Electrical Installation (Electro technical) Advanced Apprenticeship (Buildings & Structures)
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The electrical contracting industry is part of the construction industry and therefore electricians are generally responsible for the installation of electrical services, both inside and outside buildings and structures such as Stadium, Warehouses, Hotels, Hospitals, Schools, Factories etc.
You will gain a broad range of technical knowledge and practical skills to enable them to carry out their work safely and correctly.
To role will enable you to:
- Assist a skilled Electrician by supplying materials, equipment, and tools at the scene of jobs
- Participate in laying, pulling and stringing cables and in installing full containment systems
- Participate as a trainee in the installation, maintenance, and repair of wiring systems and other electrical fixtures and electric or electronic equipment
- Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service
Some of the things that an apprentice electrician will be expected to do are:
- Perform assigned tasks with a minimum of supervision
- Perform heavy manual labour requiring manual dexterity under varying weather conditions
- Perform physical inventory of materials
- Use calibrated instruments to measure electrical current and voltages
- Draw, interpret and read graphic instructions such as blueprints, schematic drawings, layouts, or other visual aids
- Comprehend and make inferences from written material
- Use common hand tools, such as hammers, saws, screwdrivers, or similar tools
- Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others
- Working from technical plans and drawings in the installation of lighting, sockets and switches and in the maintenance of electrical appliances
- Ensuring the safe use of electrical installations through periodic testing in accordance with health and safety regulations
- Identifying faults and administering repairs to faulty electrical equipment
- Work indoors and outdoors and be prepared to work at height
- Be prepared to travel away from home
- Develop good working relationships with people
- Understand wiring and circuit diagrams
- Inspect and test electrical installations
- Diagnose and rectify faults on a range of circuits and equipment
- Write reports
As you can see, the job of the electrician is varied and interesting and can offer a challenging career.
Consequently, the training programme that you will be following as a JTL apprentice has been designed to help you by meeting and delivering training to these standards and expectations.
Requirements and prospects
- Knowledge and skills are important, and the training is demanding
- Key personal attributes include:
- Good practical skills to work with hand and power tools
- The ability to follow technical drawings and instructions
- A methodical approach to work
- An ability to pay close attention to detail
- A commitment to keep up to date with industry developments
- The ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team
- Good communication skills
- The ability to work at height
- Normal colour vision
- A thorough understanding of safety rules and regulations
The work is quite complex. You need to be reasonably physically fit, have good practical aptitude and be willing to learn.
You must have GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths, English and science.
All candidates must complete the JTL Entry Assessment.
The advertised Apprentice wage will increase yearly or upon completion of progressive stages. After initially qualifying, you could go on to supervisory roles, senior management positions or move into another internal specialist dept
Things to consider
Please note the role will involve travelling across England.
You must ensure you load an up-to-date copy of your CV to your JTL profile in addition to following the application instructions to complete your application for this vacancy.
The JTL Entry Assessment forms an integral part of your application, if you haven’t already taken and passed one you must logon to your JTL account and take the assessment before the closing date.
The JTL Electrical Installation apprenticeship is an advanced apprenticeship at level 3 lasting approximately four years. As a JTL apprentice you’ll be in full-time employment with a local company receiving a good wage from day one.
You’ll spend time learning your trade by gaining practical experience working on-site with your employer, as well as attending a JTL approved college or training centre to learn the theoretical knowledge you will need.
For the advanced apprenticeship, the standard reflects a higher level of competence and knowledge, for electricians, the competence and knowledge elements are combined in a qualification called the ‘Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems & Equipment (Buildings, Structures and the Environment)’
This structure is reflected in the new electrical standard as follows, with ELTOC1 being the industry specific requirement:
- An NVQ at level 3 (the competence part)
- A knowledge-based element at level 3
- Transferable skills at level 2
- Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
- Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)
- Any industry specific requirement
Installation electrician / maintenance electrician
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by JTL
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