Is Being an Electrician Hard Work?
When you know that electricians are earning an average of £38,000 a year in London and some are even earning up to £156,000 as reported by studies (click here for more info), it can sound like a very inviting career avenue to invest in.
Not only is this the best paid trade career, there is a lot of perks that come with it. One of the biggest ones being that you will not be stuck behind a desk all day and work varies all the time.
But the question is of course, is it hard work to be an electrician? Depending on which electrician you ask, you are more than likely to get diverse answers but just like anything in this world, nothing is easy that is worth having.
Things you may require!
If you want to be successful at anything you do, you have to work hard. The same goes for being an electrician. You will have to go through training before you can work in the field and start to get some experience as this field of work can be very dangerous and you must know how to stay safe when working.
To encapsulate the basic qualifications you require before working in the field, we have compiled a Basic Electricians Package that lasts 3-6 weeks (depending on mode of study) and has the following qualifications:
At this point, you may wish to either start gaining experience by working as an electricians’ mate or carry on training. Our Intermediate Package which lasts 10-18 weeks (depending on mode of study) also has the following additional qualifications that will allow you to certify domestic buildings:
Many decide to take up our Professional Package which last for 12-18 weeks long (depending on mode of study) and has the following extra qualifications that will allow you to be a Commercial Inspector by certifying both Commercial and Domestic buildings and be recognised as a Qualified Supervisor under the CPS:
As you can see this requires vigorous training and testing in order to complete significant electrical work in the field. From then on, you can decide if you want the ECS Gold card to get the “Approved Electrician” status, which will require you to do an NVQ Occupational Assessment and AM2 exam. You can find out more information here.
The good news is, we offer a number of these qualifications at Learn Trade Skills and you browse through them to see which one you might fancy. The additional benefit provided by our training centre is that you can get to a qualified status quite quickly with our qualifications. It is a lot of hard work and you will need to do a lot of exams but you will get to a position where you can earn significant money significantly quickly instead of the traditional college route.
So, you would effectively get more bang for your buck with our Professional Package than any other college or training centre.
What about the job?
Your job can drastically vary from day to day working in the field. This could mean that some days will be harder than others. Candidates who opt for this career route always enjoy the variety of work that comes with it as there can be a diverse set of works and projects in diverse sets of scenarios. Therefore, sparks tend to be satisfied with their line of work.
You will find that you can do jobs easier as you gain experience, hence why we want you to achieve your qualifications quickly so you can work on the field and earn money.
The risky part of the job is that you will be working with live electric and if you do not take precautions, you can seriously hurt yourself and others. So, in that sense it is stimulating to always remain within electrical regulations. But you will know how to be safe at all times after our courses which will make the risk very minimal as long as you stay vigilant.
If you are considering an electrical career then do check our package courses here: