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Electricians - Frequently asked questions

What type of work do Clarkson Evans electricians do?

As we specialise in wiring new homes, all of the work you do would be of this nature.  We structure our workforce into teams of typically two or three staff and if you’re recruited as a fully qualified electrician you’ll most likely join us as a team leader.  This involves managing the team’s output and taking responsibility for typically two or three different sites, liaising directly with site managers, planning ahead and organising who does what within the team on a daily basis.

You’ll have back up and support from an area manager and office-based commercial team whilst also having the freedom (within reason) to organise your own workload.  

How much do electricians get paid?

All of our electricians (team leaders) are paid on price rather than at an hourly rate.  So the more you achieve, the more you earn.  Our generous fix prices and the support you’ll be given mean that typical earnings are around £20 - £30 per hour, but our very best electricians can earn over £40 per hour. Average weekly earnings of our 'Top 40' electricians is currently £1450.

Hard workers get noticed. You’ll be able to significantly increase your earnings and benefits as you progress through the ranks. You could earn a twice-yearly loyalty bonus of up to 15% of your earnings and increase your holiday allowance from 29 days up to a generous 33 days (including bank holidays). All holidays are paid at average earnings so if you’re making £1,000 a week, then that’s what you’ll get when you’re relaxing by the hotel pool!

What are the normal working hours?

Our teams usually meet for breakfast at their branch at around 7am, aiming to arrive on site by 8am.  Finish times depend on when the day’s work is completed so this would typically be between 4pm - 6pm.  On some days it could be later so flexibility is required.  Your normal working days will be Monday to Friday but at busy times you may need to work at the weekend to keep up with build programmes. 

Do I need to be a fully qualified electrician to apply?

When we’re recruiting electricians to be our team leaders we’re looking for a mixture of experience and qualifications, with experience being more important.  Ideally you’ll have achieved NVQ 3 and already have a JIB gold card but if you’ve had many years of experience in the industry and not fully completed your qualifications we can help you do so during the course of employment.   

If you’ve got electrical qualifications that are not backed up by on-the-job experience we won’t be able to consider you for a team leader position and you would need to apply to us through the apprenticeship route.

How should I apply for an electrician position?

To apply for a role visit our current vacancies page, here. If there isn’t a current vacancy displayed for your area, click on the ‘Submit your CV (Speculative Applications)’ link.  A member of our HR team will then contact you to run through a few questions over the phone before passing this on to the relevant area manager to consider.