This Advanced Level Apprenticeship covers the installation, maintenance and repair of electrotechnical equipment – from installing electrical systems inside a new building to maintaining machinery on a production line. 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.

As an apprentice, you’ll work as an electrotechnical operative, specialising in one of four areas. You could learn how to build control panels for lighting, heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems or you could focus on finding faults and fixing them in a range of machinery. You could focus on the installation and maintenance of manufacturing systems or you could learn to test and service a range of electromechanical equipment.

Industrial 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 centres 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.

Job Roles:

  • Installation Electrician
  • Maintenance Electrician