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From College To Employment | Electrical Trainee

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Electrical trainee Jaheim found private training at Options Skills provided him with the opportunities he wanted.

From 18 to 68, we’ve had students of all ages train with us at Options Skills. We believe that anyone, regardless of age, should have the opportunity to learn a trade and begin a new career.

19-year-old Jaheim first contacted us in September 2020.

Having completed a college course where he learned the basics of plumbing and electrics, Jaheim wanted to further his skills.

Looking for an electrical course in London, we offered him a space at both our Wembley and Purley branches.

With Wembley close by, Jaheim arranged for a centre visit. During centre visits, students can see where they’ll be training. They can also meet the Options Skills trainers and see a class in action to know what to expect from their training experience.

Happy with what he saw and with all his questions answered, Jaheim put down a small deposit. This deposit secured his place on Wembley’s NVQ Level 3 Electrical Training Course.

Electrical Training With Options Skills

All of our centres continue to follow new covid regulations. We always inform our students of this before they begin training with us to ensure they, other students and staff are as safe as possible.

Jaheim began his training in October with a small group of other trainee electricians.

We prefer to keep class sizes small to ensure all our students get high-quality training and the attention needed to become high-quality electricians.

Jaheim had gained his DEI and 18th Edition Wiring Regulations by the end of stage one training, spending time in our fully-equipped classrooms, workshops, and IT suites.

Students also earn their ECS Trainee Card. With this card, they can find paid work to complete their NVQ portfolio.

To assist trainees in finding work, we offer two free services.

The first is our employability workshop. The workshop covers CV writing, exploring the job market and interview techniques. All are essential to any job search.

Jaheim completed the workshop and sent a newly updated CV to our career development team.

The second free service we offer, the career development team, is dedicated to building relationships and finding placements for our students in suitable local companies.

After securing several interviews, Jaheim was offered a job with Logic Electrical and began working in March.

What Did Jaheim Think?

“Options Skills, is the right option.

I have had a great experience with them, also the job recruitment team is great.

I have had no problems throughout my course”.


What’s next?

While working with Logic Electrical, Jaheim will build his NVQ portfolio. This portfolio is an essential part of the training. In addition, an NVQ assessor will visit him on-site and assess his progress during this stage.

Upon completing his portfolio, Jaheim will have earned his NVQ Level 3. He’ll complete his AM2 assessment and apply for his ECS Gold Card. Along with the ECS Gold card, he’ll gain installation electrician status. Earning the status will allow Jaheim to work unsupervised on installing, commissioning, and maintaining low-voltage electrical and electronic equipment and appliances in a consumer’s electrical installation. (Source: ECS)

Want To Find Out More?

If you’re interested in a career in the trades, you can get in touch with us via our online contact form or call us on 0800 802 1306

All data correct at time of publication.