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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

Early Years Apprentice

Edmondsley 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

Adult Care Worker Apprentice

SECOND TO NONE CARE LTD
BOWDEN COURT, ST JOHNS ROAD, MEADOWFIELD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, DURHAM DH7 8RE
Posted
If you are a caring compassionate person, Second to None Care want to hear from you. This adult care worker apprenticeship will entail providing day-to-day care for the elderly, ill, disabled, and other people who aren't able to take care of themselves.
Course Route
Care services
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
36.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE

Early Years / Childcare Apprenticeship

Tots 'R' Us Nursery
STOCKTON ROAD, SEAHAM SR7 8DX
Posted
If you love working with children, look no further! Tots 'R' Us are recruiting an apprentice to work effectively as part of a team, providing care for children, age 2 to 5 years. Providing a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children accessing the nursery.
Course Route
Education and childcare
Start date
Duration
15 Months
Hours per week
30.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE