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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

Manufacturing Apprentice

BERGER CLOSURES LTD
5 DOXFORD DRIVE, SOUTH WEST INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, PETERLEE SR8 2RL
Posted
Berger Closures are looking for an apprentice who is hardworking, committed and motivated. The role will involve working in production on a welding machine, and also cleaning and maintaining the machine. The is the opportunity for progression within the company for the right candidate.
Course Route
Engineering and manufacturing
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
40.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
East Durham College

Administrator Apprentice Quality Assurance Department

PRIMA CHEESE LTD
13 PARTNERSHIP COURT, SEAHAM GRANGE IND EST, SEAHAM, CO DURHAM SR7 0PX
Posted
We have an immediate opening for an exciting position in our Quality Assurance team. Prima Cheese Ltd is based in Seaham, County Durham and we are now looking for a QA Admin Apprentice who will support the QA department in the general administration duties.
Course Route
Business and administration
Start date
Duration
18 Months
Hours per week
37.50
Apprenticeship Level
Advanced
Provider
East Durham College

Receptionist / Administration Apprenticeship

PRIMA CHEESE LTD
13 PARTNERSHIP COURT, SEAHAM GRANGE IND EST, SEAHAM, CO DURHAM SR7 0PX
Posted
We have an immediate opening for an exciting position in our Administration team. Prima Cheese Ltd is based in Seaham, County Durham and we are now looking for an Admin Apprentice who will support the Admin Assistant in the general reception and office duties.
Course Route
Sales, marketing and procurement
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
37.50
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
East Durham College