Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship

  • Job Reference: 00007712-1
  • Date Posted: 19 March 2024
  • Recruiter: JTL
  • Website: https://jtltraining.com/
  • Location: Kent
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Apprenticeship

Job Description

The Installation and Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship has been officially handpicked by the Department for Education (DfE) as one of six ‘gold-standard’ green apprenticeships to mark the King’s coronation. A new coronation emblem has been assigned to the apprenticeship signifying its status as a leading course.

The updated Standard for this apprenticeship came into effect on 4th September 2023, and all ESFA funded apprentices starting from this date will follow this Standard.  The Standard will provide apprentices with the necessary expertise to competently install and connect a wide range of eco-friendly technologies, including training in Electric Vehicle charging techniques, Solar PV installation and battery storage.

Course overview

Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. Electricians might work in both indoor and outdoor settings. Electrical equipment and systems may include switchboards, motors, cables, fuses, thermal relays, fault current protection switches, heating, lighting, air conditioning and metering equipment as well as crime and fire alarm systems and renewable energy technologies. They are able to work on their own proficiently and work without immediate supervision in the most efficient and economical manner.

Entry Requirements

For those starting BEFORE 01 August 2024

 You will need to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths, if you haven’t already achieved these qualifications or equivalent GCSEs. Equivalent GCSEs are grade C or higher or grade 4 or higher.

These qualifications need to be achieved before the End Point Assessment is taken, usually in Year 4 of the apprenticeship.

For those starting ON OR AFTER 01 August 2024
Important notice: our entry requirements are changing for all apprenticeships starts as of 1st August 2024. Find out more.

For apprenticeships funded by the Welsh Government click here

Additional information:

You will need to be aged 16 and over for your employer to benefit from support funding.  If you are 19 or older, your employer may need to put some of their own money towards your studies.

You will need to have been a UK resident for the previous three years, or a national of any European Union (EU) country or European Economic Area (EEA) for the previous three years. This is unless you have an immigration status which exempts you from the three-year residency requirement. Contact JTL for more information about this.

You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still in education, but you need to have left before you can start with us. As a rule of thumb, you must have left compulsory education after the last Friday in June of the academic year in which you are applying.

You will need an employer before you can start an apprenticeship, although you can apply before you’ve arranged one.

If you are colour-blind then you will be unlikely to be accepted for an electrical apprenticeship for health and safety reasons. If you would like to discuss this further please free to contact us.

Delivery and Assessment

The course is delivered via day release over an academic calendar year at a JTL training centre or college partner near you however, some regions may offer block release. This will be discussed with you before you start.

Each apprentice will be allocated a dedicated Training Office to monitor and assess their learning progress throughout their apprenticeship.

There will be an End Point Assessment usually taken in Year 4 of the apprenticeship called the AM2S.

You can view full details of the Standard and the End Point Assessment here.

Why choose JTL

We offer a range of benefits for both apprentices and their employers. 

  • Free starter toolkit for apprentices in their first year*
  • Free study books for apprentices to support with theoretical knowledge
  • Support from a dedicated JTL Training Officer
  • Access to our free recruitment service
  • Practical training in fully equipped and supervised workshops
  • Free advice and support from theElectrical Industries Charity
  • Access to the JIB Registered Electrician Skills Development Fund
  • A JIB Apprentice card
  • Help accessing funds to support with training costs
  • Ofsted have consistently awarded us as a GOOD Provider
  • Our Regional and National Awards which celebrates high achieving apprentices
  • Apprentices will gain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card – to evidence they have the appropriate training and qualifications and are safe to work on construction sites.

**Once you have completed 3 months of your apprenticeship

How much does it cost?

The full training cost for an Electrical Apprenticeship is £20,000 however, as an apprentice you will not be required to pay anything towards your apprenticeship other than any travel costs you may incur getting to and from your employer’s workplace.

For employers there is no cost for hiring an apprentice aged 16 to 18years. If you recruit an apprentice aged 19 or over then the costs are 5 percent of the full cost of the apprenticeship (e.g. £1000 over 4 years).

For apprentice wages, JTL recommend that employers follow the JIB pay rates but that may not be what you agree with your employer. As a minimum, you need to be paid the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices as specified by the government.

Please note: Apprentices who are aged between 16 and 24 years old, and who have been in local authority care are eligible to receive a bursary. This payment is paid directly to eligible apprentices via JTL. It can only be received once by an individual care leaver. For apprentices starting their apprenticeship on or after 1 August 2023, the bursary will be £3,000. It is payable in instalments over the first year of the apprenticeship.