The Career Outlook for Trainee Electricians

June 28, 2012 · Posted in Education · Comment 

There are excellent prospects for newly qualified electricians who are prepared to work hard and who are committed to providing a quality service, in what is a highly skilled and technical profession. With opportunities to work in both the public and private sectors, in manufacturing, engineering and construction companies, career prospects and progression are excellent for young trades people. Alternatively, you can follow the self employed option, setting up your own electrical contracting business and finding your own projects. It is also anticipated that as current trades people approach retirement, newly qualified and competent electricians will be needed to take their place.

Many newly qualified electricians start their careers within the private sector, working for small to medium independent electrical contractors or for construction and building companies. Some go to work in the manufacturing and engineering industries. With over 30 million households in the UK, skilled people are in demand as every home will need some electrical work at some point. Although the building of new houses has slowed due to the current economic climate, new homes are still being built and this will increase as years go on. There will always be the need for suitably qualified leccies to install new electrical infrastructure and to test, fit and repair existing wiring and circuits.

The Public Sector offers many opportunities for newly qualified electricians to use their new found skills and expertise. These range from working within public buildings for Local Authorities and other public sector establishments such as hospitals, prisons and schools. Military installations such as Naval bases, Army and RAF camps need electricians as do Fire Stations. Electrical workers can be employed to service and repair the street lamps and lighting on motorways or to keep order on the roads through the maintenance of traffic signals. So as you can see, the public sector opens up a world of opportunity with the added bonus of a structured route to advance your career.

Although most newly qualified electricians follow a career path working in private companies or in the public sector, some choose to become a self employed contractor right from the beginning. To do this you need to ensure you are fully qualified and that you are registered with one of the regulatory Inspectorates. Although being self employed can be more profitable than being an employee, you should always remember that it is YOU that is responsible for the full specification and installation of electrical products and systems. Therefore if you are considering this option, it may be one you prefer to follow once you have gained a little more experience.

So as you can see there are many options open to newly qualified electricians when they are first starting out on their career path. However, when looking at the outlook as a whole you also need to take future options into account. If you work hard and establish yourself as a competent tradesperson, it may be possible to progress to a supervisory or management position after a period of time. However competition for these kinds of positions can be tough and it will depend greatly on each individual’s commitment to enhancing their professional development, but with enough determination you can build a very successful long term career as a professional leccie.

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Your Best Start In The World Of Finance: A Banking Apprenticeship

April 28, 2012 · Posted in Business · Comment 

Money may well make the world go round, and if you have an interest in keeping the globe spinning – at least, financially speaking – then rather than spending years at university crunching numbers you should be seriously thinking about a banking apprenticeship. But what are the requirements you need?

Obviously, you’ll need an excellent head for figures. It’s very likely that you’d start your apprenticeship at a branch of a high street bank, where you’d be dealing with customers looking for advice about their money, loans and mortgages… and you’d be expected to give them the information they’re looking for.

But banking, surprisingly, isn’t just about money – it’s also about maintaining the image of keeping customers money safely and securely. This is especially true in today’s economy. So as an apprentice, you’ll need to be presentable and friendly, especially if it comes to having to deliver bad news. Of course you’ll be given training, but you’ll also be able to pick up a lot by watching how senior staff members operate. In addition, you’ll be required to have good IT skills and be knowledgeable about current affairs.

Once you’ve completed your banking apprenticeship, you can go on to an advanced, specialised apprenticeship… or straight to work. You could be giving advice about mortgages and insurance – or any other aspect of finances you’ve proven to be good at. You can expect a starting salary of around 18,000 a year. To save money and resources, banks will often recruit from existing staff or apprentices, since there’s been enough time to establish a bond of trust. And unlike a degree course at university, a banking apprenticeship will not only pay you, but also offer improved employment chances on completion.

Given the declining current job market, and with less than 40% of recent university graduates in a position truly relevant to their studies, if you have a real passion and interest for finance, it might be a great idea to continue your education and get a taste of work with a banking apprenticeship.

