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Electrical Programme

The domestic electrical trade: A great opportunity for you! The demand for electricians 6,720 new electricians are required every year (according to Construction Skills, the Government’s skills council for the industry). In 2010 the annual salaries earned by employed electricians ranged from £20,000 to £50,000, with selfemployed electricians earning more. We have trained 7,500 students for a new career since we started in 1998. There is great opportunity for you to train now for a secure, fulfilling and well paid career - whatever your background. Add solar photovoltaic panel installation to really profit Thanks to the financial support provided by the Government’s Feed In Tariff to home owners installing solar photovoltaic panels (solar PV), the demand for solar qualified electricians is at a high point. Summit Skills (the industry’s sector skills council) forecasts that there is a need for 124,000 trained solar photovoltaic electrical installers in the UK. Our advanced electrical programme includes solar photovoltaic training and advice on setting yourself up as an installer. An end-to-end service We will train you in the theory and the practical skills for domestic electrical work; we will help you achieve the certificates you need to work safely; and most importantly we will help you to find work or start your own business as a domestic electrician. And once you are out working in your new career our tutors are there should you need support, and you will have access to our exclusive NCS community of qualified trade professionals.

To Find out more, contact New Career Skills. Freephone 0800 037 9909

Electrical Programme

Your career as a domestic electrical installer. As a qualified domestic electrical installer you will enjoy a fulfilling and varied career. It is a challenging, satisfying job which involves high amounts of individual freedom and responsibility. As successful New Career Skills students will tell you, it is also financially very rewarding. If you haven’t already seen the testimonials and videos from them on our web site - why not take a look? We recognise that we need to deliver you first class training and that we also need to support you once you’ve graduated, unlocking the value of your training and your new skills. That is why we offer a staged training and support programme – theory and certification, practical training and hands-on experience, help finding work or starting your own business, and on going support once you are out working. You will find out how we do this as you read on. And when you have completed your career change programme you will discover the wide range of potential areas in which you can work and some areas where you may want to specialise. Solar photovoltaic

(solar PV) panels are a fast growing new area for electricians, as more and more homeowners install solar panels on their roofs to generate electricity from the sun, supported by Government financial incentives. New Career Skills is one of the UK’s leading providers of solar PV training. Other areas of work you can choose from include: • Re-wiring • Electrical Installation • Fittings • Emergency Work • New Builds • Maintenance • First and Second Fix • Conversions • Portable Appliance PAT Testing • Design • Appliance Repair • Estimating • Solar Photovoltaic Panels

A complete career change programme New Career Skills delivers a complete programme to give you (1) skills for your new career, (2) help bridging the gap between training and working, (3) support finding work and (4) continued support while you are in work. With our unique approach to re-training we can confidently deliver the results you want – here’s how:

Blended Learning • Flexible delivery • Hands on practical in centre • City & Guilds, EAL, BPEC Accredited Training • Pass rates over 95%

Career Development • Work experience programme • Support finding work • Help starting your own business • 73% of students start in their new career after training with us*

Ongoing Support • Join the NCS community • Exclusive access to jobs • Tutors available for advice • Career Search continues to support you in work

73% of students start in their new career after training with us* * 2011 survey of 200 NCS graduates

To Find out more, contact New Career Skills. Freephone 0800 037 9909

Electrical Programme

What makes New Career Skills different?

New Career Skills was founded in 1998 as a specialist training provider. Recent years have seen New Career Skills expand and in 2008, we were named by the Sunday Times as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in the UK. We believe the secret to our success is delivering a service that’s best in class. Established • We have trained thousands of successful students • We own our training centres, and deliver all training ourselves, using an employed team of tutors, so we can be confident of quality • We are an accredited examination centre for City & Guilds, EAL, BPEC and Logic Expert • All our course materials are written by experts and lead to industry standard qualifications, accredited by top awarding bodies • Our tutors are all qualified and also have real world industry experience • Students practise hands-on in specially constructed training bays

Excellent • Our tutor to student ratio is typically 1 to 8 • We achieve pass rates of over 95% • A first re-sit (should you ever need it) is free and you can even retake a week’s practical free • Student satisfaction rates are consistently over 95% and we publish these rates on our website every month End-to-end • Our fees include everything – there are no hidden charges (some other organisations do not include exam fees or retakes or extra weeks training) • You receive the services of NCS Career Search – help finding employment or starting your own business, plus offers and discounts on vital services and free professional development courses • You can join the NCS Community - a free resource centre and a place where you can source work or work alongside other trained NCS graduates already running businesses • A tutor is contactable even after you graduate to offer advice while you’re working

To Find out more, contact New Career Skills. Freephone 0800 037 9909

Electrical Programme

How the New Career Skills training programme works for you. We recognise that some people learn best from books, some in a class and some by doing rather than reading. We try to offer what suits you best. You will train for your new career using our special blended learning approach.

the quality of tuition they receive in centre. These results are published on our web site. Our tutors consistently achieve satisfaction grades of 95% and above for training style and delivery, helpfulness and friendliness.

The structure is very simple – you study a block of theory at home and then you book in for a week of practical hands-on learning at one of our training facilities. We try to offer you maximum flexibility and break everything down into bite size chunks.

Even after you have finished your course, our tutors will be available to give you advice while you’re working. So if you get stuck when you are out on a job, you can call. Or if you have a big project and you need some guidance, go and see your tutor for a chat first.

