Navigating the Path to Working with 3-Phase Power


Are you intrigued by the complexities of electrical metering, particularly in the domain of 3-phase power? Whether you're already an experienced meter engineer or just starting out in the field, there are clear pathways available to explore this electrifying domain. Let's delve into the various routes you can take to work with 3-phase power in the UK.

1. Upskilling for Qualified Engineers

For those who are already qualified in single-rate (1.1) and single off multi-rate (1.2) metering, an upskilling programme offers a streamlined route to 3-phase metering. These programmes typically span five days and focus on enhancing existing skills and knowledge. Participants learn practical skills such as testing and troubleshooting multi-phase faults, along with the theoretical foundations required for installing and exchanging multi-phase meters across residential, commercial, and industrial settings. The programme concludes with a competency assessment, evaluating both written knowledge and practical application.

2. New Entrant Pathway

Alternatively, individuals new to the field can opt for a managed learning programme approved by relevant industry bodies. These programmes provide comprehensive training in power smart meter installation and maintenance, with no prerequisites required. Learners gain hands-on experience in simulated work environments, honing their skills under the guidance of experienced professionals. As they progress through the programme, participants build a portfolio of completed tasks and undergo assessments to demonstrate their competence in single-phase metering before advancing to 3-phase installations.

3. On-the-Job Training

Another avenue to consider is gaining practical experience through employment with a metering company. Many companies offer on-the-job training programmes that allow individuals to learn while working under the supervision of experienced professionals. Through this hands-on approach, employees develop practical skills and knowledge specific to the company's procedures and standards. This route often culminates in competency assessments and certifications, enabling individuals to progress in their careers within the company or the broader industry.

Charting Your Course

Whether you're upskilling as a qualified engineer, or starting fresh in the field, SERT offers tailored pathways to unlock the vast potential of 3-phase power in the UK. With our industry-aligned training programmes and unwavering support, you'll navigate through challenges with confidence, emerging as a proficient and sought-after professional in the realm of electrical metering.

Ready to explore the world of 3-phase power? Take the first step today and contact one of our consultants to book your training course, your journey towards a rewarding career in electrical metering can begin today.

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