Terry26

UK electrician looking for work or advice

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    Hi everyone,

     

    I arrived in Adelaide last week with my girlfriend and am looking to start work in a couple of weeks time.

     

    I have obtained my OTSR and have now received my electricians workers registration which allows me to work under supervision until I receive my A License.

     

    Just wondering if anyone can give me any advice or ideas on where to start, or even better if anyone is in the industry and is looking for an electrician.

     

    Thanks in advance

     

    Terry

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    Hi everyone,

     

    I arrived in Adelaide last week with my girlfriend and am looking to start work in a couple of weeks time.

     

    I have obtained my OTSR and have now received my electricians workers registration which allows me to work under supervision until I receive my A License.

     

    Just wondering if anyone can give me any advice or ideas on where to start, or even better if anyone is in the industry and is looking for an electrician.

     

    Thanks in advance

     

    Terry

     

    Hi terry

     

    I thought I would reply seeing as we found ourselves in the same nightmare position last year.

     

    After you get your supervised license, you need to do the uoskill course at peer, if you apply through skills for all the course will be free if you have permanent residency but you have to pay for books.

     

    My boyfriend did his last year and just by luck managed to find a company willing to take him on in order to get the three montj of book done however employers are not that willing to take you on with a restricted license.

     

    If you have any questions let me know, as I said we know how it feels when it seems so difficult just to get work!

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    Thanks a lot for your help, I just looked it up and will call them tomorrow. How long was your boyfriend on his restricted license for? Glad it's not just me that found this so confusing

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    It depends on how quickly you complete the peer course and then complete your three month log book, he had his in about 5 months but it wasn't easy getting the log book done. Peer is really the best place to start as they sort of take you through the whole process and then sign off your light book. Once they have signed this off you take that with your restricted license and then they give you your unrestricted.

     

    Good luck in finding employment, you may be lucky and come across someone in peer looking for someone

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    Hello and welcome to the forum :)

     

    I've no clue about the electrician stuff but just wanted to wish you well with it all and hope it works out for you. Let us know how you get on with things.

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    Good luck with it all mate,its hard when you first get here just accept any invites for anything that involves get togethers, and meeting people.

     

    Some helpful souls on here then some who are not

     

    HG

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    Hi terry,

     

    I'm posting this just in case you haven't had much luck since your last post.

     

    I am also an electrician from the UK who has just arrived with my family on 09/04/15. I've completed my vettasses in the UK and I'm currently enrolled on the GAP training with PEER which is funded by skills for all however I did have to buy the books which were just under $500.

     

    I am am currently looking for jobs as a trade assistant which isn't easy to swallow as I was an experienced electrical commissioning engineer in the uk.

     

    You are able to start the log book of work experience prior to the course which is good as the next course isn't until the end of June. I've just started a rental in valley view so I'm still looking for work in the surrounding areas.

     

    hope this helps mate and don't hesitate to get in touch if you want to bounce off each other.

     

    good luck

     

    wayne

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    Hi Terry / Wayne,

     

    We came over in July 2012, and back then PEER didn't have a log book! It was 5 days intensive exams. The NRAH is the biggest job here at the moment, the new Hospital in the city. Try Nilsen Electrical (lead elec contractor) or Red Appointments (main agency supplier) to see if they're taking on Trades Assistants at the moment? I know they need a lot more A class sparks, and they currently have over 200 on it.

     

    It it feels like forever before you have your licence but it won't be long! Hang in there.

    *other half is a project manager for Nilsen. Not working on the hospital though.

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    Thanks a lot guys. You have both been really helpful. I am going to enrol with PEER on Monday hopefully for the course at the end of June. Going to start the job hunt also so fingers crossed.

     

    I'll be in contact Wayne and let you know how I get on, and hopefully see you at PEER

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    Hi Terry and Wayne

    my oh is also an electrician we arrived on the 18/04/15. He is enrolled on the peer veet course in June. We are arranging his funding next week with skills for all. He just had an email to say he also now needs to do a five day data cabling course.

     

    it seems like SA is very popular with electricians at the minute, here's hoping you can all find work!

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    Hi There, we arrived on the 13/3 Sean is booked on for his peer veet course in June with you guys ! We haven't had anything about the data course though? I will get him to give them a call. No luck with job so far ! Bit stressful, 20 years experience!

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    Hi Wayne

     

    I was just wondering how you're getting on with your job search? I have had no luck at all. I have pretty much registered with every recruitment agency I can find, and have had nothing positive back yet.

     

    I am finding it pretty frustrating as I don't know anybody in the industry out here and am not sure if there is a lack of work or I am just going the wrong way about it

     

    Thanks

     

    Terry

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    I am referring to work for Electricians in Adelaide

     

    As EmBerry points out Electricians seem to be in demand on the new RAH with over 200 there already. Having worked on a couple of large scale projects in Adelaide, I would imagine the electricians are not just from Adelaide, usually they bring in workers from other states to cover demand. Job adverts for Electricians are usually looking for the A class licence so I am assuming you are applying for other roles until you are qualified as a backup. It is pretty normal in the current climate for it to take 3 months (some people will find work quicker others will take longer depending on the work they do) to find work, this isn't just for new migrants but for locals too, so as you have only been job hunting for a couple of weeks, it is still early days and with the Easter period as well, recruitment can slow down.

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    Terry the sparkles on the RAH site are majority locals. Go to the site personally with a resume in hand and ask to speak to someone. The place is packed full of sparks and don't really know if they are still looking. But doing that shows willing...

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    That's great to hear so many of the electricians are locals that are working on the project. Hopefully there is enough work to go round for 200+ local electricians when the project starts to wind down and something is in the pipeline for them to move onto.

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    Geez that makes us feel good! Haha

     

    I have talked to a few people about jobs at the RAH and they aren't looking for anymore at the moment unfortunately!

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    Hello Wayne,

     

    How's it going?

     

    You still looking for work or have you found some now?

     

    Have a great Xmas.

     

    Elliot

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