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Electrical Installation Apprenticeship

Looking for an Electrician apprenticeship in Kent? Earn while you learn at MidKent College.

Train to be an electrician and apply your skills in a challenging, exciting and in-demand career sector that has personal and financial benefits. As an apprentice electrician working towards specialist qualifications, you’ll undertake electrical installations using a variety of wiring systems in domestic and industrial or commercial premises.

On completion of the advanced electrical apprenticeship, you will be graded as an electrician by the joint industry board. You will also learn excellent communication and organisation skills and how to work as part of a team. 

What will I learn?

Throughout your Electrical apprenticeship you’ll learn a wide range of theoretical, practical and personal skills to aid your career progression in the industry. You’ll be taught about the installation and maintenance of power systems, lighting, electrical machinery, electrical motors and any other major electrotechnical equipment.

You’ll learn the theory of electrical science and craft, and about health and safety wiring regulations. We’ll also improve your communication and teamwork skills, vital for working on-site.

Additionally, you’ll study English and maths at a level suitable for you. All construction tradespeople will need to be able to order stock, measure distances and communicate effectively with their customers.

How will I be assessed?

Your dedicated training officer will assess your learning through continuous assessments, and online and phase-end tests in addition to practical installations on and off-site. You’ll also complete English and maths qualifications at a level to suit you.

What will I get from an Electrical apprenticeship?

  • A nationally recognised qualification
  • GCSEs in English and maths (dependent on previous level of qualification)
  • Relevant and applicable industry experience
  • Once fully qualified, electricians can earn on average£18,000-42,000 per year.*

How much do apprentices earn?

Employers must provide their apprentices with a contract of employment for a minimum of 30 hours per week, which should include your attendance at College. The National Apprenticeship Minimum Wage is £3.50 per hour, but this can be increased at the discretion of your employer. Find out more about the National Minimum Wage here

What careers are available?

  • Electrician
  • Highways system electrician
  • Machine technician
  • Site manager
  • Electrical engineer.

Why choose MidKent College?

An Electrician apprenticeship with MidKent College will equip you with all of the skills you need to become a qualified electrician. Our apprenticeship advisers can also help you to find an apprenticeship vacancy with a local employer – check out the latest vacancies available now.

We work with trusted local electricians to ensure that what you learn on your apprenticeship is relevant, up-to-date and accurate.

Find out more

Apply for local vacancies here.

How much do electricians get paid?

Qualified electricians can expect to earn on average £18,000 a year, with more specialised experienced engineers earning up to £42,000.*

Is there demand for electricians?

Whether you’re self employed, working for a specialised company or part of a facilities department, the public and private sectors will always need electricians. If anything, with a growing reliance on technology, computers and electrical systems, more positions are likely for trained electricians in the future! You could also take your learning further, and specialise, which will increase your salary potential.

How do I apply for an apprenticeship?

Choose the level of Electrician apprenticeship that is most appropriate to you from the selection of programmes above. A level 2 apprenticeship is approximately equivalent to GCSE, level 3 to A level and level 4 to degree level. Select “Apply online”, register your email address and then complete the required details.

You’ll need to meet set entry requirements, and we’ll invite you in for an interview, and possibly an assessment, depending on the level. But it’s nothing to worry about! We welcome applicants from those who already have an employer willing to sponsor them, as well as helping those looking for employment. You can view local apprenticeship vacancies here.

We also offer Electrical Installation study programmes here.

Contact us

Need helping finding an employer or applying for an apprenticeship? Contact our apprenticeship advisers today by email or by phoning 01634 383322.

Not sure if an apprenticeship is for you? Contact our careers team today.


*https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/job-profiles/electrician