Progression Routes in the Electrical Industry Professional Recognition for Electricians


Progression Routes

Once you’ve completed your apprenticeship there are lots of electrical and electrotechnical career opportunities if you’d like to progress.

With core electrotechnical skills under your belt, you can explore the different careers routes that are available to you. Here are just some of the roles you’ll find across the industry:

Project Engineer | Design Engineer | Quantity Surveyor | Contract Manager | Commissioning Engineer | Director | Technician | Electrician | Datacomms Specialist | Estimator | Consulting Engineer | and more…

Take a look at some of the Career Options and Specialisms across the industry

You’ve got the option to branch out into some of the specialist areas across the industry, which increasingly have their own apprenticeships, training structures and career paths. Options include:

  • Data Communications / Network Cabling
  • Building Controls
  • Fire and Security
  • Cabling & Jointing

You can carry on earning while you learn, with qualifications such as HNDs, Degrees and Master’s Degrees all available in different areas such as Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electrical Power Engineering, Telecommunications and much more.

Higher-level academic qualifications such as HNC and HNDs could form part of your career development plan with your employer. It’s important to discuss further qualifications with your employer before deciding how you want to progress.

If you’d like to run your own business one-day – that’s possible too! Many of the company owners and managing directors you’ll see across the electrical industry today started out as an apprentice.

You may also want to be recognised for your skills and achievements by becoming professionally registered as an Engineering Technician, Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer.