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Electronics (Level 3) apprenticeship

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As an electronic apprentice you will spend your first year of training producing a number of electronic projects. These projects will help you to develop your skills and knowledge in basic electronic theory, components, basic circuit design, circuit construction and reporting.

What does a typical day look like?

Some of the skills you will develop in the academy includes:


• Timer circuits
• Power supplies
• Logic circuits
Throughout your apprenticeship you will attend a number of lectures designed to increase your knowledge and understanding of further electronic theory, these include:
• Component recognition
• Component characteristics
• Circuit calculations
• Semi-conductor theory
• Fault finding techniques
• Testing and measuring

Comparable skills/interests

Have you ever looked at your phone, games console or WiFi Router and wondered, what’s inside and how does it work?

Are you interested in?

  • Arduino or Robotics
  • Understanding how all things electronic work
  • Designing and building electronic circuits
  • Use of electronic test equipment for fault finding, maintenance and repair of circuits and systems
  • Learning about the Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Analogue and Digital electronics

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

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

Duration of apprenticeship: 3-4 years

Starting salary: £10,500 

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