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Life’s too short to be stuck in a dead end job with no prospects for career progression.

Apprenticeships are not just for school leavers but for career changers ready to transfer their skills and embark upon a rewarding, well-paid professional role as an electrician.

Don’t believe us? You’ll be surprised by how many skills you already have which would be useful in the electrical industry.

Admin and Finance

Attention to detail is essential for our electricians and people working in admin and finance roles. Cutting corners can result in dire consequences and so a conscientious attitude, developed in the finance industry, can often help smooth the transition to becoming an electrician. Being organised is key to both jobs as is the ability to get on with a range of people. 

Armed forces

The discipline and teamwork learnt in the military is a great match with being an electrician. Working on a construction site means you’ll be expected to follow instructions, get on with your job in all weathers and remain focussed when the going gets tough. 

Catering and hospitality

Working in the catering industry as a chef or in a front of house role has a lot in common with working as an electrician in the construction industry. Both can have high pressure environments where you’re expected to meet tight deadlines. Teamwork and good communication skills are essential as is multi-tasking and planning ahead. 

Health and social care

Those who’ve worked in the care sector will be used to following strict procedures. The electrical industry is no different and following policies and technical guidance ensures we get things right first time, every time. You’ll be mindful of the safety of others and ensure your team is working to the correct health and safety procedures. 

Logistics, transport and warehousing

Being organised is an essential quality shared by most of our site-based team leaders. It’s because of this that they make the most of their earning potential, planning ahead with future workloads and ordering materials in a timely fashion. Health & safety is key in both industries as is the ability to develop efficient working practices to make the most of the day. 

Retail

There’s a lot of similarities between working in retail and being an electrician. With daily targets to meet and customers to keep happy, working on site or in a busy supermarket, are surprisingly similar. Being a shop assistant or an on-site electrician both involve the need to have a flexible attitude to deal with seasonal peaks and troughs of work and being prepared to put in a few extra hours to get the job done, when things get busy. 

Sport and leisure

Fitness fans will be used to motivating a team and providing help and guidance when required. These are important skills for our budding team leaders. On site you’ll work alongside site agents and other trades so you’ll need to utilise your top-notch organisation skills to coordinate your workload – no sweat for a first-class PT! 

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