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Electrical Apprenticeships in Singapore for 16-18 year olds?

Postby leanne1980 » Sun, 29 Oct 2017 3:47 am

Hi, we are moving to Singapore for work next summer along with our 16 year old son. Our son will have completed his GCSEs at this point and is keen on finding an Electrical apprenticeship where he will be able to both study at college to become an electrician while also working for an Electrical Installation company at the same time. These apprenticeships are very popular in London and I’d like to understand if they are available and operate in the same way in Singapore?

Does anyone have any advice on if or how apprenticeships for 16-18 year olds are managed in Singapore (if at all)? I wondered if anyone in the construction/electrical industry in Singapore could offer any advice?

Many thanks, Leanne

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Postby ecureilx » Sun, 29 Oct 2017 10:52 am

leanne1980 wrote:Hi, we are moving to Singapore for work next summer along with our 16 year old son. Our son will have completed his GCSEs at this point and is keen on finding an Electrical apprenticeship where he will be able to both study at college to become an electrician while also working for an Electrical Installation company at the same time. These apprenticeships are very popular in London and I’d like to understand if they are available and operate in the same way in Singapore?

Does anyone have any advice on if or how apprenticeships for 16-18 year olds are managed in Singapore (if at all)? I wondered if anyone in the construction/electrical industry in Singapore could offer any advice?

Many thanks, Leanne
They aren't popular in Singapore unless he joins a local tertiary education institution

He may learn more back home

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Re: Electrical Apprenticeships in Singapore for 16-18 year olds?

Postby bgd » Mon, 30 Oct 2017 2:43 pm

For interest how do they train electricians here? Do they? Don't think I've met a local one, all have been from the sub-continent, or Malaysia.

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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 30 Oct 2017 3:54 pm

bgd wrote:For interest how do they train electricians here? Do they? Don't think I've met a local one, all have been from the sub-continent, or Malaysia.


ITE / Poly :D Though very few want to take up the very unglam job ;)

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Postby bgd » Mon, 30 Oct 2017 4:20 pm

ecureilx wrote:
ITE / Poly :D Though very few want to take up the very unglam job ;)


Should have known that - unglam. :D

There have been a few articles recently in the Mail Online comparing tradesmen to graduates in the UK. Tradesmen have work and are making a good living. Grads have debt and usually lowly paid jobs.

A lot of people would be better off learning a trade than getting a university education with no job a the end.

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Postby PNGMK » Mon, 30 Oct 2017 4:51 pm

I hire electricians (and engineers). Let me chip in here - you have two issues; training and certification and then eventually licensing.

While your son could go to ITE and gain an education in electrical work he will not be suitably certified and will never be licensed to work on domestic or industrial installations back in the UK, only for PUB work in Singapore. The commonwealth (remember that great thing you abandoned for the club of rome?) was moving to allow Electricians (and many other trades) cross country licensing between countries in the commonwealth but it has petered out.

Your son needs a HNC/HND and of course the time serves apprenticeship so he can get board licensing in the UK. He can't do that here. What he could do is an electrical engineering diploma at poly - I don't know if that will give him credit for an apprenticeship in the UK tho.
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Re: Electrical Apprenticeships in Singapore for 16-18 year olds?

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 30 Oct 2017 4:54 pm

bgd wrote:
ecureilx wrote:
ITE / Poly :D Though very few want to take up the very unglam job ;)


Should have known that - unglam. :D

There have been a few articles recently in the Mail Online comparing tradesmen to graduates in the UK. Tradesmen have work and are making a good living. Grads have debt and usually lowly paid jobs.

A lot of people would be better off learning a trade than getting a university education with no job a the end.


likewise not many want to be nurse, and do the dirty work .. or those who become nurse take up the lucrative private nursing jobs.

And then complain there are too many foreign nurses in Singapore !!! Forgetting the progress path for foreign nurses is next to NIL. Vs local nurses...


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