I gave up looking for "electricians". The only good ones I know work for themselves (and I only know 3 who I would trust). I have hired an fired so many useless "electricians" - no ability to think, poor comunications skills (with customers), poor attitude, attendance etc... . My new approach i hire a clever, enthusiastic guy/girl and turn them into electricians. Trade test ain't worth a small bag of cheap billtong. Nor, it seems, are many of the qualifications that most people turn up with.
Filter the guys out on the personality not on useless bits of paper and trade tests and train them up. So much easier to work with a smart non electrician than a dumb 'electrician'