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Electrical Maintenance (Level 3) apprenticeships


There are numerous electrical maintenance roles on site such as power distribution systems installation, electrical testing and inspection, maintenance on both high and low voltage systems and work on lightning protection systems.

What does a typical day look like?

During your first two years, apprentices train in our Academy environment, this is where you learn all about electrical theory, cabling and wiring infrastructure. You will then go on to individually produce around 20 small projects, where you will be involved in designing, installing, repairing and maintaining electrical systems.  Electrical apprentices are typically trained to an advanced level and this is a three-year scheme.  After 18 months you'll leave the academy to join the qualified trades people on site where you will receive on the job training. Typically this will involve six separate three month placements, which will broaden your electrical knowledge and expose you to the full spectrum of our plant and facilities.

Comparable skills/interests

Electrical Maintenance may appeal to you if you enjoy:
• Understanding how electrical assemblies work
• Understand how high voltage and low voltage systems work
• Testing and inspection activities
• Problem solving and fault finding activities
• Being hands on
• Applying engineering principles into real life scenarios

 Skills required

You'll need to demonstrate:
•  A practical aptitude for engineering or technology
• Computer literacy (PC)
• Excellent team working skills 
• Good communication skills
• Awareness of health and safety
• The ability to follow instructions
• The ability to concentrate for long periods
• A real passion for this type of work 

Entry requirements

Preferably GCSE in Math and English at Grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

Qualifications achieved during your apprenticeship

  • Level 3 Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Technical certificate)
  • Level 2 English, Maths & ICT (Functional Skills) – If required
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Process Safety Awareness Certificate

Duration of apprenticeship: 3-4 years

Starting salary: £10,500