There are very many ways of getting into an established trade and have a career for life. In the past, the question “What do you want to do when you leave school” was generally answered by boys as Fireman, Milkman, Policeman, etc. etc. That’s because they were trusted jobs and usually reflected the family earning history. Those of the lower streams at our shool maintained a modest hope of working as a coalman or butchers boy etc. Thee were so many more manual jobs like that. Only the top stream offered up answers like electrician, plumber, engineer etc. These were jobs for which you needed an actual education and then get further qualifications and certificates, although it has to be said that many a jobbing electrician flew on the backs of the boss, whose certificate covered everybody. That is not so now. Every person working in the field of construction, but definitely elctricity, gas and plumbing, oh and carpentry, need their own City & Guilds qualification and build up their porfolio of work experience whilst working towards it. We live and work in a very safet concious country and are definitely all the better for it.
To Be An Electrician Needs Qualifications & Certificates