Installation and Maintenance Electrician Apprentice South Hams District Council

This Apprenticeship is run in conjunction with South Devon College. You will assist the wider team with managing the repair and upkeep of the properties, and assets, for South Hams and West Devon Councils.

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Closing date: 29 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,313.60 to £22,010.56

    £11.79 - per hour for 18 years old and above. £6.40 - per hour for under 18 year old's. Pension.

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday-Friday (7:30am-3:30pm).

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    15 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The broad purpose of this apprenticeship is to start you on your chosen occupation of electrical engineer. Once your qualifications have been attained, it will enable you to install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial, and residential (including communal outdoor) environments.

  • Advanced Electrical Theory: This delves deeper into electrical principles, covering aspects like advanced circuit theory, fault calculations, and earthing and bonding.
  • Inspection and Testing: You'll learn about the methods and equipment used to inspect and test electrical installations to ensure they comply with safety regulations.
  • Fault Diagnosis and Rectification: This involves developing the ability to identify electrical faults, diagnose their cause, and rectify them safely and effectively.
  • Electrical Systems Design: You'll gain an understanding of electrical system design principles, enabling you to create basic electrical installation designs.
  • Building Regulations: Understanding the relevant building regulations that govern electrical installations in your region is crucial.
  • Health and Safety: Emphasis is placed on adhering to health and safety regulations specific to the electrical industry.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Installation and Maintenance Electrician Certificate.
  • Functional skills if required
  • Training will be provided by South Devon College (one day a week).

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • There is a possibility that a position will be offered on completion of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Strong English and Maths


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

Things to consider

This vacancy will include site work and the hazards.

About the employer

South Hams District Council and West Devon Borough Council are local authorities delivering a wide range of services for residents and businesses across south west Devon. Working together since 2007, we have undertaken an exciting transformation programme that’s changed the way we deliver our services. Great progress has been made in bringing together an agile workforce of case managers, specialists and locality officers who deliver services through new streamlined processes. In a shared service partnership, we bring cost effective and customer focused services to residents and businesses across the South Hams and West Devon, including waste & recycling, planning, housing, environmental health and community services. From beautiful moorland to tranquil beaches, town life to country living, South Hams and West Devon are great places to live and work.


South Hams District Council


South Hams District Council Totnes Depot

Babbage Court

Babbage Road


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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


Graham Williams

01803 861234

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

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