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Our apprenticeship programme is funded by the ESF

What we look for in our apprentices

We are one of the biggest apprentice employers in the electrical industry, with positions available at all of our branches all year round. There’s a tough recruitment process but getting an apprenticeship with Clarkson Evans could be the start of a bright career in the electrical industry.

Gone are the days of apprenticeships just being for people leaving school at 18 years old. We regularly offer apprenticeships to people in their twenties and thirties (sometimes older) who may have had early careers in catering, leisure, healthcare or logistics before joining us.

Whatever you’ve done before, do something different and join our team - we’ll support you every step of the way.   

Here’s what we’re looking for in our apprentices:

  • A passion to develop a long-term career with us.

  • A good academic standard (normally GCSE Grade C, or grade 5 in the new grading system, or above in English, maths and a science). 

  • The knack for practical work and preferably some experience of DIY or employment in a hands-on role.

  • Genuine teamwork skills with experience of working with others.

  • Good organisational skills so that you’ll be able to work full-time but manage to meet deadlines for handing in college work.

  • A full driving licence is desirable but if you have the right attitude we may be able to take you on while you are still learning to drive.

  • The drive and commitment to work long and sometimes unsociable hours in all weathers in order to get the job done.

Our assessment process

People are at the heart of our business and when we take on an apprentice we’re looking for our next team leaders and area managers of the future. That’s why we invest time and effort in getting it right.

We sift through around 1,000 application forms each year to decide who to shortlist.

You will be asked to attend one of our assessment days at a location close to where you'll be working. You can expect to complete teamwork exercises before undertaking a 20 minute practical assessment.

All qualifications and grades will need to be verified at the assessment day.

The final hurdle is a half-hour interview with our senior management team.