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How Does Electrical Apprenticeship Work

Electrician apprenticeships are a terrific way to start your career while learning a trade. There is a wide range of electrician Apprenticeships available around the UK; if you want to learn more about electrician Apprenticeships and choose the one that is best for you, keep reading…

How does electrical apprenticeship work?

Apprenticeships in electrical engineering combine academic study with practical on-the-job training, enabling you to gain various skills, experience, and industry-specific qualifications. 

Do you wish to work but also further your education? Why choose between the two when you can do both with an apprenticeship? Electrician apprenticeships are a fun way to learn and grow, and there are various ways to progress. 

Electricians are in charge of maintaining, repairing, and operating electrical systems and networks. You’ll learn the procedures you’ll need to follow to do your work safely and competently. As an apprentice, you will learn directly from seasoned specialists, helping you acquire critical abilities.

How will I learn? 

An electrical apprenticeship is divided into three parts: Knowledge Units (in-centre teaching), Performance Units (on-the-job portfolio), and a final AM2 test (2-day assessment)

You may be given block release training in addition to standard day release. This means that you will most likely attend a training college for two weeks before returning to work for two weeks every 30 weeks or one week every 16 months.

Apprentices must be compensated for their labour and training time by their employers.

In addition to training, you will be assessed at work (usually over 3-4 years). Your employer will be required to meet the framework’s aims and goals, collect evidence of your efforts and construct a portfolio that can be evaluated.

It will typically take 3-4 years to complete the framework and get the full NVQ qualification.

Updated on September 1, 2022

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