What will the apprentice be doing?
The right candidate will be undertaking all domestic and commercial electrical work.
The electrical contracting industry is part of the construction industry and therefore electricians are generally responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical services, both inside and outside buildings and structures such as houses, hospitals, schools, factories and shops etc.
However, all electricians will have a broad range of similar technical knowledge and practical skills to enable them to carry out their work safely and correctly.
Some of the things that an electrician will be expected to do are:
- 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
- Write reports
As you can see, the job of the electrician is varied and interesting and can offer a challenging career. Consequently, the training programme that you will be following as a JTL apprentice has been designed to help you by meeting and delivering training to these standards and expectations.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Level 3 Diploma in Electrotechnical Services
- Dedicated training at a college or training centre
- Day/Block release depends on college selected
- On-site, work-based assessments AM2s assessment of competence Functional skills if required for Level 2 English and Level 2 Maths
- Apprenticeship starts from sign up date
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
The advertised apprentice wage will increase yearly or upon completion of progressive stages. After initially qualifying, you could go on to supervisory roles, senior management positions or even running your own business.
Reality CheckPlease create a JTL Applicant account or logon and take the assessment. You must ensure you load an up-to-date copy of your CV to your JTL profile. You will also need to provide proof of Colour Vision.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English (Grade A-G or 1-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A-G or 1-9) Desired