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.
Impressed that my call was answered within seconds by Sean, first of all. The new electrical socket was fitted efficiently by Oscar. Good professional service all round and can definitely recommend!
Dr Christine Behan
Excellent service so good we are booked in for more work to be done
Used once in the past with no problems. Just want to say have a phoned for advice on a couple more occasions, and each time have been very impressed, by the advice and time given to me. They will be my first port of call for any future electric problems.
Came out on a bank holiday at very short notice - not even an emergency. Very helpful, professional and courteous.
A very good experience. Gareth came to look at the job when he said he would. Two electricians arrived to undertake the work on time, they were efficient, tidy and polite. The job was completed on time and all rubbish was taken away. Would recommend and use again.
Great and friendly service, would highly recommend.
From initial quotation to job follow-up, the service was faultless. Electrician was knowledgeable, courteous and clearly walked me through various ideas and options available. Work was carried out on time/date agreed, and on budget. Would highly recommend.
Excellent workmanship. Really pleased with the finished result, can now use freezer and electrics in garage, old lights removed and replaced with new ones. System also separated from house circuit which is ideal. In addition I originally booked Steve last week but due to poor weather conditions I was unable to empty the garage and until he arrived I didn't realise he wouldn't be able to complete the work. Steve was extremely accommodating and agreed to return a week later with no fuss. I will be using him again for sure!!
Steve was really friendly, helpful and provided an excellent service. He was around the same day we called to provide a quote and completed the job quickly and efficiently. We will certainly be using him again.
Very tidy work, all sockets were flush and tidy matching well with the existing electrical fittings. Be quite happy to use him again.
Can't fault it. A good job and would definitely recommend Steve to others.
Very approachable and knowledgeable and did a really good job.
Steve has been brilliant since he got in touch last week. He came out to me the same day, and had to send off for a part and fitted it today. He even came back again last week after I thought the initial issue had got worse. He was very professional, friendly and efficient and I would happily use his services again.
Steve was very helpful and friendly. He came out the same day and repaired wiring which had been drilled through, triping out the Sockets. Very professional. Would highly recommend him. Will definitely use his services again.
Steve came out .what a great job he done .id had another electrician out who totally messed my electrics up .but Steve sorted it out so it’s all safe .and done it quickly so was only charged for an hours work .will always phone on Steve now .very happy customer.
Our experience with Steve was exceptional. He responded to our cry for help very quickly and fitted us in to his busy schedule the following day. He arrived when he said he would and quickly sorted things out for us. As it happened, he did not have to carry out any work as such and, as a result, he did not charge us a penny. For his speed of service alone we give him 5 stars and he is at the top of our list to call on, should we ever require any "real" electrical work to be carried out in the future. We will also recommend him to anyone we know who needs an electrician.
Steve has now completed the work, first class service.
an amazing service. Steve was able to solve my electrical problems so quickly without fuss or expense.a great service from start to finish .I was so grateful.
We had several small electrical replacement fittings to do around the house.Steve was excellent at communicating, gave a great quote, turned up on time and completed the work quickly and cleanly. Will always use from now on and would thoroughly recommend.
Steve was fantastic from initial call to installing a new shower fan he was both courteous and professional and knew his stuff complete expert! I would highly recommend him and will definitely use him again it was a pleasure to do business with him.