Installation and maintenance electrician apprenticeship

Installation and maintenance electrician apprenticeship

The Installation and Maintenance Electrician apprenticeship will train you to install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments.

Electrical equipment and systems may include switchboards, motors, cables, fuses, thermal relays, fault current protection switches, heating, lighting, air conditioning and metering equipment as well as crime and fire alarm systems and renewable energy technologies. Work is carried out in both indoor and outdoor settings.

Installation electricians work on the installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of low voltage (less than 1000V) electrical and electronic devices and appliances.

Maintenance electricians work on the maintenance of electrical and electronic installations including automated production systems. Duties include the supervision of equipment, maintenance and necessary repairs.

Whichever pathway you choose, as an apprentice electrician you will learn the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems. You will get to grips with procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment and learn how to set out jobs from drawings and specifications, and obtain the necessary installation materials.

Electrical safety will be an important area of your work as an electrician and you will be required to adhere to safe working practices without endangering themselves or others.

Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship, you will be able to work on your own proficiently and without immediate supervision, in the most efficient and economical manner.

For those with no previous relevant experience, this apprenticeship will typically take four years to complete, by the end of which you will be eligible to register as Eng Tech with the Engineering Council.

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Level 3 (Advanced)

Starting salary (once qualified):

You could earn between £28,000 and £32,000. Most electricians are paid an hourly rate and so the amount you will earn will depend on overtime, travelling time, etc.

Job roles:

Installation electrician, Maintenance electrician

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