what the average electrician will experience when working in the field on a daily basis, as well as guidance on where to get electrical training for those interested in learning the trade and becoming a fully qualified electrician. So, what is an electrician? What do they do? An electrician is a

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Growing Demand for Qualified Electricians in the UK

Growing Demand for Qualified Electricians in the UK and Training for an ECS Gold Card with LTS A skilled trade is a career path that entails hands-on work and necessitates a specific set of knowledge, skills, and experience. There are numerous training paths that will qualify you for a specific skilled trade. Learn Trade Skills,

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What effect has COVID-19 had on the Electrical Industry?

How has the global pandemic affected the electrical industry? Since the worldwide pandemic began in early 2019, several sectors and businesses have struggled to recover. Many people have conquered this and adapted their work flow to the situation, while many others were unsuccessful in doing so. This article will explore how the COVID-19 has affected

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What Impact Has Brexit Had On The Electrical Industry

How has Brexit impacted the Electrical Industry? Since the implementation of Brexit in early 2020, the electrical industry has been impacted in a variety of ways. The many ways in which the electrical industry has been affected will be explored in further depth throughout this article. Loss of Jobs The loss of jobs is one

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Risks and Rewards of Becoming an Electrician

Risks and Rewards of becoming an electrician Working as an electrician can be very rewarding but can also have risks. This article will provide an overview of some of the risks and rewards an electrician may encounter. Risks: Can be physically demanding – Working as an electrician, or any trade in the UK, will require

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18th Edition (Everything you need to know)

So what is the 18th Edition?   The 18th edition refers to the latest British Standards of wiring regulations (BS:7671:2018) also know as wiring regs. These are guidelines set out by the Institute of Engineering Technology (IET). They cover the maintenance of existing electronic appliances and the installation of new ones with alterations and additions

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