Lancing - West Sussex
City & Guilds 2365 Level 2 & 3
We spoke to Paul about what he's been up to since completing his Level 2 & 3 diploma and how he found employment after the course.
1. What type of work did you do before becoming an electrician?
I worked in insurance as a Third Party Motor Claims Negotiator.
2. Why did you decide to retrain as an electrician?
I wanted a career change and I have always been interested in the electrical world and have been interested in how electricity works, so I thought it would be a great time to change.
3. What difference has training with us made to you?
It gave me a great knowledge base and a platform from which I could potentially go into various areas of the electrical field.
4. Did you meet your initial goals through completing the qualification?
I did, and exceeded them. The course taught me more than I thought I would have learnt.
5. What were the highlights of the course?
There were quite a few. The facilities are top class, I had really knowledgeable tutors and the practical experience it taught me was great.
6. What type of employment did you find when completing the course?
I initially got called up by an electrical firm and we installed miles of basket tray and ran cables for new door controls at a flight instruction centre. I have also worked on house rewires as well as various domestic jobs in a variety of places.
7. How long did it take you to find a job?
I actually got called up from a flyer I left with an electrical wholesaler before I had finished my final exams.
8. What job are you doing now?
I have started work at British Gas as an Apprentice Smart Energy Expert.
9. What are your plans for the future?
Starting work at British Gas has given me the security of a job that I sought and there are fantastic opportunities to continue to learn and progress within the company.
10. Would you recommend Trade Skills 4U?
Absolutely. It is by far the best training centre you can go to. The facilities are excellent and the trainers are top class. If anyone is considering going to Trade Skills 4 U, you will not be disappointed.
We wish you the best of luck in your career with British Gas Paul.