This Advanced Level Apprenticeship covers the installation of electrotechnical equipment. The electrotechnical industry plays a key role in other industries – e.g. construction, engineering, manufacturing – and electricians use specialist skills to tackle a variety of projects.
Electricians can be employed by many different organisations: electrical contractors, companies that provide a range of electrical and electronic services, specialist operators, and even local authorities. The industry carries out projects like wiring new shopping centre’s or sports stadiums; and installing CCTV systems.
Because this is an Advanced Level Apprenticeship, apprentices will be expected to have strong practical skills and advanced abilities. You’ll need to be able to follow technical drawings and understand health and safety regulations.
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Four GCSEs at grade 4, including English and maths, to be employed or have an employer willing to take you on. If you do not have an employer, we may be able to help you find one through our recruitment team.
From a wide range of topics including health and safety, environmental technology systems, overseeing and organising the work environment, planning, preparing and installing electrical systems and equipment, terminating and connecting conductors, cables and flexible cords, inspecting and testing.
To attend college one day a week and learn how to become a skilled electrician.
That the course is delivered by people from industry who will teach you how the industry works. Regular guest speakers demonstrate the latest equipment available and new industry technologies.
Full-time employment as a qualified electrician (many apprentices remain with the employer they completed their training with).
Go on to university study for a relevant foundation degree or bachelor’s degree in building services, engineering and associated disciplines.
You can apply for a professional registration to the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) as an Engineering Technician, (EngTech) in your title.
Careers in this industry
- Installation electrician
- Maintenance electrician
- Electrical design engineer
- Theatre and events electrician
- Plant technician
- Electrical network technician
- Telecommunications engineer
Rebecca Ringrose Electrical Apprentice Ocean HousingRebecca is now studying her Level 3 apprenticeship in the outstanding training facilities at Cornwall College Camborne.
“I would certainly recommend this type of career to other young girls, don’t be put off thinking you can’t do it. Once qualified you’ll always have work, perhaps have the opportunity to move abroad and I think more girls will make the industry a better place to work.”
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