Free Listing of Electrician’s Mates Looking For Work. (see comments at bottom of this page)
Please Note: There’s also an Electrician’s Apprentices Page
If you need a hand and want to give someone an opportunity to prove themselves you’ve arrived at the right place. You can search below for Electrician’s Mates who are looking to find work in your area.
With jobs in short supply these are difficult times for trainees, improvers and mates who want to gain work experience.
Many are already have experience or attending college and will be have a good knowledge of the health and safety and regs side of electrical work, but may need to work in the industry to complete their practical training and qualifications.
Don’t be put off from making contact even if the comment was placed a while ago. There could be someone keen and still waiting for your call. Good Luck and please let me know how you get on. Steve.
Suggestions of how to find jobs
This section may be helpful to electrician improvers and those wanting to find an electrician’s mate job vacancy. If you are an electrician’s mate looking for a job you can add your details to the listing at the bottom of the page for free. Prospective employers wanting to recruit may then find this page by searching online.
Here are some suggestions of how to start to find Electricians Mate jobs vacancies in your preferred location:
- Get a free listing on this page by using the comments form below this article. You could do a ‘+1′ and some FaceBook ‘liking’ whilst you’re down there and don’t forget to include your area and email address in your comment.
- Visit the Search for Electrician’s Job Vacancies section.
- Register with Jobs Recruitment Agencies located in your area.
- Compile a shortlist of companies from local directories. You can telephone them or send your CV. Enquire if they have any jobs vacancies and also offer to send your CV. They then have an opportunity to keep this on record and will have your details should any future job vacancy arise.
- Search online for electricians and electrical contractors in your area. Don’t contact them by email but follow the suggestion above.
- Check out Online Electrical Forums such as ElectriciansForums.
- Try Classified Ads for electrician mate job vacancies in Local Papers. Also check out the business ads section to find electricians in your area.
- Check out the Indeed.co.uk for multiple up to date listings.
- Find out how to use LinkedIn to find a Job.
Experience and Qualifications
Finding a job as an Electrician’s Mate will be easier if you have some previous experience in the electrical trade. Most electrical companies and self-employed electricians running their own businesses will be looking to recruit someone with at least basic electrical knowledge and has already developed their practical skills, but many trainees are willing to work as mates whilst studying at college. Employers will be looking to recruit on a labour only basis but will offer either PAYE (on the cards) or Sub-Contract terms (Self-Employed) so be sure to check the job spec or ask before applying for the post. Electrical qualifications may not be essential for some smaller electrical contractors but larger companies and employment or recruitment agencies will probably require candidates to hold relevant up to date certification. A JIB card and a CSCS card could also be a requirement if applying for a post through an agency.
Types of Electrician’s Mate
Those working as an Electrician’s Mate tend to fall into two categories:
- Electrical Improvers working as Mates whilst studying.
- Those content to remain working as Electrician’s Mates without undertaking further qualifications.
Electrician Improvers would normally be over Electrical Apprentice age and studying to attain fully qualified electrician status. Working as an Electrician’s Mate can be an excellent way of gaining experience of electrical work whilst building on your existing skills. The Electrical Installation Qualification NVQ Level 3 and City and Guilds courses require ‘on the job’ assessments which can only be carried out whilst working in the electrical trade. Electrical Improvers may also wish to obtain Self-Certifying status under Part P of the Building Regulations.
Some Electrician’s Mates are content to remain working under the supervision of a fully qualified electrician and don’t wish to attain further electrical qualifications. Electrician’s assistants and mates will always be an integral part of the electrical industry’s workforce due to their wealth of knowledge and experience. They will often be able to carry out tasks normally undertaken by qualified electricians at lower rates of pay. Health & Safety and location specific qualifications and certification may be required such as CompEX training for explosive atmospheres.
Here are a couple more ideas for finding Trainee Electrician Jobs:
Check out the Indeed.co.uk for multiple up to date listings.
How to use LinkedIn to find a Job.
Listing of Electrician’s Mates Looking For Jobs
Employers can look for Electrician’s Mates below.
Electrician’s Mates get a free listing on this page by using the comments form below. Don’t forget to include your locality, qualifications and experience. Good Luck!
Other useful pages: Electrical Courses and Qualifications.