In the electrical industry apprentices will carry out a broad range of work which will involve the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems. While all electrical apprentices will gain the same technical knowledge on the path to becoming an electrician, each apprentice may work within varying fields of the electrical industry including domestic, commercial and industrial environments.
With an electrical Apprenticeship, they could be working on various sites in the region and beyond.
This apprenticeship is available as a Level 2 Standard; Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. Electricians might work in both indoor and outdoor settings. 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. They are able to work on their own proficiently and work without immediate supervision in the most efficient and economical manner. They may contribute to the design of electrical systems. They are able to set out jobs from drawings and specifications and requisition the necessary installation materials. Electrical safety is an important area of Electricians’ work. 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. The Level 2 qualification has a duration of 48 months on program.
This apprenticeship is available as a Level 3 Framework; this will include: Install, maintain and repair electrical services (e.g. lighting, sockets, fire alarms, emergency lighting & heating controls), Work indoors and outdoors and be prepared to sometimes work at height, Work with little or no supervision; relying on their own initiative, Be prepared to travel away from home, Develop good working relationships with people, Read both building and engineering drawings, Understand wiring and circuit diagrams, Select (within limits) materials and equipment, Inspect and test electrical installations, Diagnose and rectify faults on a range of circuits and equipment and write reports. The Level 3 qualification has a duration of 48 months on program.