In NHSScotland, electricians make sure that electrical systems, instruments and equipment are safe and in good working order, as well as finding and fixing electrical faults.
I’m Peter. I’m an Electrician and I work for Astley Ainslie Hospital. I started as a mature apprentice at an Edinburgh Hospital and did my 4 years apprenticeship and I applied for a permanent job and I got the job as a fully qualified Electrician.
Because it's such a big organisation, there's so much opportunity with the NHS. We've got sites all over Scotland. We've got that constant improvement we can always achieve.
I've learned quite a lot in the last 3 years. I do surprise myself. I'm quite confident working by myself. From 3 years ago, there's no way I'd even touch anything electrical, but now...
The challenging thing for me, I must say, is the controls and fault finding. I enjoy fixing things. In enjoy problem solving as well, so working with electrics and fixing things captures my imagination. I can't see myself doing anything else anyway. I love it.