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Leon Electricians Ltd Joined By Options Skills Electrical Trainee

Jack of Leon Electricians stood outside in front of his van

Formally a semi-pro footballer, his career was sadly cut short by an injury. Thankfully, he had another career path already in mind. Leon followed in his brother’s footsteps and joined the trades industry. Having seen first-hand the benefits of the industry, it was a no-brainer. Leon trained up as an electrician because of the career’s […]

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Solar RGB Take On Options Skills Electrical Trainee

Solar RGB Narinder and Kyle in the electrical training suite

As a computer science teacher, Narinder was looking for a career change and entered the trades industry some years ago, intending to move into renewable energy. Narinder had a smooth transition into the industry. He was first attracted to the trades by the number of opportunities available, so he invested a small amount of money […]

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NICEIC Competent Persons Scheme Discount

Two trainee electricians in the workshop bays. Options Skills and NICEIC logo overlay.

At Options Skills, we pride ourselves on the excellent training courses we deliver in our fully-equipped training centres across the country and the exceptional support we provide to all our students. Passionate about the trades and aware of the career prospects it offers, we aim to help our students any way we can. With a whole […]

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15 Shocking Facts About Electricity

Close up of electrician's tools

For many, it isn’t easy to imagine life without electricity. It powers your homes, workplaces and for some, even their cars. It has become a necessity in everyday life for many people worldwide, from boiling the kettle for a cup of tea or warming their homes. However, it certainly hasn’t always been this way. Reports […]

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Essential Tools For Electricians

Electrician's toolbag on workshop bench beside socket board

If you’re just getting started in your career as an electrician, you must be prepared. The toolkit can be a tradesperson’s pride and joy, and there’s no reason why yours can’t be the same. Having all the essential tools for electricians means you will be equipped for any job. These are the tools that should feature […]

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Signs Of Electrical Overload In The Home

Close up of lightbulb

According to statistics from Electrical Safety First, between 2015/16, there were 28,350 fires, and 15,432 were of electrical origin. Approximately half of all electrical fires were due to misuse of an appliance or articles being too close to them. Faults caused the other half. Of those fires, there were 1380 fatalities and injuries, which averages four every […]

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Save Electricity And Money With These Simple Tips

Electrician holding illuminated light bulb

A recent report from MORE TH>N found that 28% of people spend more on their monthly bills than their mortgage. On average, the annual cost of gas and electricity in a household is £1,345.20, so it’s worth looking at how you could save electricity. Using less electricity means more money in your pocket at the end […]

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How To Avoid Buying Fake Electrical Products Online

Electrical wires

At some point, you’ve probably ordered something online only to have something completely different delivered. Thankfully this is no more than an annoyance, and you can send it back. But did you know that ordering electrical products online could turn out to be deadly? While everyone loves a bargain, a lot of the time it’s […]

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What Is The ECS Gold Card?

Hand holding an ECS Gold Card

If you work within the trade industry, are on your way to doing so or are even just considering it, you may have heard of the ‘ECS Gold Card’ at some point. There are several different cards, qualifications, and certifications available to people in the electrical industry, but things can get a little confusing with […]

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