Apprentice Electrical Panel Builder A F SWITCHGEAR LIMITED

These roles are well suited to candidates who have an interest in engineering and are committed to beginning a career in this sector. Upon successful completion of you apprenticeship there could be the opportunity to pursue engineering, supervisory or sales opportunities within the company.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    08:00 – 16:00, Monday to Friday. This includes 2 x 15 minute paid breaks per day.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    16 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    11 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Learn how to read and interpret technical drawings and
    • Be trained on how to assemble a range of control
    • Learn how to inspect and test components.
    • Learn how to maintain control panels, machines and
    • Learn about the wiring of panels and how to diagnose
    and rectify faults.
    • Gain a good understanding of the sector and the
    products and services supplied by AF Switchgear.
    • Attend college and produce work of a high standard.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Engineering Fitter apprenticeship standard, including Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.
  • Tech cert :  This programme includes BTEC Diploma in advanced Manufacturing Engineering.
  • This programme is delivered via a day release delivery model which means that one day per week, your attendance is required at our Engineering campus, NG17. This attendance is required during term time only.
  • You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession.
  • You will experience a blended learning model.
  • You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.
  • At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • This employer is committed to providing further opportunities at higher levels upon successful completion of this programme.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Time management, Smart professional appearance, Self motivated and reliable, Confidence meeting & speaking


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

About the employer

AF Switchgear is one of the UK's largest switchgear manufacturers and set the standard for LV Switchgear and Power Distribution. We have four manufacturing facilities on two sites in Nottinghamshire adjacent to Junction 28 of the M1 giving us transport links all across the country. Our modern design, administration and manufacturing facilities cover over two hectares. Chartered Engineers and dedicated Project Managers to manage every aspect of any contract. We manage every process in house from concept design with end clients and consultants through to commissioning and service.




A F Switchgear Limited

Nunn Brook Road

Sutton In Ashfield

NG17 2HU

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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


Ryan Smith

01623 900479

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering fitter

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

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