This Level 3 apprenticeship covers skills and training for the installation or maintenance of electro-technical equipment. Upon completion you will be qualified to work as an installation or maintenance electrical engineer.
As an apprentice you 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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You would like to pursue a career as an electrician and have completed a relevant Level 2 qualification.
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.
Topics you will cover in detail:
- Health and safety
- Environmental technology systems
- Overseeing the work environment
- Project planning
- Preparing and installing electrical systems
- Terminating and connecting conductors, cables and flexible cords
- Inspecting, certification and testing
To have up to 4 years to complete the training and at the end of the apprenticeship there will be a final assessment that will include practical assignments and theory (multiple choice) tests.
Being taught by tutors who have worked in the industry as well as regular guest speakers who 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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