Apprentice Electrician DERBY HOMES LIMITED

We are looking to recruit an Apprentice Electrician to work alongside our experienced repair operatives in various teams. You will learn a range of skills and gain a great deal of on the job experience throughout your apprenticeship, installing, maintaining and repairing electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments to the required standard.

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Closing date: 11 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    National Minimum Wage, depending on the candidate's age.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday – 8am to 4pm Friday – 8am to 3.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will:

  • Undertake a period of training to acquire the skills to be able to install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments to the required standard
  • Electricians might work in both indoor and outdoor settings
  • Electrical equipment and systems may include switchboards, motors, cables, fuses, thermal relays, fault current protection switches, heating, lighting, air conditioning and metering equipment as well as crime and fire alarm systems and renewable energy technologies
  • Learn how to set out jobs from drawings and specifications
  • Work within various repair teams and shadow other operatives
  • Complete a weekly timesheet and other paperwork associated with your role
  • At all times, wear appropriate personal protective clothing and equipment relative to the task
  • Attend all college and training courses and progressing through and applying the learning, training and experience
  • Comply with all health and safety policies and procedures, using and safely operating a range of tools associated with your job role
  • Participate in Derby Homes Performance Review Scheme
  • Undertake any additional duties commensurate with the apprentice post

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

  • Installation Electrician and Maintenance Electrician level 3
  • One day at DCG and the rest of the week at the workplace

Candidates will be required to achieve the Level 3 Electrotechnical qualification, (Installation) or (Maintenance).

Apprentices without level 2 English and mathematics will need to achieve this level prior to completion of their apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is no guarantee of a permanent position at the end of the apprenticeship, however, opportunities and vacancies will arise which apprentices can apply for. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Electrical interest


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

All new Trade Operative posts from February 2018 are to be advertised as clean shaven with the exception of faith or religious beliefs which require the individual to have facial hair or prevent shaving OR employee has a skin condition or other medical reason why they cannot shave. This must be supported by a letter from a GP or other medical practitioner.” Opportunity to join Local Government Pension Scheme, Cycle to Work scheme, reduced gym membership and college travel expenses will be reimbursed. If we are interested in taking your application further, you will receive an email from a derby college email address Please make sure that you check your inbox as well as your spam/junk folders so you do not miss out on the opportunity to apply. We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the specified closing date should we receive sufficient applications. In order to avoid missing an opportunity to apply please submit your application as early as possible.

About the employer

Derby Homes Limited is an arm's length management organisation (ALMO) created by Derby City Council to manage, maintain and improve its council houses and estates. The organisation is non-profit making and it does not pay dividends to any shareholders. It is 100% owned and controlled by Derby City Council. Our mission statement is "High quality services for people, homes and communities."




839 London Road



DE24 8UZ

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Training provider



Amy Hitch

Apprenticeship standard

Installation electrician and maintenance electrician

Level 3 (A level)

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