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Welcome to Student Resources, a dedicated space designed to support and empower students pursuing studies in the fields of gas and electrical engineering. This category serves as a valuable resource hub, providing you with a wealth of information, educational materials, and guidance to enhance your learning experience and prepare you for a successful career in these specialized fields.

Within this category, you will find educational articles, tutorials, study guides, and practical tips that cover a wide range of topics, including gas systems, electrical circuits, energy distribution, safety protocols, codes and standards, and emerging technologies. Our goal is to supplement your academic curriculum and provide you with additional insights and perspectives that go beyond the classroom.

Thank you for joining us. We are excited to be a part of your educational and professional development, and we look forward to helping you thrive in the exciting and ever-evolving fields of gas and electrical engineering.

Trainee Jobs – Start Working As A Trainee Electrician

Trainee electrician; Trainee Jobs - Start working as an electrician

Starting as a trainee is a smart choice for launching your career. It provides hands-on experience, mentorship, and a chance to learn industry-specific skills. Trainee jobs offer a pathway to develop expertise, gain industry insights, and pave the way for future growth and advancement in your chosen field. But, before you start your journey as a trainee electrician we’ve answered some of your frequently asked questions about this route. Learn about the education and gain practical experience

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Tradeswomen You Should Be Following

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12 Tradeswomen To Follow On Social Media Social media is a great place to head to if you want inspiration, support, or to network with your community. But, it’s also beneficial if you want to grow your business and show off your skills – and these tradeswomen are doing just that. While tradeswomen only make up a small percentage of the industry, that number is gradually increasing, and it’s women like these that are helping to break

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AM2 Assessment – The Ultimate Guide

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The AM2 assessment is the final stage for many trainees when gaining their NVQ Level 3. Upon passing the assessment, trainee electricians can apply for their ECS Gold Card and Installation Electrician status. Here, we’re answering all the common questions surrounding the assessment and electrician training. What is AM2?What is the NET?Who is the AM2 assessment for?What qualifications do I need to do AM2?Where can I do the AM2?When do I need to take my AM2?Do you

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Tradespeople You Should Be Following

10 tradies you should be following on social media

10 Tradespeople To Check Out On Social Media Social media is a great place to network and find inspiration, but it’s also an effective tool to help grow your business and profile.  Growing in popularity over the years, more and more people are utilising social media, and we’ve seen a particular increase in tradespeople using it. Whether they’re documenting their progress, creating a portfolio or networking with others in the industry, they’re proving just how beneficial it can

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Part-Time & Flexible Training For Adults

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Part-time study and flexible training are more popular than ever as people juggle working with learning new skills. So whether you’re looking to upskill or earn new qualifications, part-time learning allows flexibility perfect for those who can’t commit to full-time courses. What is part-time learning? Training schedule Online learning Pros of part-time & weekend training Cons of part-time & weekend training Part-time trades training with Options Skills What Is Part-Time Learning? Part-time learning or training is typically

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Electricians You Should Be Following

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Whether you’re already working in the electrical industry or looking to join, being part of the online community has numerous benefits. With electricians sharing their experiences and expertise, there’s a lot to learn that’ll help you to improve your skills and knowledge. Social media is a powerful tool and one that you should utilise regardless of industry to act as a portfolio, network, and generally enjoy. So, make the most of it and follow these electricians! And

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Gas Engineers You Should Be Following

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Whether you’re an existing engineer or you’re a new entrant to the trades, these are the gas engineers you should be following online. Social media is a powerful tool for business. It can act as a portfolio, allow you to get to know your existing customers, and reach new ones. Not only that, but social media is an excellent tool for both learning and networking. Some of the best gas engineers are active online, showcasing their skills, knowledge

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How To Find The Right Training Course

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Finding The Right Training Course A training course is an excellent way of keeping your skills and knowledge up-to-date. They can also be a perfect option for starting a new career. Reed.co.uk found that 66% of workers completed online training in 2020 to upskill or reskill and improve their job prospects. (Source: Business Leader) Whatever industry you’re looking for a new career in, you’ll want to ensure you’re getting the best training you can that will lead to industry-recognised

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What Are The Trades?

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The trades are a vast industry of various roles, skills and specialities. Generally, “tradesperson” or “skilled worker” describes those who completed vocational education, including on-site training/work experience. The trades are divided into three categories. First is the skilled industry trades, including welders, mechanics and programmers. The construction trades include electricians, bricklayers and gas engineers. The final of the three is the skilled service trades, covering nurses, therapists and aides. (Source: JCISD) With the industry ever-evolving and the housing

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How To Join The Gas Safe Register

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The goal of gas training is to join the gas safe register, as being registered means you’re legally allowed to complete gas work in the UK. With various routes available, joining the gas industry may initially seem confusing. But, in reality, it’s pretty straightforward. Providing you’re willing to put in the effort and dedicate some time; you can become a qualified, gas safe registered engineer. And Options Skills will help you every step of the way. What

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