Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems. This can include power, heating, lighting, security systems and renewable energy technologies.
There are two electrician apprenticeships to choose from:
- level 3 domestic electrician: installing systems and fixing faults in people’s homes
- level 3 installation and maintenance electrician: installing systems and fixing faults in homes, businesses and on construction sites
Typical tasks include:
- preparing to work by looking at drawings and plans
- installing wiring and electrical equipment
- fixing electrical faults and replacing parts
- inspecting and testing electrical installations to ensure safety
- explaining complex problems to customers
After completion, apprentices may choose to continue their employment or start up their own independent business. Progression opportunities are available in a wide range of technical and commercial roles including, design, estimating and project management.
Apprenticeship duration: approx. 4 years
Salary expectations: starting salary can be up to £20k
Find out more about a electrician apprenticeship
Where could you work?
Apprentices could work in their local area or choose to travel, visiting people's homes, workplaces, venues or transport systems.
“70% of our managers in technical roles first joined the company as apprentices. After gaining experience on site, some people rapidly progress into office-based or management roles or even teaching.”
- Clarkson Evans
Meet some apprentices
Meet Corbin, who’s earning money and having fun on site.
Meet Katie, who chose a career in construction over university.
Meet Myles, who is accelerating his career in electrics.
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