Electricians work on both construction and maintenance schemes. On Construction schemes, Electricians follow architects plans to install new electrical equipment to domestic, commercial and industrial developments. On maintenance schemes, Electricians fix and upgrade existing electrical systems and repair equipment in both domestic and business property. This can include, installing/ re wiring lighting or power circuits; installing new consumer units installing new sockets and lights.
Electricians are currently the highest paid trade in Construction, with an average salary for a qualified electrician being above £30, 800. Many qualified electricians become self-employed, working at hourly rates £20 to £50 per hour. A self-employed electrician can expect an average salary in excess of £40,000 per year.
This is an ideal course for those who are looking to learn on a full-time basis and have identified that they want to enter the construction/maintenance sector and have a career as an electrician or electrical engineer
Electrical installation study programmes start with a level 2 intermediate diploma/ diploma. Learners progress to level 3 study either as a full-time learner or as an apprentice.