With the skills you gain as an electrotechnical apprentice, you can go on to specialise in an amazing range of careers. Here’s just a few:
Smart buildings – designing and installing systems that make buildings more efficient, by using intelligent lighting, power consumption and communication.
Energy generation and distribution – connecting power generation plants to the UK’s electricity distribution networks, working on power line communication systems to ensure networks link up and talk to each other.
Electrical design and installation – whether it’s your home, the local supermarket, Olympic stadiums or the Glastonbury festival – almost every building or structure needs some form or light and power and you’ll be helping to make sure they run smoothly.
Data telecommunications – helping people across the world talk to each other and stay connected to the internet via things like data centres, ICT systems and fibre optic cables that have to travel through land, air and sea.
Advanced manufacturing – using cutting edge technology and circuits to improve how things are made
Take a look at some of our example career profiles to find out more…
You can also read some real life examples of people already working in the electrical and electronic industries…