An apprenticeship is a great way of earning a wage whilst gaining the knowledge, skills and experience that you need to progress in your career.
This Advanced Level Apprenticeship covers the installation, maintenance and repair of electrotechnical equipment – from installing electrical systems inside a new building to maintaining machinery on a production line.
This apprenticeship is ideal for you if you’re currently working as or would like to work as a:
The electrotechnical industry plays a key role in other sectors – e.g. construction, engineering, manufacturing – and electricians use specialist skills to tackle a variety of projects.
As an Apprentice, you’ll work as an electrotechnical operative, specialising in one of four areas. You could learn how to build control panels for lighting, heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems or you could focus on finding faults and fixing them in a range of machinery. You could focus on the installation and maintenance of manufacturing systems or you could learn to test and service a range of electromechanical equipment.
Industrial electricians can be employed by many different organisations: electrical contractors, companies that provide a range of electrical and electronic services, specialist operators, and even local authorities. The industry carries out projects like wiring new shopping centres or sports stadiums; and installing CCTV systems.
Because this is an Advanced Level Apprenticeship, Apprentices will be expected to have strong practical skills and advanced abilities. You’ll need to be able to follow technical drawings and understand health and safety regulations.
What do Employers get out of Apprenticeships?
Employers have identified a skills shortage in this area. Apprenticeships are also popular with employers as Apprenticeships offer them the opportunity to train new or existing members of staff to understand and support the unique requirements of their business.
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The selection process will include a basic Initial Assessment and an in depth interview during which your suitability, commitment and interest for the programme will be determined.
To be accepted onto the programme you must have achieved GCSE grades C or above in Maths and English or Level 1 in Functional Skills Maths and English or equivalent. If you have attained these grades it may give you an exemption from the functional skills components of the framework however if you do not have the required grades, additional support will be provided to bring you up to the required level dependant on your initial assessment results.
The suitability of your employer will also be determined before you are accepted onto the programme.
Your employer will need to demonstrate that they have the necessary Health and Safety arrangements in place to satisfy legislative requirements, and that they are able to provide you with the full range of work to successfully complete the Apprenticeship framework.
How do you become an Apprentice?
You might already be employed but if not, we may be able to help you find a suitable vacancy. View the Apprenticeships we currently have available at: www.walsallcollege.ac.uk/jobs/show/apprenticeship-jobs
• Register on an appropriate Certification Scheme
• Progress to relevant Level 4/5 qualifications e.g. Building Services Engineering Technology & Project Management or Foundation Degree in Engineering
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