Electrician (Installation/ Maintenance) Apprenticeship

Qualification: Advanced
Level 3

There are start dates for this apprenticeship throughout the year. Please apply and our apprenticeship team will be in contact with you to discuss.

Apply now
About this apprenticeship

The Electrical (Installation/Maintenance) apprenticeship is for those looking for a rewarding career as an Electrician. Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments, working in both indoor and outdoor settings. They may also contribute to the design of electrical systems.

The apprenticeship will involve fitting, testing and repairing the electrical circuits and wiring found in homes and businesses. Work may range from fitting a bathroom shower circuit in a customers' home to laying equipment cabling in a new office development. 

Current Apprenticeship Vacancies >>

What you will learn
  • Connection and termination of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems
  • Installation of wiring systems and electro-technical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electro-technical systems and equipment
  • Diagnosing and correcting electrical faults
  • Design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems
  • Current wiring regulations
Learning style

As an apprentice you can expect to undertake work based learning with an employer and to be paid a wage.

You will attend college on a block release basis to ensure you get the support you need to succeed. The rest of the training will take place in the workplace with in-house training by the employer and an assessor who will visit you on site.

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set the recruitment and selection criteria for their Apprenticeships. Candidates will typically have at least 5 GCSEs at grades 9–4/A*–C including English and maths. If you have not already achieved level 2 in English and maths, you will be required to do so before completing your apprenticeship.

To start an apprenticeship you will need an employer who is willing to take you on as an apprentice. If you already have an employer please contact us. If not don't worry you can see our current apprenticeship vacancies which is regularly updated.

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto an apprenticeship.

Course length & fees
  • Fees:
  • Course Length: 42 months
  • Campus: Main
What next?

Successful completion of this apprenticeship could help you progress into a range of electrical installation and maintenance roles. By the end of the apprenticeship you will have satisfied the requirements for registration as Eng Tech by the Engineering Council.

Possible careers

  • Domestic Electrician
  • Commercial Electrician
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Electrical Contractor
Additional information

Information for Employers

Each apprenticeship needs to include 20% off-the-job training. This must amount to 20% of the apprentice’s contracted employment hours across the whole apprenticeship. Off-the-job training is learning undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment and leads towards the achievement of the apprenticeship.

End Point Assessment
Each apprentice will need an End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of their apprenticeship. It measures the skills, knowledge and behaviours each apprentice has developed. Employers will decide when the apprentice is ready to be assessed.

What are the benefits of an apprenticeship?
Click here for more information