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Want a career as an electrician?

The Electrical Careers website has been created by the electrical industry to help you to make informed choices about your training and career progression.

On the site, you’ll find information on the industry, the opportunities and importantly the correct training routes you should follow.

There are no short cuts to becoming a qualified electrician. You’ll need real, on-site work experience so you can put your learning into practice. You may see intensive courses that claim to qualify you as an electrician over a short period of time, but we strongly recommend against this. Read our advice on making sure you’re doing the right electrical training.

Electrical Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is the preferred route into the electrical industry. You’ll earn while you learn and train to industry standards, building your skills and knowledge over time. In England, apprenticeship funding is available for all ages.

The electrical industry presents a whole host of opportunities. From electrician to Chartered Engineer, with an electrical apprenticeship under your belt you can move up the career ladder and, if you wish, progress into a variety of specialist areas such as fire and security, network cabling, data communications and building energy management systems.

Take a look at our videos from electrical apprentices, design engineers and business owners talking about how they got into the industry and how an electrical apprenticeship benefitted them.