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Electrical Installation

Want to be an electrician? With an electrotechnical apprenticeship, you can gain the skills you need to do so and earn while you learn!

With a skills shortage in the UK and demand for electricians at an all time high, there's never been a better time than now to get into the industry.

Electricians come in many different forms - you could find yourself working as a domestic electrician, completing small jobs around homes or you could train be a professional electrical installer, responsible for the design and fitting of electrics throughout a building.

The role you do and the training you receive will depend upon the apprenticeships available and the person who employs you. Regardless of which route you take, you'll receive authentic, practical training actually doing the work of an electrician, work towards qualifications and you'll also receive an apprenticeship wage while training to be an electrician.

Once your apprenticeship is completed, you can move onto further courses or find work with many different organisations throughout the UK who are looking for skilled electrotechnical workers.

Important Information about Electrical Apprenticeships

Electrical apprenticeships are considered to be a level 3 apprenticeship, also known as advanced level.

Those who complete these apprenticeships either generally have a relevant level 2 qualification already and/or are currently working for an electrician. You'll likely complete your electrical apprenticeship at level 3 while also being employed, gradually completing elements over a four year period.

If you do not have any qualifications already, consider taking courses at East Durham College first before considering an apprenticeship in the electrical sector.

Apprenticeship Vacancies

Please check out the live Apprenticeship vacancies below that are currently being advertised with some great organisations we are working with.

If you haven’t used the www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk before you must create an account to apply. Creating an account allows you to:

  • apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • track your apprenticeship applications
  • receive alerts about new apprenticeships

To find out more information, please call the Apprenticeship Team on 0191 518 5508 or email apprenticeships@eastdurham.ac.uk.

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Latest vacancies

Peer Apprentice Liaison and Diversion

HUMANKIND CHARITY
Middlesbrough Police Station, Zetland Road, Middlesbrough TS1 1EG
Posted
We have an exciting opportunity to join our Liaison and Diversion Team as a Peer Apprentice, based at Middlesbrough. The successful candidate will help improve the lives of people with vulnerabilities as they go through the custody and court process. You will work as part of a team to provide support/guidance to engage with relevant services.
Course Route
Care services
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
30.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE

Early Years Apprentice

Pelton Community Primary School
Pelton Community Primary School, Ouston Lane, Chester Le Street DH2 1EZ
Posted
To provide a high standard of care for children attending Pelton Federation EYFS. The successful applicant should be a positive role model and an enthusiastic individual who holds a similar passion for inspiring early years learning. We are looking for a good communicator and someone who has a true desire in wanting to work with children.
Course Route
Education and childcare
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
35.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE

Manufacturing Apprentice

TWR TRADE FRAMES LIMITED
3-4 WHITEHOUSE WAY, SOUTH WEST INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, PETERLEE SR8 2RA
Posted
TWR Tradeframes Ltd is a family owned business and one of the UK’s leading aluminium trade fabricators manufacturing and assembling aluminium bi-folding doors. They are looking for 2 apprentices to join their team, who will work alongside the Production Manager to gain experience and knowledge of fabrication and manufacturing techniques.
Course Route
Engineering and manufacturing
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
40.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE