A career in the Electrotechnical Industry will not only reward an apprentice's potential, but also offer opportunities to enhance their technical capability. The industry always needs individuals of appropriate ability, and in return offers a varied and rewarding career in a challenging working environment.
Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments.
They work on 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.
Installation Electricians may contribute to the design of electrical systems. On completion of their work the electrical systems must be safe to use. They must adhere to safe working practices without endangering themselves or others. Installation Electricians work on the installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of low voltage electrical and electronic devices and appliances.
On successful completion of the Installation Electrician Apprenticeship, an apprentice will have the skills, knowledge and qualifications to:
Register on an appropriate Certification Scheme
Progress to relevant Level 4/5 qualifications e.g. Building Services Engineering
Progress to a Technology & Project Management or Foundation Degree in Engineering
Progress in their career with further training into job roles such as Technician, System Designer, Estimator, Project / Contracts Manager, Site / Workshop Supervisor / Manager, Chartered Engineer, Sales Engineer or Commercial Manager.
Total Payroll (£):
0.5% levy charge: 75000
Less £15,000 allowance: 60000
10% top up to your Levy charge: 6000
If each apprentice costs £15,000 over 3 years (on average), this equals £5,000 per apprentice per year. With the allowance and top up value of £66,000 you would get value for money by hiring 12 apprentices.