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, send 6 electricians in to a house to do an EICR for example, and they will all come back with different reports. Therefore, it is important that as the customer, you know who and what will work best for you. Let me explain in more detail.
Qualifications & Experience
Some electricians have trained and qualified as an electrician by undertaking an apprenticeship, others have taken a theoretical based college or university course 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. 15 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 got nothing against the guys who train via other methods, it’s just that I genuinely believe that there is no better way to train than by shadowing an experienced electrician, whilst earning money (okay, not a fortune, but not having to pay for the training either) with the high possibility of a job at the end.
In today’s 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 these mistakes.
As a result of my apprenticeship, I then gained my experience by working with other electricians. 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 Yeovil Electrics? Simply 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.
Proud of making each and every customer feel important, ensuring that each and every job no matter how small ensures customer satisfaction, outstanding customer service and never ever sitting back. Yes, I am an electrician like all the others out there but I’m proud of my training and experience and I hope my customers are too!
If you need a local Yeovil electrician, contact us today.