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!
Elise - Els_electrics's
At just 23, Elise has already made a name for herself in the electrical industry and gained over 55k Instagram followers.
Starting her journey into the industry at college, Elise now works on the railways and is half-way through her four-year apprenticeship. Keeping her followers up-to-date on her journey as she works towards her level 3, Elise documents life as an apprentice, as well as sharing more personal posts and is an inspiration to anyone looking to learn a trade.
Graham - Anslow Electrical
Lawrence - Bristol Sparky
With over 15k Instagram followers and having been featured in trade magazines, Lawrence knows what he’s doing.
A domestic and commercial electrician in Bristol showing the day-to-day life of a sparky, Lawrence covers the industry’s good, bad and ugly with a positive attitude and a huge amount of skill and expertise.
Louis - LF Electrical
Starting by helping his dad with work around the house, Louis officially began his electrical apprenticeship in 2017 – completing it in 2021. After that, he plans to further his knowledge by gaining SMSTS and inspection and testing qualifications.
“My advice to anyone debating starting a career in the electrical industry is to do it! It involves putting a lot of time and money into it but is worthwhile as the industry is forever evolving, and with such a vast selection of work in the electrical industry, no two days will be the same.”
So, give Louis a follow if you’re looking for advice, inspiration, tool recommendations or hilarious on-site videos.
Luke - Lukesparky
With 20k Instagram followers, Luke is already a big name in the electrical industry. Thanks to his passion for sharing his work, tools, and trade hacks, even the most experienced electricians would find Luke helpful, making him well worth a follow.
Not only does he share in-depth explanations and advice to help fellow sparkies, but new entrants to the trade can take advantage of the apprentice starter kit tool essentials.
Simon - Keell Electrical Services
A Kenilworth-based electrician, Simon shares the behind-the-scenes of his life as a sparky and plenty of advice, tips and tricks – a must-follow for anyone just joining the trade.
Not only that, but Simon was a former host #TradesTalk over on Twitter where you could join him every Tuesday at 8pm to discuss all things trade-related and topical conversations.
Kimmy - Kimmy The Spark
With a 6.5k strong following on Instagram, Kimmy is making her mark in the electrical industry. Posting everything from hilarious reels from life as an electrician to sharing her work and tool reviews, you won’t be bored scrolling through her feed!
“The Instagram community of tradespeople has been amazing! This is my go-to place for tips, tricks, latest tools, advice and support. We also collaborate on jobs and share giveaways!”
Kornelia - Shes_electricx
Starting her journey into the electrical industry in late 2019, Kornelia has come a long way in a short space of time. By sharing her Instagram experience, Kornelia wants to inspire others to join the trades. And having been in RatedPeople‘s campaign ‘Standing up for tradeswomen’, she’s doing just that!
“My advice for people who want to get to the industry is to just go for it! It seems daunting from the outside, but once you’re in, you’ll never look back. You’ll learn new skills, build your confidence and meet lots of interesting people.”
Summ - summ.sparkette
Tee - Tee Electrics
Why Use Social Media In The Trades?
As well as all the electricians you should be following, there are a number of benefits of using social media both personally and for your business.
We’ve put together a step-by-step guide to help you get started on social media whether you’ve never had an account before or you’re looking to enhance your business pages.