About Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a job where you’ll also carry out training to industry standards. It’s all about earning while you learn, gaining a nationally-recognised qualification and developing technical skills to set you off to the best start in your career.

During your apprenticeship, you’ll train with a college or training provider (off-the-job training), but also importantly with your employer in the office and onsite (on-the-job training). The whole training programme will take around four years to complete.

At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll need to complete what’s called an ‘end-point assessment’ which puts all of your learning and skills to the test.

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IFATE) publishes ‘apprenticeship standards’ for England, which map out a profile of each apprenticeship and shows what knowledge and skills you’ll need in the workplace.

You can view electrotechnical apprenticeship standards on the IFATE website:

In Scotland, electrical installation apprentices will be following the Modern Apprenticeship framework