Electrical Apprentice

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Number of vacancies:

Company name:
Olympic Electrical Services

Company location:
52 Olympic Way, Plymouth, Devon PL6 7HA

Salary per week:

30-40 hours per week


As you start out your electrical career you will be more observing than doing for the first part. As you gain greater understanding of what is happening and why, what materials are and what they are used for, you then will begin to be able to do tasks yourself. 

You will at all times work under the supervision of an electrician, and will be expected to perform the following duties, tasks, and responsibilities shown in the job description example below:

§  Read, interpret, and executes drawings, schematics, blueprints, and electrical code specifications to see layout of commercial electrical equipment installations

§  Tests electrical and equipment and parts for continuity, current, voltage, and resistance

§  Installs, repairs, or replaces AC/DC motors and drives, transformers, motors, starters, relays, and hydraulic and gas electrical controls

§  Installs repairs, or replaces electrical wiring, receptacles, switch boxes, conduits, feeders, fibre-optic, and line assemblies, lighting, and alternative electrical parts

§  Do preventive maintenance and testing of electrical systems (including power distribution equipment)

§  Installs electrical circuits, as well as panels, conduit, protecting devices, switches, and equipment required to accommodate the CEC and/or NEC

§  Works on electrical failures and replaces components wherever production time is often affected

§  Corrects connections and wiring on equipment controls wherever incorrect applications may cause harm and dangerous conditions

§  Complies with standards and procedures of industry, Safety Manual, and abide by safety rules.

Depending on the type of work you are carrying out will depend on what tasks are applicable. You will have the opportunity to work on domestic and commercial buildings.


All training to be provided by City College Plymouth in collaboration with the company themselves throughout the duration of the apprenticeship. Your apprenticeship may consist of the following components; NVQ Diploma, Technical Cert, Functional Skills Maths and English, Employee Rights and Responsibilities, and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills. All components will be agreed upon before the start of the apprenticeship.

Qualities and skills:


You must be able to take direction, be keen to learn and understand what is expected of you.

The successful candidate must be have good hand eye co-ordination, be physically fit and able to work in all weathers.


You must be neat and tidy and take pride in what you do. You will be expected to make sure your work and working area is left to a high standard as you may be expected to work in people’s homes.

It is essential you have good team work communication skills for working with people. Simon encourages his staff to ask questions at any point if you are not sure on something or want to expand your knowledge.


On completion of your apprenticeship you will be certified as a fully qualified Electrician. You will been given second to none training direct from Simon who has a wealth of experience and knowledge in this job.