Installation and Maintenance
Electrician Apprenticeship

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Course overview

This four year course will develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of electrical installation.

You will complete (or have completed on entry) six Built Environment core units as well as trade specific modules.

Core units include:

  • Introduction to the built environment
  • Introduction to the trades in the construction sector
  • The built environment life cycle
  • Employability
  • Health and safety
  • Emerging technology.

The trade specific modules are:

  • Installation of enclosures for electrical cables, conductors and wiring systems
  • Understanding how to install and connect electrical cables, conductors and wiring systems
  • Inspecting, testing and commissioning electrical systems
  • Identifying and rectifying electrical faults.

Course Facts

Course Length

Entry Requirements

Course Length

Usually 4 years. If you already have some qualifications in electrical engineering, the length of the course may be shorter.

Entry Requirements

For apprenticeships funded by the Welsh Government

To receive funding from the Welsh government you will need to:

  • be aged 16+ currently working in the trade area
  • have passed all relevant sector specific entry assessment (where appropriate)
  • have achieved one or more of the following (or recognised equivalent):
    – Foundation in Construction and the Built Environment qualification at Level 2
    – Progression in Building Services Engineering qualification at Level 2
    – Welsh Baccalaureate National Diploma
    – GCSE grade A-C in each of the following:- a communication subject, maths and either a science or technical-based subject (e.g. Design & Technology,    Electronics etc)
    – GCSE grade A-C in WJEC GCSE Built Environment
    – Level 2 ‘Access to Building Services Engineering’ qualification


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 unable to apply for an electrical apprenticeship due to health and safety reasons.

For apprenticeships funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) in England visit here

Delivery and Assessment

The course is delivered via day release over an academic calendar year at a college partner near you however, some regions may offer block release. Your dedicated JTL Training Officer will be able to advise you.

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 more details of the apprenticeship framework:

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
  • 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.

Equality & Diversity

JTL is committed to equality and diversity for all. We want to establish a culture of equality and diversity so that all applicants, apprentices, employers, sub-contractors and staff have the opportunity to work in and towards an environment that is non-discriminatory.

Equality and Diversity

Career progression

Fully qualified electrical apprentices can progress into roles such as supervising an apprentice, other supervisory roles, project management, owning and managing their own business, advanced engineering design and planning, teaching or training others.

As a fully qualified electrician you can go on to earn over £34k per year (£34,959)*

*Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2022 provisional data complied by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Data is published annually in November.



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“My previous experience provides me with the advantage of being able to effectively bridge the gap between apprentices and employers, bringing a well-rounded perspective to the role.”

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“At Redrow, we are always looking for new routes in which we can be more sustainable and have found that this is a topic that the JTL apprentices have been very passionate about.

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"There have been some challenges thrown at me on my journey to becoming qualified, such as moving to online learning during the global pandemic. However, these challenges have made achieving my goal feel like an even greater accomplishment and have made me grateful for the ongoing support I received from my JTL Training Officer along the way."

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Thomas Turner

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“If you’re interested in an apprenticeship, I would definitely recommend it. You need to be prepared for hard work, but you can grow skills quickly and progress if you’re willing to put the effort in.” 


How to apply


Complete online application form


Pass our JTL initial assessment


Take an electrical colour blind test with a qualified Optician


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