Without electricity we’d have no way of using everyday devices. We’d have no television, no fridge and no way to charge our mobiles or tablets. Our lives would be very different to what we’re used to. This is why there’s a need for people with specialist knowledge in electrical installation. Studying for an apprenticeship in electrical installation can help you be part of one of Scotland’s most dynamic industries.
The apprenticeship offers the chance to learn a variety of skills. You’ll learn how to install and maintain electrical systems across a variety of sites, such as hospitals, stadiums and housing projects. You can get involved in the construction of control equipment and learn how to use it safely. You’ll also work with the latest technology, which includes advanced data-cabling and fibre optic systems.
The skills you learn during the apprenticeship can help you with a range of jobs. You could become a project manager and coordinate a new building site. Or you could design state-of-the-art equipment as an electronic engineer.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 7.
Your qualification includes:
SVQ in Electrical Installation at SCQF Level 7
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
Install and maintain electrical systems
Work with electric equipment in a safe environment
Repair electrical systems
Work with the latest electrical technology
Carry out best health and safety practices
Develop strong relationships with your colleagues
You will also develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other jobs such as estimator and sales engineer.
This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a range of options. Carry on your studies with an electrical installation degree or graduate to a full-time job.
Further education: Continue your education with relevant electrical degree. Your experience will support your university application.
Straight to work: Use the knowledge you have gained to help you find a job in the electricity industry. Several have been listed:
There are no set entry requirements for this apprenticeship.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Modern Apprenticeship will take between 3 and 5 years to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.