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How MA courses will see you succeed

December 13, 2011 · Posted in Business · Comment 

If you’ve graduated and you want to further your education while involved in the world of work, then an MA course – or Masters – might well be the right option for you. You’d be adding to your knowledge of the subject you’ve already got a true passion for. You’d also be at a level where education is a much more satisfying prospect, and when it comes to future employers more and more of them are expecting a Masters for certain roles. In the computer field and other fields like zoology, you’re required to have the specialist knowledge that comes from the kind of training you get with a Masters.

A Masters can also help you stand out in an extremely competitive crowd like, say, media. So if you have a specific company or organisation you’d like to work for, ask them if they prefer their future employees to have taken any MA courses.

There are generally two types of MA courses available, the first is either a Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) or a Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) which is a taught course lasting a standard university year. Those looking into taking up teaching should look into Postgraduate Certificate in Education, better known as a PGCE. These courses are usually vocational, and considered less academic than a diploma, as you won’t need to write a final dissertation, but no less worthy or useful overall.

An MA course will take a whole year on a full-time basis, or, for part-timers, two years. A good undergraduate degree is the normal requirement, but it doesn’t have to be on the same subject. MA courses are made up of seminars, lectures and one-to-one tutor-student sessions, not entirely dissimilar to an undergraduate degree and its concluded by an exam.

MA courses can be quite pricey, but there are ways around the cost: sponsorships and funding opportunities are available – perhaps even through your employer – as are scholarships – or you could fund your course by working as an assistant in an office, laboratory or in the classroom. helps young people with their future by listing jobs and training that exist outside of university. There are a number of apprenticeships currently available along with free career guides and over 300 videos about distance learning, foundation degrees, gap years, voluntary work and advice on getting a sponsored degree.

A Quick Look At Business Apprenticeships

October 29, 2011 · Posted in Business · Comment 

Some say it’s love that makes the world go round, but look a little deeper and you’ll find it’s not love – but business. You can’t get away from business people in the public eye: you see them in reality television shows hiring and firing new staff… taking time out from their music career to run their own clothing label… or just making money in traditional business. There’s a lot of money to be made in the world of business, so that makes it an attractive career option – but before you get anywhere near a boardroom you’ll need to learn the basics, and the best way to do that is with a business apprenticeship.

Everyone has different interests and skills, and to cater for them there’s a range of business apprenticeships available – so there’s bound to be one that suits you. A business and administration apprenticeship will teach you how to keep the cogs of any business enterprise turning smoothly. It’s all about organisation: businesses need well-organised staff like secretaries, data entry clerks and administration assistants. This apprenticeship would teach you about sorting and sending post, dealing with confidential documents and how to create spreadsheets.

Another business apprenticeship is team leading and management, giving you the skills you need for the time when you become somebody else’s boss. You’ll learn how to manage workflow, the best way of delegating work and how to effectively communicate what needs to be done – and the way it needs to be done. An interesting business apprenticeship would be marketing and communications, mixing creativity with other business skills. Marketing is the voice of each business, and it would be your job to make sure that voice is heard by as many potential customers as possible. The actual work you’d be doing would be down to your employer, but you could be learning how to create marketing and distribution campaign strategies or even how to manage marketing budgets.

A sales and telesales apprenticeship would teach you the most fundamental skills needed by any business: how to sell… and how to close a deal. If a business can’t sell its product or service, then it will fail. So that means sales could well be the most vital part of any business sector. And an apprenticeship like this will teach you how to find and build relationships with potential customers… and bring your employer as much business as possible.

As far as business apprenticeships go, we’ve only just begun to scratch the surface. There are many other kinds of apprenticeship available, like payroll, accounting and customer services to name but a few.

If you’re thinking about starting a business apprenticeship you can get guidelines about them as well as the other apprenticeships available at You’ll also get more guidelines as well as advice about foundation degrees, gap years,voluntary work as well as sponsored degrees, as well as more than 300 distance learning videos