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-        An appropriate professional (or trade) accreditation (e.g. Level 3 City & Guilds 2230 or equivalent apprenticeship, 18th Edition of IEE regulations).

-        2391 Test and Inspection or equivalent.

-        A full driving licence.

-        Fire Alarm Installation / Maintenance (desirable).

-        Emergency lighting maintenance & remedial works (desirable).

-        Ability to diagnose faults and report findings accurately.

-        Practical knowledge and experience of electrical maintenance, including power supplies, lighting and alarm systems, motors, controls and portable appliances.

-        Both single-phase and three-phase systems.

-        Maintaining and updating professional knowledge and keeping abreast of current market trends.

-        Door Access Systems (desirable).

-        Suggesting and introducing energy efficiency and sustainability measures, methods, products and devices (desirable).

-        Sustainability / Energy Management (desirable).

-        Working on a large and varied estate (desirable).

-        Working in a School or further education environment (desirable).

-        Working as a multi-trade team on refurbishment projects (desirable).

-        Fire alarm installation and maintenance (desirable).

-        A self-motivated, solution-based team player able to work with minimum supervision.

-        Proactive approach to problem solving.

-        Good timekeeping.

-        Team player.

-        Able to prioritise and manage a varied workload.

-        Available for call-out duties.

-        An eye for detail and quality and a sympathetic approach to historic buildings.

-        Physically fit and able to carry out all duties.

-        Able to work as part of a team.

-        Positive, flexible and can-do attitude.

-        Excellent communication skills.

-        Willingness to learn new skills.

-        Ability to deal with students, staff and members of the public in a polite and helpful manner.

-        Tact and discretion.

-        Logical approach to problem solving.

​Birmingham (/ˈbɜːrmɪŋəm/ (About this soundlisten)[3][4] BUR-ming-əm) is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. It is the second-largest city, urban area and metropolitan area in England and the United Kingdom,[b] with roughly 1.1 million inhabitants within the city area, 2.9 million inhabitants within the urban area and 4.3 million inhabitants within the metropolitan area and lies within the most populated English district.[5][6][7][8][9][10][10][11] Birmingham is commonly referred to as the second city of the United Kingdom.[12][13]

Located in the West Midlands county and region in England, approximately 100 miles (160 km) from Central London, Birmingham, as one of the United Kingdom's major cities, is considered to be the social, cultural, financial, and commercial centre of both the East and West Midlands. Distinctively, Birmingham only has small rivers flowing through it, mainly the River Tame and its tributaries River Rea and River Cole – one of the closest main rivers is the Severn, approximately 20 miles (32 km) west of the city centre.

A market town of Warwickshire in the medieval period, Birmingham grew in the 18th-century Midlands Enlightenment and subsequent Industrial Revolution, which saw advances in science, technology, and economic development, producing a series of innovations that laid many of the foundations of modern industrial society.[14] By 1791, it was being hailed as "the first manufacturing town in the world".[15] Birmingham's distinctive economic profile, with thousands of small workshops practising a wide variety of specialised and highly skilled trades, encouraged exceptional levels of creativity and innovation and provided an economic base for prosperity that was to last into the final quarter of the 20th century. The Watt steam engine was invented in Birmingham.[16]

The resulting high level of social mobility also fostered a culture of political radicalism which, under leaders from Thomas Attwood to Joseph Chamberlain, was to give it a political influence unparalleled in Britain outside London, and a pivotal role in the development of British democracy.[17] From the summer of 1940 to the spring of 1943, Birmingham was bombed heavily by the German Luftwaffe in what is known as the Birmingham Blitz. The damage done to the city's infrastructure, in addition to a deliberate policy of demolition and new building by planners, led to extensive urban regeneration in subsequent decades.

Birmingham's economy is now dominated by the service sector.[18] The city is a major international commercial centre and an important transport, retail, events and conference hub. Its metropolitan economy is the second largest in the United Kingdom with a GDP of $121.1bn (2014),[2] and its six universities make it the largest centre of higher education in the country outside London.[19] Birmingham's major cultural institutions – the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the Library of Birmingham and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts – enjoy international reputations,[20] and the city has vibrant and influential grassroots art, music, literary and culinary scenes.[21] The city will host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.[22] Birmingham is the fourth-most visited city in the UK by foreign visitors.[23]