Whether you’re just about to start your career and are trying to figure out the best path for you, or simply want a complete career change, becoming an electrician is a great option for everybody, regardless of age or life stage for a range of reasons…
1. There are many ways to get started
It’s easy to get started regardless of your current experience level, situation, age or location. There is a range of options such as apprenticeships, training courses, NVQs etc.
2. It’s the highest paying trade
Electricians earn a great income, the highest out of all the trades. The average salary for electricians has continued to grow over the years and is currently at an all-time high, the amount earned can be even higher depending on what services you are qualified for and can offer.
3. No two days are the same
When you’re an electrician, every working day is different – the type of work, the locations, and the hours. One day you may be carrying out PAT testing, the next a standard electrical installation, then inspection and testing.
4. There are a range of paths to go down
Once you have the basic qualifications, there are so many different paths to take and service to offer – you could specialise in Fire Alarms, become an industrial electrician or get qualified in electric vehicle charging equipment installations. You could even enter the world of programmable logic controllers!
5. Electricians are in demand
This industry is always needed, so you have job security. This demand doesn’t seem to be going anywhere any time soon with new government regulations for EVC installations and inspection and testing regulations for rented properties.
6. You can do it anywhere
Electricians are required all over the world, so if you ever need to relocate or want a change of scenery, you don’t have to worry about not finding work – you have the freedom to move anywhere.
7. Training is widely available and won’t break the bank
There are so many different services electricians can offer, and the more you offer the more money you can earn. There is a wide range of training courses available, covering several services, so you can become qualified in many different areas. Technique Learning Solutions offer training courses for many experience levels and career goals, with flexible finance options available.
8. Be your own boss
It’s common for electricians to become self-employed, allowing them to manage their own jobs, working hours, pay etc. For some, this is perfect – others like to be part of a company, the options are there for whichever you are seeking!
9. Skills for life
Once you’re in the industry and have learned the skills, you’ll always have and know them! Friends and family will often seek your advice and be impressed by your knowledge.
10. A sociable job
Being an electrician is very sociable, you meet a wide array of different people all the time during work, which is great if you love to socialise. A nine-to-five desk job where you communicate via email is not for everybody – electricians chat to new people all the time, often making friends within the industry.
This is just an overview of the benefits of becoming an electrician, there are so many more perks and gain from working within this industry. If you’re ready to take the steps into a wonderful, varied and interesting career, get in touch with us to find out what training courses would be right for you and your goals!
Our Total Electrical 20 course is a great starting point.