Proud to be an Electrician
A strange title you may feel but to me this is an all encompassing statement and one which hopefully every electrician will say. But does their work and standards reflect how proud they say they are.
I’ve said it before and I will say it again that every electrician is different. Unfortunately no electrician is exactly the same and therefore it is important that as the customer, you know what will work best for you. Let me explain in more detail….
Think here qualifications and experience. Some electricians have trained and qualified as an electrician by undertaking an apprenticeship, others have taken a theoretical based college or university courses and others have taken short training courses. Whichever route they have taken, it means they are qualified to carry out work in your home (providing they hold the certification of course.)
I carried out an apprenticeship to become an electrician. 25 years later I’m still here, but I never feel like I know everything. There is always something new to learn. I still believe that apprenticeships are the way to go, I’ve not nothing against the guys who train via other methods, its just that I genuinely believe that there is no better way to train than by shadowing an experienced electrician, whilst earning money (ok not a fortune, but not having to pay for the training either) with the higher possibility of a job at the end.
In todays climate, any young person considering an apprenticeship should be encouraged all the way. It is all too easy to sell ‘quick fixes’ but for me experience and knowledge should be embraced and this cannot happen without learning – not only great things, but also from mistakes which inevitably happen along the way. I’m just glad I was not ‘out on my own’ when these mistakes occurred, I had the benefit of a fully qualified and experienced electrician to help me rectify and learn from them.
As a result of my apprenticeship I then gained my experience working at one of the largest compnaies in the world and by working with other electricians, great guys like Jack Whetham, Billy Connelly ( yes , real name ) and Billy “whizz” ( I cant remember his real name – it has been 25yrs after all!) I learnt the best methods of working, how to produce exemplary work, how to select and use the best materials. Above all I learnt the art of customer satisfaction – a customer who is happy to pay for the work, and I leave in the knowledge my work is safe and to the high standard expected.
So why did I set up SCZ Electrical Services? Well , that’s a long story and maybe I will explain in a later blog, but put simply its because I wanted to do more. I didn’t lack skills, knowledge nor experience, and I certainly didn’t do it for an easier life (I work harder than ever running my own ship) I did it because I’m PROUD...