Could this be the best way into this exciting industry for you?
Well the answer to this question is yes, absolutely yes, training to become an electrician via an apprenticeship scheme is a fantastic way to learn all the ropes regarding your chosen trade. You’ll be trained up by an expert in their field who would have gained years worth of knowledge and skills that will be passed down for you to gain too.
The apprenticeship will be divided into two sections one being the time you’ll spend out and about working with your boss and the other time is spent in the classroom where you’ll be learning all the theory that comes with the electrician industry.
We desperately need qualified electricians in this country but it’s not just here though they are desperately need all over the world which is very exciting because you’ll know that once you are fully qualified you can work anywhere in the world and that they will fully appreciate your skills and knowledge.
It’s such a fantastic opportunity getting on an electrician apprenticeship scheme but sadly it’s not available for all, you see there are limited spaces available each year and the trouble is everyone wanting to enter into the construction industry usually tries their hardest to get on an apprenticeship scheme before they try another route if they fail.
As I mentioned previously your time is split between practical and theory, the theory sides of training will be at your local college or training centre.
This is such a great opportunity as you’ll be meeting and greeting with many people including tradesmen, suppliers and construction workers, these people will help you greatly in the future when you begin your own career as an electrician. Once you successfully complete your apprenticeship you will become a fully qualified electrician and would then gain your NVQ Level 3.
The money’s good too and don’t forget the holidays!
As an apprentice you’re fully entitled to at least the minimum wage which is currently £2.73 per hour. These figures are mainly for those aged between 16 and 18 and those who are over 19 and have completed their first year as an apprentice.
You’ll have to work a minimum of 30 hours a week as an apprentice and you’re paid for each of these hours. You’re also paid while you carry out other training that’s also part of your overall apprenticeship.
Apprentices are fully entitled to holidays too, so you will be entitled to at least twenty paid holiday days per year and also any bank holidays too.
So there you have it as you can see becoming an apprentice is a fantastic route into this exciting industry with so much potential for your future. As I said earlier sadly it’s an opportunity that not many will ever get the chance to take because of the huge demand for them and the limited spaces available each year. However if you do happen to become one of the lucky ones then just go for it, I’m sure you will never regret it!
More info: www.jtltraining.com/apprenticeships