Working in the UK with foreign electrical qualifications
To work as a qualified electrician in the UK you will need to have some UK qualifications. The qualifications you need depend on which country you are coming from and the type of work you want to do.
If you want to work in the construction, commercial or industry sectors you have to be fully UK qualified. Only a few countries have electrical qualifications which are recognised in the UK, these are know as JIB-approved license countries.
The JIB process can be a bit difficult to navigate, you may want to go straight to an Experienced Worker Assessment. Find out how by completeing this form – Experienced Worker Assessment form
JIB-approved license countries
The UK organisation Joint Industry Board sets the UK standards for the employment and grading of electricians. JIB has approved some countries as having electrical qualifications equivalent to those in the UK, those countries are: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, and the USA.
To work in the UK you will need to provide proof of your licence and:
Pass the following assessments:
- Wiring Regulations 18th Edition, 2382-22 exam
- ECS Health and Safety Assessment
- AM2 Assessment of Occupational Competence
In addition to the above assessments, you will have to to undergo an Experienced Worker Assessment. Find out how by completeing this form – Experienced Worker Assessment form