The Electrical Installation & Maintenance Apprenticeship is designed to meet the skill needs of employers by attracting new talent and/or helping to up skill existing workforce.
Apprentices will receive both on and off the job training and earn a wage whilst working towards becoming a qualified Installation/Maintenance Electrician. They may install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. They can 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. Apprentices will learn to work on their own proficiently and work without immediate supervision in the most efficient and economical manner.
Upon completion apprentices will have satisfied the requirements for registration as Eng Tech by the Engineering Council.
Not only do Apprenticeships offer people the chance to kick-start a fulfilling career, there are a wealth of benefits for the businesses that take them on. Offering an Apprenticeship to new or existing staff gives businesses the chance to play an active role in moulding their future workforce and creating the future skills that they need to help their businesses grow.
Providing these opportunities builds strong employee loyalty as well as maintaining highly skilled staff.
Advanced (Level 3)
An Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation & Maintenance lasts 48 months. This may reduce if an apprentice is part-qualified or has relevant experience on entry.
Block release college delivery for the first two years and then assessment in the workplace thereafter.
An apprentice must be:
Employed for a minimum of 30 hours.
Paid at least the minimum apprentice wage, currently £3.90 per hour.
Allowed 20% of their contracted hours to be used for Off-the-job Training.
EMPLOYER INCENTIVE PAYMENT
If you employ a 16-18 year old you may be entitled to £1000 government incentive.