Installation Electrician And Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship DARKE & TAYLOR LIMITED

You will be working alongside qualified Electrical Engineers, who will teach both the practical and theoretical applications needed to become a qualified Engineer. The successful candidate could be working onsite between Oxford and London. They must be able to get to a pick point to get a lift to sites.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £5.73 an hour during work days and £5.04 an hour for college days.

  • Working week

    Shift patterns to be discussed with the employer.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will start off with basic tasks, such as, handling tools, fetching material and assisting with cable pulling for example, but as time goes by, will undertake more complex tasks and will at times be set independent work to complete, which will be checked by senior staff onsite.

The electrical contracting industry is part of the construction industry and therefore electricians are generally responsible for the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical services, both inside and outside buildings and structures such as houses, hospitals, schools, factories and shops etc.

However, all electricians will have a broad range of similar technical knowledge and practical skills to enable them to carry out their work safely and correctly.

Some of the things that an electrician will be expected to do are:

  • Install, maintain and repair electrical services (e.g. lighting, sockets, fire alarms, emergency lighting and heating controls)
  • Work indoors and outdoors and be prepared to sometimes work at height
  • Work with little or no supervision, relying on their own initiative
  • Be prepared to travel away from home
  • Develop good working relationships with people
  • Read both building and engineering drawings
  • Understand wiring and circuit diagrams
  • Select (within limits) materials and equipment
  • Inspect and test electrical installations
  • Diagnose and rectify faults on a range of circuits and equipment
  • Write reports

As you can see, the job of the electrician is varied and interesting and can offer a challenging career. Consequently, the training programme that you will be following as a JTL apprentice has been designed to help you by meeting and delivering training to these standards and expectations.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

The apprentice will be expected to work with our Training provider (JTL) to document and record all work-based activities to evidence their progression towards gaining the technical qualifications required. D&T will also continuously monitor your performance to ensure the required standards and being met and the apprentice can keep progressing to the next stage in there learning. The apprentice will also attend a training centre in Culham, Oxfordshire every 4 weeks for 1 week blocks in the first 2 years and in the 3rd and 4th year you will attend college for a few days during the year and will be expected to compile an evidence folder to show the JTL assessors that you can perform your role. Once the above is completed a final exam will be taken called the AM2 Practical exam. Once this is passed you will become a Qualified Electrical Engineer.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once you have completed your Apprenticeship and have qualified as a Electrical Engineer you will be experienced in the following areas:

  • Qualifications in BTEC Level 3 in Electrotechnical
  • ECS Gold card holder
  • 18th Edition certified
  • The installation, inspection, testing and commissioning of electrical systems, devices, appliances and equipment in domestic, industrial, commercial, leisure and agricultural buildings, structures and environments
  • Electrical scientific principles and technologies
  • Design and installation practices and procedures
  • Terminations and connections of conductors
  • Inspection, testing and commissioning
  • Fault diagnosis and rectification
  • An understanding of the Requirements of BS7671
  • Principles of high-quality customer service and the needs of others
  • Apply health and safety and environmental legislation working practices

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C or 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C or 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

Please create a JTL Applicant account or logon and take the assessment You must ensure you load an up-to-date copy of your CV to your JTL profile. Having transport to pick up points and the training centre in Culham is essential. · You cannot be colour blind, so a test at the Optician will be needed to evidence this. · Will be expected to purchase basic tools when the Apprenticeship starts.

About the employer

D&T has been operating from its Oxfordshire base for over 60 years, providing unbroken service to its clients, including during the recent COVID crisis. In a recent award ceremony, we were described as “an old-fashioned family firm but with modern values” which we feel reflects our dedication to both our staff and our customers, combined with a progressive and innovative way of working. A large percentage of our staff and directors have come up through the ranks, via our award-winning apprenticeship scheme, and we consider that our commitment to training and career development is second to none.




Radiant House 11 Blenheim Office Park

Fenlock Road

Long Hanborough

OX29 8LN

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Training provider



Beverley Turner

0800 085 2308

Apprenticeship standard

Installation electrician and maintenance electrician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Jun 2023