“I’ve always wanted to do something practical and I also love the theory side of what I do. There’s a lot of problem solving involved and I really enjoy that. When you do something like this you see it through from the start to the finish – you can say ‘I did that’. It gives you a sense of fulfilment. I looked at a few colleges before coming here, but this was definitely the right one for me.
You walk into a place and get a feel for it – the classroom was immaculate, the tools were ready to go, it’s fresh, it’s modern, and I liked the college straight away. The teachers are really helpful, they know their stuff, they don’t just read from text books. If you’ve got a question they know how to explain. The staff get to know our strengths and weaknesses and the best way to support us. I am the only woman in my class but it’s no problem – more women should do it, there’s no reason not to.”
Want to work at Heathrow Airport, the Olympic Stadium or on the Crossrail project? Perhaps you would like to work for yourself carrying out electrical installation work? Uxbridge College can help you gain the skills and qualifications you need.
We have two dedicated Electrical Installation workshops and provide the complete suite of electrical installation courses, taught by industry specialists. Whether you are a novice or an experienced electrician we have a range of courses including 17th Edition Wiring Regulations, Inspection andTesting, and Smart Home Installations.
What it’s like working in the Electrical Installation Sector?
There are around 23,000 businesses in the industry employing around 169,000 people. As an area with a skills shortage there is an opportunity for those who wish to develop their knowledge further.
This sector will play a vital role in supporting the government’s Low Carbon and Green Agenda through the training of electricians to install and maintain solar photovoltaic systems for domesticand commercial premises to enable electricity to be generated using solar energy.
Uxbridge College can help you with updating your skills in this ever changing sector, or guide you onto a path leading to a new career.
Uxbridge College works with major companies including Arri Lighting Rental, Panalux, Balfour Beatty and Domotics UK Ltd.