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Installation Electrician Apprenticeship

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.
Installation Electricians work on the installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of low voltage (less than 1000v) electrical and electronic devices and appliances.

By completing an on line application for this apprenticeship, you will be invited to attend an interview at college to determine your suitability for the apprenticeship programme and should you be successful at this stage, will be offered a place on one of our full time programmes.
Following the satisfactory completion of the full time programme mandatory Health and Safety units you will be transferred onto our apprenticeship referral programme, where our Business Development Team will support you in securing an apprenticeship with one of our employers.

Please note: This is not a job interview. Our employers recruit apprentices from within our full time construction programmes only.

Course Info

Subject Area
Course Type
James Watt College

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will identify any relevant entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications, trainability tests, or other criteria however, for entry onto this apprenticeship, applicants must have GCSE’s in English and maths at grade C/4 and above.

Delivery and Assessment

Delivery carried out in the classroom and workshop over a 4 year period on a day release from work. Assessment will be carried out primarily in the workplace to assess and measure competence at a range of tasks. This will be completed in the final fourth year of the apprenticeship along with the end point assessment which will be carried out as an AM2s test. You will be required to achieve the Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification.


By the end of the apprenticeship the candidate will have satisfied the requirements for registration as Eng Tech by the Engineering Council. On completion you could look to continue on with design courses, HNC in Electrical Engineering, or full time employment in the sector.

Career Opportunities

  • Contract Managers
  • Installation Designer
  • Self-employed