Being an electrician isn’t an easy gig – you need training, skills and knowledge. And while we recommend it as a career, especially if you’ve got a real passion for it, we can’t help but breathe a sigh of relief that these famous celebrities decided to quit their day job! After all, can you imagine a world without…
One quarter of the greatest band to ever pluck the string of a guitar, Harrison worked briefly as an electrician’s apprentice. Turns out he was a better musician than electrician, since Harrison was dumped from his role because – and we quote – he ‘kept blowing things up.’
If you’ve ever been gnawing on your fists while watching a Hitchcock thriller, you can blame the fact that our Alfred worked as an electrician’s apprentice for a company that made electrical appliances. See, the job – which he made copious notes about – gave him a grounding and understanding of technicalities, art and commercialism, which he transferred to the big screen.
David Jason didn’t just spend a fleeting couple of weeks serving as an electrician’s apprentice; he trained for 6 years! Though he wanted to be an actor, his dad put the kybosh on that and made sure he had a career to fall back on. Though it’s always a shame to see a fella leave the field, we’re glad ol’ Del Boy finally took up acting in the end.
We’re pretty thankful that Mr. Bean never entered the field of electricians, but we love the fact that his creator, Rowan Atkinson considered it. Though not a true electrician, the Blackadder star studied electrical engineering at both Newcastle University and Queens College, London. But before he could put his Master’s degree to good use, he dropped out and became one of the biggest stars in Britain.
The King of Rock and Roll was, for a short time, the King of Electricians. For a while, Elvis was on a training programme to become an electrician with the Crown Electric Company. But he never finished his training, saying years later that his brain ‘got wired the wrong way ‘round somewhere along the line.’ Instead, he decided to electrify his fans with a swing of those hips, an curl of those lips, and a voice that sends chills down the spine.
Of course, where some have a talent for singing, or acting, or directing their way to stardom, we have our own unique talents here at B&D Electrical. Contact the team for all your domestic and commercial electrical maintenance and installation needs.