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Consumer electrical and electronic products apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the consumer electrical and electronic products sector.

The consumer electronics industry is focused on installing and maintaining electrical products like washing machines, sound systems, home cinema systems and dishwashers.

Training opportunities

As an apprentice, the nature of your work will depend on your employer’s specialism. This is also the case for work environment, as consumer electricians can work across lots of different sectors including people’s homes, factories and businesses.

There are no minimum entry requirements for these apprenticeships. However you have a better chance of getting a placement if:

  • you have good communication skills
  • are able to demonstrate appropriate English and Maths skills, as paperwork is involved
  • are not colour-blind, as you might have trouble identifying colour coded wires and circuits if you are

Types of apprenticeships

There are 2 types of consumer electrical and electronic products apprenticeships.

Intermediate level apprenticeships

You could train in roles like:

  • consumer electrical and electronic products installer
  • consumer electrical and electronic products module fault repairer

Advanced level apprenticeships

You could train in roles like:

  • consumer electrical and electronic products component faults repairer

Apply for a consumer electrical and electronic products apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education