Apprentice Electrician - Cumbria/Whitehaven NG BAILEY GROUP LIMITED

We have exciting opportunities for enthusiastic people to join our Engineering Division working on Strategic Projects. You will be based at Sellafield where you will learn from the industry’s best, as part of your training and development you well also be given the opportunity to gain experience on everything from office; hospitals to universities.

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

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, working hours are 7am to 5pm, shift dependent on the project.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Install electrical services (e.g. wiring systems, lighting, sockets, fire alarms, emergency lighting & heating controls)
  • Read and understand engineering drawings, wiring and circuit diagrams
  • Inspect and test electrical installations
  • Diagnose and rectify faults on a range of circuits and equipment 
  • Use small hand tools such as hammers and saws
  • Operate electrical tools such as grinders
  • Install the systems needed for wiring and cables such as brackets and containment lay, pull and string cables. 

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

  • You will train at one of the top performing colleges or training providers in the country
  • Level 3 - Installation electrician / maintenance electrician apprenticeship standard
  • Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification, (Installation) or (Maintenance).
  • Block release at a local college 
  • You will regularly attend in house training and development as part of the programme.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Once qualified there is the potential of a permanent position within the company. If you successfully gain a permanent position there are many opportunities to advance your career. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Excellent timekeeping, Are keen to learn, Safety Conscious


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Other Subjects (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Other Subjects (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science based subject (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

- Work indoors, outdoors and occasionally at height - Be prepared for early starts and travel away from home when necessary - Have normal colour vision Due to the location of the role, full enhanced security clearance is required. The role will be pending successful clearance.

About the employer

NG Bailey is the UK's leading independent engineering and services business. Our vision is ‘to be the best – creating exceptional environments for present and future generations’. We work across a variety of sectors within the building and infrastructure industry, our innovative, responsible and forward thinking approach allows us to work on fantastic ground-breaking projects. Our company has two divisions – Engineering and Services, together we bring buildings and infrastructure to life.




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Training provider


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.

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Closing date: today