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National Apprenticeship Week - Amos Smith Profile

Posted by Kirsten Beckwith on 11th March 2015

amos smith student


Name: Amos Smith

Age: 40

Location: Essex

Qualification: City & Guilds 2365 Level 2 & 3 Diploma Graduate

We were delighted to meet Amos who is studying his 2365, who has lots of experience as an electrician back in Bermuda he has been delighted to learn all the UK regulations, and is looking forward to starting work here in the UK.

Since starting the course with us, what was your end goal?

I wanted to become certified, and gain my certificates and hopefully gain employment in the UK electrical industry.

Where are you looking for employment?

I am currently looking for employment within the electrical industry, testing and inspecting. I would prefer to work in a domestic dwelling.

Which location are you looking for work?

At the moment I am based in Crawley, however shortly I am moving to Essex, I would mainly be looking for work in the Essex area, however I am very much willing to travel.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I like to cook in my spare time at home, I really like cooking, and cooking for myself.

Do you have any previous experience before taking this course?

Yes – I was an electrician for 13 years in Bermuda, this course has taught me lots when it comes to the English building and wiring regulations. The system I used in Bermuda is completely different.

How have you found the modules on the course?

The course has been tough; it’s almost like starting from scratch as an electrician, I have however passed all of my assignments thanks to the help of the tutors.

Have you gained much experience in the industry since you started?

I haven’t gained any experience in the UK at the moment but have lots of experience from Bermuda which helps a lot when it comes to the practical side of things. I am currently looking for work.

Which part of the course did you enjoy the most?

My favourite part of the course has been the practical side. My favourite module was the fault finding. I am feeling confident this course has given the skills I require to join the UK electrical industry.

Please describe yourself in three words?




What makes you more employable over another candidate?

Experience, I’ve worked on my own, I’ve managed my own businesses, and I am computer literate. I am good at working as part of a team or under the supervision of others. I have experience managing people as well.

What we think about Amos?

Amos has years of experience with electrics and he is very driven. We know he is keen to start working as soon as possible. He would be a great addition to any company that takes him on. If you want to look at taking on Amos as a trainee then please call 01293 529777 and ask for Kirsten.



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