How to Become a Master Electrician in NZ

The Job of an Electrician changes incredibly rapidly, as they’re always seeking to stay on top of the most advanced technology and practices. Electrician’s skills are always in demand whether it’s for rewiring a house, Data Cabling, testing and tagging electrical devices or more cutting-edge services like home cinema installations.

If you’re considering a career as an electrician in New Zealand, this article will enlighten you to the process of eventually becoming a Master Electrician. If your just curious what it takes and why to hire a master electrician, read on!

Electrical work isn’t a suitable professional choice for everyone. To become an electrician, you’ll have to be: logical, practical, possess excellent communications skills, be safety conscious and able to work both independently and as a member of a team.

There are also some physical requirements. You’ll have to be healthy and robust. You’ll also have to be able to work in tight spaces, so if you suffer from any degree of claustrophobia, it’s probably not for you.

Become an Apprentice Electrician

Becoming an Electrician is a long and sometimes arduous task. However, It’s certainly a road that can pay off if you stick it out for the long run. Electricians are in heavy demand across New Zealand, and this demand is only likely to increase over time. This is due to a shortage of qualified electricians as well as the construction boom that New Zealand has experienced.

All electricians need to start their career as an apprentice electrician, or on a traineeship. Once you have completed the apprentiship which usually takes four years of on the job paid experience you will have to earn a National Certificate in Electrical Engineering which will entitle you to work unsupervised. Most employers will also require you to:

  • Have a full drivers licence
  • Pass a drugs test
  • Pass a medical test.

What is a Master Electrician?

A master electrician is a qualified electrician who has become an eligible member of the Master Electricians New Zealand. However, becoming sufficiently adapt to become a member isn’t an easy feat. This is why it remains a very prestigious title.

Being a member safeguards the quality of your work to prospective clients. Master Electricians New Zealand only accepts members who have been operating for a certain period, and have a verifiable history of high-quality workmanship.

To retain Master Electricians New Zealand membership, all electricians have to pass strict and thorough safety and quality audits. This is why if you need an electrician in Auckland you should always hire a Master Electrician

Why is it worth becoming a Master Electrician?

It goes without saying that an Electricians work can be incredibly dangerous. Furthermore, shoddy or substandard work could leave consumers vulnerable to electrical hazards. Members of the Master Electricians New Zealand can ensure that they all their work is of the highest standards, that they abide thoroughly to top safety as well as energy efficiency practices. The Master Electricians membership sets electricians.

Northern Lights  –  Master Commercial Electricians in Auckland

Northern Lights are amongst Auckland’s most reputable Registered Master Electricians with expertise in commercial electrical work of all types and sizes. With over 20 years of experience, a large team of (qualified, experienced, reliable and friendly!) electricians, full Public Liability Insurance and references to back us up, we’re your obvious choice for commercial electrical work.

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