At the training sessions you will be guided by your tutor and practise hands-on in a safe, controlled environment the theory you have learnt in home study. Because you do the theory at home you do not have to spend days sitting in a classroom. You can get started straight away. You are in control of when you learn and the pace at which you learn. This approach is taken so that you do not have to give up your job until you are ready to become a full-time electrician. How you tutor will support you You will have access to our team of tutors while you learn your theory at home. Later, during your practical weeks in centre, we have around 1 tutor for every 8 students. You will work in a specially designed bay which is a replica of what you will find on a domestic job. As you work through the different practicals each week, your tutor will be at your side, supervising and guiding you through. All tutors have many years hands-on experience in their relevant industry and also a number of years in education, which means you get the best possible support available, and a lot of common sense advice. At the end of every week we ask our students to rate

To Find out more, contact New Career Skills. Freephone 0800 037 9909

Electrical Programme

Getting your first job; starting your own business with NCS Career Search. NCS Career Search is a division of New Career Skills which supports you starting out and growing your new career. Career Search will help you get a job in the electrical industry or start your own business and, once you are working, it can help you to succeed. NCS Career Search has a dedicated team in centre, a web site, and also an exclusive community, MyNCS, to serve you better.

estimating, renewable technologies and many other courses which may be of use to you. The NCS Career Search web site also gives you access to a range of products and services at exclusive discounts which will be helpful to you in your new career – services like web design, financial and legal advice, low cost van hire, insurance discounts, and money off tools and workwear.

Work experience – NCS Access As you progress through your course, subject to availability and on recommendation by your tutor, you may be eligible for the NCS Access programme. This is an opportunity for you undertake work experience with an NCS graduate who is already running a business in your area, and provides a real world environment for you to test out the skills and knowledge you have learnt in your practical sessions. Because we have trained thousands of trade professionals we are in a position to offer this exclusive

NCS Community - MyNCS Throughout your course and beyond you will be able to access the NCS community, called MyNCS. Through this community you can keep in touch with the other students you meet while training, and stay in contact even after you graduate, so you can share jobs with them. New Career Skills trains people as electricians, plumbers and in renewable technologies (like solar and heat pumps), so there are plenty of jobs which can be shared amongst the community. Early on if you have a large job you may wish to share it with a more experienced NCS graduate, who can give you a few pointers as you start out. Job opportunities are also posted on the community and there is a library of materials you can download for free and use in your business, including quote sheets, sample contracts, customer satisfaction forms, marketing materials and financial planning templates.

Career Manuals Towards the end of your course you will receive manuals on working as an electrician or setting up your own electrical business. These manuals contain plans and techniques for starting and growing your business and some invaluable tricks of the trade. You will also be introduced to a range of other opportunities to further your skills, with free workshops on pricing and

NCS Career Search is an important part of your career change programme. Its services are only possible because we have been delivering trades training for so many years and can draw upon the experience of people who have successfully completed our programme and are now running new businesses. It is a unique and vital ingredient in your success. Visit the web site to find out more.

Help you will receive from NCS Career Search During your course you will be contacted by your Career Search advisor and right from the start you will be offered advice on preparing your CV, interview technique and creating a business plan (including sales, marketing, finance, staffing issues and legislation).

To Find out more, contact New Career Skills. Freephone 0800 037 9909

Electrical Programme

Successful students! From advertising hell to electrical heaven Ivan was tired of work stress and long hours and realised he needed a change. After completing his training, Ivan has his own electrical business and is looking to take on additional staff. “A year ago I had no idea that I would be able to get to where I am now. Anyone thinking about re-training shouldn’t think about it too long otherwise the opportunity will pass you by.”

From a desk job to entrepreneur with a van Before he had even got half way through the course Ben, with the help of the New Career Search job search service, found work with a local electrical contracting firm. “Within four weeks I had got the hang of it and now I don’t look back as my confidence has grown. I’ve worked on many domestic jobs, as well as a few commercial jobs, including a Toyota garage.”

Fast learner Natasha was a professional make up artist working in TV and film. She wanted a job which would give her more freedom and still an opportunity to earn a good living. Less than a year after enrolling with us she was qualified. “It’s hard work, but women aren’t any less capable of doing it then men. I enjoyed it!” She now runs her own business, called Electra.

Like father, like son Nigel Crossman runs Blue Lightening Electrical, having trained with us as an electrician, “The package over all just seemed to outclass the competitors. NCS offered something which would equip you with all you needed to know to allow you to go out on your own as soon as the programme finished”. Last year his son Antony trained as a plumber with NCS and joined his father’s fast growing business.

In control of his destiny For Neil James from Salisbury, changing career aged 43 and setting up his own business was not just about being his own boss. The former infantry soldier wanted to be ‘in control of his own destiny’ and retrained as an electrician to make his dream a reality. Neil immediately set up his own firm, Bourne Valley Electrical Services. Now, three years later, Neil has a large base of happy clients and gets to spend more time with his wife, Lynn, who works with him as the company secretary.

To Find out more, contact New Career Skills. Freephone 0800 037 9909

What you need to do next... The shortage of domestic electricians provides an opportunity for those who want a well-paid, secure and fulfilling career. New Career Skills has helped many people like you into the electrical industry who are now very successful. Remember, you don’t need any previous experience or qualifications.

Some successful New Career Skills students left school at 16 with no qualifications, others went to university whatever your age or background it does not matter. The single most important factor in making the break into the industry is your determination to succeed.

We can answer all your questions about the course, your new career, qualifications, job prospects, work experience and support.

Call New Career Skills free on 0800 037 99 09

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