Electrical Installation apprenticeships


Location: Ashton-in-Makerfield, WN4
Salary: National Apprenticeship Minimum Wage (possible negotiation at interview depending on experience)
Hours: 40 per week with 1/2 an hour lunch break per day
Closing date: 18/05/2018

This is an advanced Level 3 Electrical Installation Apprenticeship open to Wigan and Leigh College Students only.

Electrician Apprentice Duties and Responsibilities

Assist Electrician

The Electrician Apprentice’s central task is to assist the Electrician. This may involve doing basic tasks such as handling the tools, and it may also involve working independently from the Electrician at times on electrical tasks that require less skill or experience. As the Electrical Apprentice progresses, he or she will be given more independence in completing tasks.

Complete Maintenance

The Electrician Apprentice assists with and completes maintenance work orders on electrical equipment. This includes testing malfunctioning equipment, identifying defects, troubleshooting, repairing equipment and replacing defective parts. The Electrician Apprentice and Electrician will collaborate with other electrical staff to identify and solve problems.

Complete Installations

In order to fill installation work orders, the Electrician Apprentice will assist the Electrician or perform less complex installation tasks independently. They will complete electrical wiring tasks, alignment adjustments, and calibration of equipment following manuals, schematics, diagrams, blueprints and equipment specifications.

Learn Procedures

The Electrician Apprentice is in a position that is partly educational training to become an Electrician. Therefore, he or she is responsible for learning all procedures for installing and maintaining electrical systems as well as local and federal regulations and safety requirements.

BC Electrical also carry out renovation works to properties, the applicant must feel comfortable working in this particular environment as well as an electrical environment. The applicant may be asked to help out with labouring duties from time to time. Experience is not necessary however it would help if the applicant has some experience of working in an electrical installation environment or has some knowledge of electrical installation.

Must be able to get to company premises or a certain pick up point prior to starting work. On some occasions the applicant may be asked to make their own way to site. If the applicant can drive this would be extremely helpful however it is not necessary.

Business is growing and possible progression within the company on completion of their Apprenticeship.

Maths and English C+ is required.

  • Commitment to an Apprenticeship programme
  • Self-motivated
  • Commitment to the company
  • Can work in a team and use your own initiative
  • Willing to try new things
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Ambitious
  • Honest
  • Hardworking
  • Can show initiative
  • Able to take direction
  • Can pay close attention to detail.
  • Can work well to short timescales.

Email your CV and student number quoting BC to apprenticeships@wigan-leigh.ac.uk to apply.


BC Electrical is a small family owned business that covers a wide range of electrical and property renovation works. We have a family working environment within the business which makes it a happy and enjoyable place to work. The majority of our work covers Ashton, Billinge and Wigan. However we also work in Parbold, Mawdesley and Hilldale which is where we carry out majority of the work on our property renovations.