How does an electrical apprenticeship work at UK Electrical?

The apprenticeship we offer is the City and Guilds 5357 Electrotechnical Electrical Installation apprenticeship.

We work in partnership with Birmingham Electrical Training to support our apprentices through the scheme.

It takes up to 48 months to complete the apprenticeship. During this time, apprentices work on site, to gain practical skills and experience and attend college on a block-release basis for up to 12 weeks per year.

To qualify, apprentices must:
  • Complete an NVQ logbook in order to achieve NVQ Level 3 in Electrotechnical Installations
  • Pass all stages of the C&G 5357 knowledge units
  • Pass the industry’s own practical performance assessment, the AM2S End Point Assessment

Upon successful completion of the C&G 5357, apprentices qualify to become JIB graded electricians.

Entry requirements:

GCSE Grades 4-9 or A*-C (or equivalent) in Mathematics and English

Timeframe for qualification:
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
NVQ Stage 1 NVQ Stage 2 NVQ Stage 3 NVQ Sign Off
C&G 601

Health and Safety

C&G 705

Preparation & installation of wiring & equipment

C&G 607

Inspection, testing & commissioning

AM2 end point assessment
C&G 602

Environmental technologies

C&G 606

Termination & connecting

C&G 608

Diagnosis and fault correction

C&G 603

Overseeing & organising work

C&G 609

Electrical principals

C&G 604

Planning & selection for an installation

C&G 609

Electrical principals

Am I guaranteed a job at the end of my apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a 3-way contract between training provider, employer and apprentice, once an apprentice qualifies, the contract comes to an end.

At UK Electrical we sit down with our apprentices before the end of their apprenticeship to make a plan for what happens next. More-often-than-not, we offer the apprentice a role as electrician within the business.

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