Electrical apprenticeships are all about earning while you learn and investing in your future. Electrical apprentices work towards nationally recognised qualifications and spend the rest of their time developing technical skills and ‘on-the-job’ knowledge with an employer in their chosen industry.

If you’re 16-18, apprenticeships are funded by the Government. They won’t cost you a penny.

But to make sure you do well in your training and learning, you’ll need a good standard of Maths and English.

Once you complete your apprenticeship, it’s likely that you’ll stay with your existing employer and progress from there. The skills and qualifications you achieve during an apprenticeship are transferable and they can help you throughout your career.

You’ll be supported throughout your apprenticeship and encouraged to take on varied tasks and pick up new skills, giving you the opportunity to prove yourself to your employer.

Once qualified, the sky’s the limit – you may stay within your current role and progress through the ranks. Take a look at our Career Profiles to see just some of the careers you could do with an electrotechnical apprenticeship as a foundation. If you want to branch out, there’s a whole world of other opportunities and areas you can move into – look at our ‘How Can I Develop’ page for more info.

Training Provider JTL has drawn together some excellent answers to some of the common questions around apprenticeships – visit their website to find out more. There’s also a section with specific Q&As for parents.