Becoming a qualified electrician is an excellent career move that will open up a whole world of employment opportunities for you in the future. Whether your goal is to start your own business or simply to have reliable, well-paid work across a wide range of industries, the vital first step is getting an apprenticeship. If you’re considering going down this path then make sure you check out our guide for the best pathways to an electrical apprenticeship.
While You’re Still At School
The pathway to an electrical apprenticeship can begin whilst you’re still in school. Choosing the right subjects and making the right moves can give you a really handy head start. The more preparation you do, the better your chance of landing your ideal apprenticeship with your preferred employer - so it really does pay to think ahead.
Make sure you:
• Choose the highest level of maths you can and also choose a STEM (science, technology, maths & engineering) pathway.
• Talk to your teachers about your goals and they can suggest which subjects to take. (The preferred level of maths is Applications maths or higher).
• Apply for and complete a pre-apprenticeship course with CET as a VETiS (vocational education and training in schools) student.
After High School
If you didn’t complete a pre-apprenticeship with CET during high school then it’s not too late. You can still apply for a non-VETiS pre-apprenticeship.
After Completing Your Pre-Apprenticeship
The pre-apprenticeship is the first major step along the road to becoming a fully qualified electrician. Once you’ve completed it, you then need to choose which field you want to work in and secure an apprenticeship with an employer.
Choosing CET for your apprenticeship pathways course, such as a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician, will allow you to complete your ‘off-the-job’ training whilst also completing ‘on-the-job’ training directly with an employer or via a registered Group Training Organisation such as Electrical Group Training (EGT).
Doing so will put you in the box seat to score the apprenticeship you want and get your career as an electrician off to the best possible start.
To find out more about how CET can help you kickstart an amazing electrical career, get in touch with us today!