This role will give you the experience of working on a busy construction site. Capturing the knowledge and experience of a qualified electrician to understand the trade, your daily tasks will include, but not limited to installation, maintenance and repair of electrical services.

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

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9 a day, Hours may vary depending on sites. Hours will be agreed with manager at recruitment stage.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As an Electrician Apprentice you will work alongside an experienced tradesperson to gain experience in the following areas:

  • 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

The training you will be getting

  • You will work towards Installation & Maintenance Electrical Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard, this will be delivered by East Surrey College on block release
  • Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification, (Installation) or (Maintenance)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Wates offer a wide range of career progression opportunities including further qualifications on completion of the apprenticeship
  • Permanent position for the right candidate

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Team working, Physical fitness, Good time keeping, Health & Safety conscious


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's including Maths & English (Grade 4/C and above) Desired

Things to consider

You will be required to work outdoors/indoors and sometimes working at height. Driving licence is not necessary but would be an advantage.

About the employer

The Wates Group was established in 1897 and is one of the leading privately owned construction, development and property services companies in the UK. We employ almost 4.000 people, working with a range of clients and partners from across the public and private sectors At Wates we are proud to be a family-owned business, small enough to recognise and support great talent, yet big enough to challenge and inspire our people through amazing multi-million-pound projects.




Town Hall, The Create Building

The Boulevard


RH10 1UZ

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Installation and maintenance electrician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2024