In any industry, there are professionals with the training to carry out skilled work and others that are woefully under qualified. One of the easiest ways to determine if the electrician you’re planning to use is qualified to complete the work is to determine if they are City & Guilds qualified.
City & Guilds is an institution that provides access to courses and qualifications for a wide variety of careers. From school leavers to those changing career, City & Guilds ensures that the person has the correct training and qualifications to start their career.
In the construction industry, it is difficult to even gain entry to a work site without a qualification. Sites throughout the UK have strict regulations concerning who is allowed on site, and while a tradesperson may have a wealth of skills, without the correct qualifications, they will find themselves barred from the industry.
A City & Guilds qualification provides an accessible route to obtaining further qualifications, experience, and skills in a number of careers including becoming a plumber, carpenter or electrician. While it is not the only qualification recognised by the industry, City & Guilds is recognised around the world.
The City & Guilds electrician qualification ensures that the technician is up to date with all the latest industry regulations. From safe use and operation of electrical equipment to wiring electrical systems, the qualification ensures that the holder is familiar with the current standards set by the British Standards Institute.
As a practicing electrician, technicians must comply with all the regulations for electrical work, and a City & Guilds qualification is designed to provide progression in the role and shows that the holder has developed all the skills needed to carry out the role and responsibilities that are associated with the electrotechnical industry.
While many trades including being an electrician are based on skills and experience, a City & Guilds qualified electrician has shown that they also have the technical knowledge to ensure that they can complete any work safely and in compliance with regulations. While many electricians may continue their learning to achieve other qualifications, a City & Guilds provides a solid foundation for further study or practical experience.
So, while some electricians may have gone the apprentice route and learned their trade from a more experienced professional, a City & Guilds qualified electrician has shown their commitment to keeping abreast of the latest regulations and has documented proof that they have the skills to complete your project.
Even minor electrical projects around the home are accompanied by risks of injury and accidents. Without the skills, expertise, and knowledge, there is an increased risk of fire and property damage. So, a City & Guilds qualification provides the reassurance that your chosen electrician is capable of completing your project and mitigating any risks.
Choosing an electrician can be an overwhelming task, but you don’t need to worry about searching for qualified candidates. All our recommended electricians not only have the skills, experience, and expertise but are also City & Guilds qualified and certified by recognised industry organisations such as NICEIC and NAPIT. This means that you can have the confidence that your home is in good hands.
What we thought to be a simple fault turned out to be a big investigation to find the fault, then fix it. It wasnt easy as the house is a nightmare, as we previously discovered! However, Alfie was great. Very diligent and hard working. He solved the issue and I would definitely highly recommend him. We would certainly use his services again.
A warm thank you to GES, especially Alfie who discussed the job and suggested solutions at our pre-meet phone call. Alfie arrived on site within time specified, was very, professional, respectful, polite and helpful. I really appreciated being briefed at the condition of the electrics and shown areas of concern. Due to the water damage in my outbuilding together with poor wiring and a dated circuit board, Alfie came up with a solution that was aesthetically pleasing, affordable, and more importantly, meets with current regulations. Alfie also suggested cosmetic and security solutions to the front facade of my house that I may wish to consider at some point in the future and without the hard sell! If you want that piece of mind at a competitive price, then I highly recommend GES for all electrical works.
We chose Alfie because of his extensive experience, which met our needs, and his competitive pricing. We found him to be very professional, friendly and approachable. Nothing was to much trouble and he went the extra mile to make things safe in our home. He was easy to contact and solved any problem that we might put his way. He was very reliable. We recommend Alfie to anybody that has electrical needs, he is second to none. Thank you Alfie !
Had 3 double sockets installed in my conservatory and an extension to my outdoor lighting. Alfie and his team did an impeccable job, kept everywhere neat and tidy and the finished work was first class Thanks again
Very pleased with the service. The job was completed promptly and efficiently and I would have no hesitation in using Greenhithe Electrical Sevices again.
Excellent service. Friendly, expert knowledge and very polite about by my botched foray into DIY electrics (never to be repeated). Found all the fault issues and dealt with them expertly. Would highly recommend.
I had a really great experience with Alfie extremely polite extremely decent and honest gentleman I couldn't have asked for a better electrician to come out really appreciating fantastic bloke and I would recommend it to anyone.
Alfie did a lot of work for us from the beginning when we just got our house, he helped us rewire the whole house and put switches and sockets exactly where we wanted them. He also helped us with all the lights and all other small electrical work. We will be calling him again for sure!
Fast and amazing service from GES. Alife was really helpful and easy to talk to. Definitely recommend.
Excellent professional service would highly recommend. Very helpful and quick responses to all questions. Extremely happy with kitchen LED downlights and LED strips installed.
Great service,managed to speak to Sean out of hours,arrived on time,very helpful,would recommend and use in the future
Had a Currys delivery of a new cooker, their engineer could not install it as said there was an Earth Problem, Phoned in before 10am and electrician was here at 3pm. Inspected and found no fault with wiring, proceeded to install new cooker for me. No Hassle, Fast, Polite Safe COVID Secure Service, Professional Service. would definitely Recommend and Definitely use them again if need an Electrician Again. Thank You .
I called on behalf of my infirm brother in law, was called back after a little time and asked them to speak directly with my brother in law which they did, and arranged an appointment for he next day, appointment confirmed and work carried out . A very good outcome to the problem and this company are on my brother in laws preferred list. Well done.
Great service. Put up new light fittings, changed light sockets, and put light and sockets in cupboard. Very competitive and would definitely recommend. Electrician was very friendly and pleasant. Will be using again for some outside lights
Excellent service, fast response high quality work and reasonable prices Happy to recommend Neil and his team
Great service, very professional and polite.definitely use again.
Superb service. Professional & friendly. Very impressed and will be using Billy again. Great prices too. Highly recommended. Much appreciated.
Patrick James Stephens
Neil came to look at job. Fitting outside electric junction box. Gave me a great price and said he could do it right away. Half hour later he was gone. Great service. Recommend to anyone
Peter was brilliant. Efficient, great communicator and very reasonable. Highly recommened!
I found Safespark Electrical Services through My Trusted Expert. I read previous reviews & they were all 100% & within 5 minutes of chatting online regarding my query Leon called me & an appointment was made. The young guy ( really sorry but I’ve forgotten his name ) turned up at my Mums house at the said time, he was so polite & was very efficient. I would definitely recommend these guys, brilliant service.