Guidance

Electrotechnical apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the electrotechnical sector.

This advanced level apprenticeship covers the installation, maintenance and repair of electrotechnical equipment.

Training opportunities

You’ll work as an electrotechnical operative, specialising in one of 4 areas:

  • building control panels for lighting, heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems
  • finding faults and fixing them in a range of machinery
  • installing and maintaining manufacturing systems
  • testing and servicing a range of electromechanical equipment

Industrial electricians can be employed by organisations like:

  • electrical contractors
  • companies that provide a range of electrical and electronic services
  • specialist operators
  • local authorities

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.

Types of apprenticeships

This is an advanced level apprenticeship. You could train in roles like:

  • installation electrician
  • maintenance electrician
  • highway electrical systems service and maintenance electrician
  • highway electrical systems commissioning electrician

Apply for an electrotechnical apprenticeship

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

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