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Electrical Apprenticeships

Introduction To Electrical Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships are the ideal alternative to full time study because you can earn while you learn and gain nationally recognised qualifications all at the same time. So, how do you decide which type of Apprenticeship to choose? Well, this is about you knowing yourself. What were your strengths at school? What are your hobbies? What types of activities do you find yourself naturally drawn to? If you are someone who loves a bit of problem solving, who is always itching to take things apart and find out how they work, well you might want to think about Electrical Apprenticeships.

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2 year Level 4 Network Engineer Apprenticeship

Interested in becoming a network engineering expert? Want to continue studying, learning and working towards professional qualifications? Join us on our Provisioning Engineer Apprenticeship Scheme and you can do both.

Requirements - 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English (level 4-9) or technical level 3 apprenticeship (or equivalent).

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Level 3 & 4 Electrical Maintenance apprenticeships

Help protect the safety and security of the nation while learning all about electrical theory, cabling and wiring infrastructure.

Spend 2 years training in our Academy environment before individually producing around 20 small projects, where you will be involved in designing, installing, repairing and maintaining electrical systems.

How Do Electrical Apprenticeships Vary?
Working in the electrical industry can be a hugely exciting career. Well, if you think about it, in the world of technology, everything moves so quickly and whatever types of Electrical Apprenticeships jobs you do, you will be part of a huge team of people in the UK who keep anything from household goods and appliances functioning to being part of teams who keep the power grid of the whole nation up and running.

Yes, when it comes to Electrical Apprenticeships jobs, no roles are too small. They all carry importance. It could be installing, repairing or maintaining a washing machine, vacuum cleaner or hob for an older person who lives alone, it could be servicing electrical equipment for factories or other industries.

Others of you might find yourself preferring Electrical Installation Apprenticeships where you are working within the construction industry. If you love to be outdoors a lot, this type of Electrical Apprenticeship could suit you down to the ground as you will be installing electricity to new buildings on construction sites and making sure everything is connected safely. This can also involve constructing and connecting overhead cable systems.

Other types of Apprenticeships in electrical sectors could be working in power plants, maintaining the heavy industry machinery that keeps the nation going. This will involve testing machinery and the technology used to keep it functioning. You will also learn how to operate safely in these types of environments.

Electrical contractors Apprenticeships and electrical companies Apprenticeships will vary greatly and your experience during your Electrical Apprenticeship will depend on the company you are working for and the type of work they specialise in.

Whichever type of Electrical Apprenticeship you decide to go for, you can rest assured you will gain valuable skills and knowledge as well as your nationally recognised qualifications. Also, the good news is, because technology advances so quickly these days and your knowledge needs to be kept right up to date, good electricians are always in high demand. This means any of the different types of Electrical Apprenticeships should see you set up for an exciting career in the future. Your specialist skills will always be needed.
What Is Involved In Electrical Apprenticeships
It is an exciting time for Apprenticeships in all trades and professions so now could be the time to really have a good think about doing one. All trades and professions will eventually have Trailblazer Apprenticeship jobs. These Trailblazers are being (and have been) designed by employers who are experts in their field and the great news is, there is a Trailblazer for those of you looking to do Electrical Apprenticeships.
Electro Technical Trailblazer Standard
The Electro Technical Trailblazer Standard means that whichever Electrical Apprenticeships jobs you are doing and whichever awarding body you earn your qualification from, they will all be equal and you will be recognised as a qualified electrician. You will be assessed both at your college or training centre and also within the real workplace.

The Electro Technical Trailblazer Standard means that you will learn many vital skills needed to be a top notch electrician. During your Electrical Apprenticeship, some of the skills you will learn and use is health and safety, organising the workplace, wiring systems and cables, installation, finding faults and diagnosing them.

After successful completion of this type of Electrical Apprenticeship you will be eligible to apply for EngTech status. See, so these Trailblazer Apprenticeships mean business because you will have professional recognition from the Engineering Council. Sound good?
Apprenticeship Standard: Electrical, Electrical Product Service & Installation Engineer Trailblazer
Also in the pipeline is another type of electrical installation Apprenticeship. Well, one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to Electrical Apprenticeship jobs. This Trailblazer Electrical Apprenticeship will be for those of you who have an aptitude for IT. These days, people’s households are becoming more and more linked to the technology of the future. It won’t just be a case of installing a washing machine or electric oven and maintaining it. It will all be about wireless control and Bluetooth technology linking appliances together for ‘if this, then that’ situations.

If you thrive on solving problems and being creative with technology, then this upcoming Trailblazer Electrical, Electrical Product Service & Installation Engineer Apprenticeship could be right up your street.
Intermediate Level Electrical Apprenticeships
If you are looking to do Apprenticeships in electrical services right now, then there is the Electrical & Electronic Servicing Apprenticeship. These are more domestic electrical Apprenticeships and at Intermediate Level (Level 2), as well as Functional Skills, you will also become competent in skills such as aerial systems for homes and apartment blocks, domestic electronic goods such as audio systems and also electronic appliances such as washing machines and refrigerators. What you specialise in depends on the pathway you choose.
Advanced Level Electrical Apprenticeships
Advanced Level Electrical Apprenticeships in Electrical and Electronic Servicing will see you reach Level 3. You will be installing high-tech systems so you also need a keenness for IT.
Further Career Development After Electrical Apprenticeships
The beauty of electrical installation Apprenticeships and the pathways you can take in other areas of electronics is that your skills will always be in demand and such a fast moving industry means you will never be bored. You will always be keeping those skills right up to date.

There is also no need to stop there, once you have completed your Electrical Apprenticeship. If you show a real aptitude for design, technology and the research and study that goes with that, you can specialise in different areas of electrical engineering. This can involve university study where you can gain Masters qualifications and higher. When it comes to Electrical Apprenticeships, it is up to you how you want to direct your career and there are certainly no dead ends.
Apply For Electrical Apprenticeships
So do you think you have got what it takes to enter the world of technology and industry as an electrician? Whichever route you think best suits you, take a look to see if there is anything to take your fancy and apply for the best Electrical Apprenticeships vacancies for you.
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