If you’re feeling the pressure of finding the right career path, you're not alone. Figuring out what you want to do for the rest of your life is no easy feat!
Making such a big decision often takes time and a lot of thought. If you’re considering your future career options, a pre-apprenticeship might be for you.
An electrical pre-apprenticeship is an entry-level training program that can provide a pathway into the industry. It’s the first major step along the road to becoming a fully qualified electrician. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to build a strong foundation for a fulfilling career, as well as build some vital safety skills.
Not sure if it’s for you? We’ve put together a list of signs you have the right electrician qualities for a pre-apprenticeship.
You're a hands-on learner
Hands-on learning is one of the most important qualities of a good electrician. You’ll be constantly picking up new skills and information on the job.
During a pre-apprenticeship, you learn on the job while attending off the job training. An apprenticeship also means practical education, so it makes a lot of sense to ensure you can hit the ground running and complete a pre-apprenticeship beforehand.
Traditional schooling isn’t for you
We get it - conventional education isn’t right for everyone. Luckily, the pathway to an electrical apprenticeship can begin as early as you like.
Whilst you’re still at school, making the right moves can give you a really handy head start. In addition, a pre-apprenticeship course can also reduce the amount of time required to complete an apprenticeship.
A pre-apprenticeship means less time in the classroom and more time for practical tasks that will actually contribute to giving you the skills you need for your future career.
You want a taste of the trade life
If you’re uncertain about your future, it helps you to be sure you’ve made a great choice by getting a genuine taste of what the trade is like, without committing to a long apprenticeship.
The College of Electrical Training is home to pre-apprenticeship courses designed to provide industry-specific training and gives you a taste of daily life as an electrician. You’ll also get a good idea of whether you possess the electrician skills and qualities to make it in the industry. Experiencing the industry culture before committing to an electrical apprenticeship shows your ability to handle yourself on site and your passion
lf you eventually decide that an electrical career isn’t for you won’t have invested as much time or resources unnecessarily as if you’d committed to a full apprenticeship.
You love building connections
If you’re interested in professional networking, a pre-apprenticehip is perfect for you. These courses help you expand your industry contacts that will be incredibly valuable in the future.
In some cases, employers recruit directly from pre-apprenticeship classes so you don’t have to go through the lengthy process of applying to different employers. Many employers also prefer apprentices who have completed a pre-apprenticeship.
You’re looking for a competitive edge
Completing a pre-apprenticeship can help you stand out from the crowd and give you a crucial advantage in getting your ideal apprenticeship. Gaining relevant work experience and referees looks great to prospective employers on your resume.
Some aspects of pre-apprenticeship training are not included with an apprenticeship qualification, giving you a skill set that makes you more attractive to a potential employee.
Kick start your electrical career with CET
A pre-apprenticeship is a great stepping-stone into the industry of your choice. Get your foot in the door of the electrical industry, get in touch with us today or find out more information about our pre-apprenticeship