Apprentice Engineering fitter (electrical) KNIGHT ELECTRICAL SWITCHGEAR LIMITED

You will initially gain an understanding of key electrical components while working with them hands-on for eight weeks in our stores facility. You will then be assigned to various electrically skilled staff to acquire the skills necessary to become a qualified panel builder.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    39 hours per week Monday to Friday. Worked as 8.5 hours Monday to Thursday and 5 hours Friday. Additional hours may be required to meet specific customer requirements.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Assembly techniques
  • Fitting and wiring electrical components
  • Understanding wiring diagrams
  • Crimping cables, torquing bolts
  • Electrical testing
  • Checking bills of materials
  • Preparing goods for shipment

The training you will be getting

  • 39 hours per week Monday to Friday. Worked as 8.5 hours Monday to Thursday and 5 hours Friday. Additional hours may be required to meet specific customer requirements. College hours within the normal working week will be classified as work hours and paid at the full rate.
  • Training will be be at Bridgwater & Taunton College.
  • Level 3 Engineering Fitter qualification - path specific and professionally recognised with IET for Eng Tech.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Panel Builder
  • Job manager
  • Supervisor
  • Tester
  • Engineer
  • Estimator

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths (Grade 4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

An interest in electrical work Practically minded, use of hand tools and a tidy approach to working Commitment to the job and training Comply with relevant quality, organisational and health and safety standards Organisational skills and ability to see larger tasks as a series of smaller tasks Able to follow instruction, but also be self-motivated

About the employer

Knight Electrical Switchgear is a specialist provider of electrical switchgear, control panels and related products – products which control and protect electrical systems. The company’s products are built in a dedicated factory in Donyatt and installed in hospitals, schools, prisons, naval bases, museums, shops and solar farms throughout the UK. The company is successful, innovative and widely recognised as one of the foremost suppliers of its type in the UK.







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Darren Warner


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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

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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