The westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Black Sea to the southeast, the Mediterranean Sea to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. The economic and political association of 27 European member states, the European Union (EU) has developed a single market through which a standardized system of laws apply, and under this union, sixteen member states have adopted the euro as its common currency. In 2006, the EU had a gross inland energy consumption of 1,825 million tonnes of oil equivalent, with nuclear energy as the primary source of energy produced in the region. Currently, the EU imports around 82% of its oil and 57% of its natural gas resources.
An Electrician is a qualified tradesperson who installs and repairs electrical equipment and wiring. In addition to working on buildings, electricians may specialise in electrical wiring and cabling of ships, planes and other mobile platforms, such as oil rigs. This position usually begins with an apprenticeship where the apprentice will work alongside a more qualified electrician to learn the trade in addition to classroom study to obtain the appropriate qualifications.