- SOLAS Trade Code: 46
- Level: 6
- Duration: 4 Years
- Award: National Craft Certificate Apprenticeship
- Sector: Electrical
- Location: Grangegorman OR Tallaght
On completion of this four-year apprenticeship, you will become a fully qualified electrician, with a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate Craft – Electrical.
You may then choose to either work as an electrician with a range of employers or work in a self-employed capacity.
Many apprentices use their apprenticeship qualification as a platform to launch careers such as engineers, managers, owners of businesses, teachers and instructors amongst others.
As an electrician you will be involved in the installation, commissioning, testing and maintenance of various wiring systems and services in domestic, commercial and industrial applications. Your work will range from wiring domestic houses and retail units, to more complex systems involving process control and maintenance in industrial plants, hospitals and power stations.
Electricians also service, maintain and repair electrical equipment, both domestic and industrial.
If you are employed by the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) you will be working on electrical power supply and distribution.
Electricians employed by electrical contractors are usually engaged in installation of lighting, heating and power equipment and the repair of existing equipment and appliances.
If you work in industrial employment you will generally be engaged in the maintenance and repair of factory plant, machinery and generating equipment.
To become an apprentice in Ireland you must be hired by an employer. Apprenticeship employers are formally approved by SOLAS in advance of employing apprentices. Apprentices get a formal contract of employment as part of their apprenticeship.
Full eligibility criteria for this apprenticeship are available in the Electricial Apprenticeship brochure.
For further information, contact your local Education and Training board.