Electrician jobs are to install and maintain the cables, conduits, fittings, meters, switchgear and wiring for the electricity supply for a house, office or other building. Installation Electrician Jobs follow architects or contractors plans to install new electricity supply equipment. They have to make sure the system is earthed and tested before the electricity company will connect the supply.

It is the Electricians job to rewire or fit new equipment in an existing system may have to ensure the supply is disconnected before they can remove the old equipment and install the new. Service and maintenance electricians may work on large manufacturing machinery or may repair washing machines, cookers or office equipment. Electricians may work alone or with other tradespeople, such as plumbers, carpenters, and builders.

Chief responsibilities for Electricians

  • Installation, testing and commissioning of electrical installations.

  • EVC required documentation.

  • Good communication skills (phone, email and working from a PDA)

  • Working with others as part of a team.

  • Able to follow technical drawings and work out calculations

  • Highly safety-conscious

  • Interested in practical work.

Required qualifications to become an Electrician

The most usual route into the job for is through an apprenticeship. Colleges also offer City & Guilds 2351 Electrical Installation.

An electrical installation apprenticeship usually takes around four years and includes on-the-job practical training through work experience. Apprentices also spend time at college on a day or block release basis.

Contact the Construction Division Team

Email the Construction Division at construction@stafffinders.co.uk.

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