Are you looking to start a new career?

It's never too late to try something new.

The electrical trade offers job stability, security and confidence. A career you belong in – your journey to becoming a fully-qualified and employed electrician.

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Why Become an Electrician

Here's how Options Skills can help you

“I did the 8-week electrical training course as I wanted to change career."

“It was a very intense course as you would expect for someone new to the industry, but I enjoyed the experience with great help from all the trainers on the course."

“Two weeks after the course, I secured a job offer through Options Skills as they chased up all possible positions for me and obviously worked hard behind the scenes to find a great role for me.”

Stewart Mucklow, Options Skills student.

Case Study - James Maclaren

The Challenge

“After finishing A-Levels, I went to University to study Civil Engineering. After two years, I realised the course wasn’t right for me, I wanted a job that wouldn’t see me sitting in an office all day,” says James Maclaren, a recent Options Skills student.

“Since leaving University, I had been working in retail to save money, but was furloughed as a result of the pandemic. I was asked to come back, but as a family member is extremely vulnerable, I decided to leave and pursue something different.”


“I have a number of family members and friends who are electricians and had completed the NVQ course before. I’d heard really good things about it."

“I found Options Skills online and chose to do my NVQ Level 3 Electrical Training Course with them.”


“Since completing my initial training, I am now employed as an electrician’s mate as I work towards my full qualification. It’s great as it’s practical work, so I can apply what I’ve learnt so far while continuing to learn more."

“The course was great – it was nice and quick, but it gave me all the knowledge and skills I needed to get started. I would recommend Options Skills to anyone looking to start their electrical career.”

Putting the spark back into your career

As a Trading Standards Approved, leading training provider, Options Skills is your one-stop-shop for all of your electrical training and employment needs. No matter your age, background, existing skillset or current career, if you’re determined to starting afresh, we’re committed to getting you into your new electrical career.