Electrical Apprenticeship Premier Electrics Ltd.

  • Employer Profile

    Premier Electrics Ltd.

  • Apprenticeship Type

    Electrotechnical > Level 3

  • Positions


  • Location

    16c, Tamlaghtduff Rd, Magherafelt, BT45 8JQ

  • Salary


  • Start date

  • Location Type


Job Description

Premier Electrics have an exciting opportunity to join our Apprenticeship programme.

This role will be challenging and will give the successful applicant a chance to develop their own career within an award winning company in the commercial construction sector. The successful candidate will be given full training and support to enable them to gain a recognised qualification as an electrician, and will be required to do all training required by the college. The training contract will commence in September 2024.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Ability to work flexibly

  • Candidates must be willing to travel across the UK and Europe and may be required to work additional hours when needed

  • Minimum of 4 GCSE’s at Grade C including Maths and English

  • Must provide test from the opticians to confirm they are not colour-blind.

  • Ambition and motivation to work within the industry

Applicable courses

Whilst you are applying to an employer through Workplus you must apply directly to the training providers to secure your place on the apprenticeship course.

Electrical ApprenticeshipBelfast Metropolitan College


(Millfield or Castlereagh)

This qualification is designed for learners wishing to gain an apprenticeship within the Electrotechnical industry. You will gain the skills and knowledge to carry out job roles and responsibilities associated with the installation and maintenance of Electrotechnical systems. On successful completion learners will have achieved the industry desired level of competence required to carry out the specific roles.

  • Year 1 : College 2 days per week and with employer 3 days

  • Year 2 : College 1 day per week and with employer 4 days

  • Year 3 & 4: College 1 day per month, employed full-time

Apprentices are fully employed with an electrical employer from day 1.

Apprentices receive no training allowance from the college but receive a wage from their employer.



City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment (Buildings, Structures and the Environment) (501/2232/0) City & Guilds Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification (601/6299/5)

Validated By

City & Guilds


16+ fully funded

Entry Criteria

16 GCSE points including grade C or above in English and Maths (or equivalent).

Apprentices must be able to work flexible working patterns.

Apprentices must not have any colour vision defects (evidence will be required).

Apprentices must be employed full-time from day one.

It is the responsibility of the apprentice to gain their own employer.



Start Date

Wednesday 04 September 2024

End Date

Tuesday 27 June 2028

Progression Pathway


The main duties of an electrician are installing, maintaining and repairing electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures. Diagnosing malfunctioning systems, apparatus and components using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem. Repair or replace wiring, equipment and fixtures using hand and power tools.


Electrical Engineer

The responsibility of an Electrical engineer is that they are mainly involved in designing, developing and maintaining broad range of electrical systems or components by focusing on safety, economy, reliability, sustainability and quality. They are the one to design and manufacture electrical equipment for sectors like manufacturing, transportation, building industry, production and distribution of electricity. They primarily design, employ and enhance electrical products for any purposes.

Electrical InstallationNorthern Regional College



Course Content

Electrical Installation is offered under the Apprenticeship scheme. 

ApprenticeshipNI Level 3 City & Guilds Electrotechnical Qualification (Installation) and City & Guilds Level 3 Award in the Fundamental Principles and Requirements of Environmental Technology Systems combines the practical hands-on experience of the workplace with the knowledge, skills and understanding gained in the College classroom and workshops enabling you to become a fully qualified electrician on completion of the AM2S.

Subjects include:  

  • Apply Health, Safety and Environmental Considerations

  • Electrical Scientific Principles and Technologies

  • Understand Design and Installation Practices and Procedures

  • Understand How to Plan and Oversee Electrical Work Activities

  • Understand Inspection, Testing and Commissioning

  • Inspect, Test and Commission Electrical Systems  

  • Understand Fault Diagnosis and Rectification 

  • Apply Fault Diagnosis and Rectification  

  • 18th Edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations


Level 3 City & Guilds Electrotechnical Qualification (Installation) and City & Guilds Level 3 Award in the Fundamental Principles and Requirements of Environmental Technology Systems

Validated By

City & Guilds


16+ fully funded

Entry Criteria

You must be aged 16 – 24 years of age (currently under review by the Department for the Economy).

You must have a total of 16 points, derived from all GCSE results, inclusive of a minimum of two GCSE Grade C qualifications in English and Maths or Essential Skills Level 2 in Numeracy/Application of Number and Communication/Literacy.

GCSE Grade A/A*or GCSE  Grades 9/8/7          Points  Attributed 10
GCSE Grade B or -GCSE Grade 6                     Points Attributed 8
GCSE Grade C/C* or GCSE Grade 5/4              Points Attributed 6
GCSE Grade D or GCSE Grade 3                      Points Attributed 4
GCSE Grade E OR GCSE Grade 2                    Points Attributed 2

You must meet all necessary health requirements, have no colour vision defects, be physically fit, and be able to work at heights in confined spaces. Verification of health requirements must be obtained from your optician. Your optician will be asked to sign, date and apply the practice/surgery stamp to your verification.  The vision verification form can be downloaded from our Apprenticeship page.

You must attend an information session.

In addition if you are an existing employee you must: Be in permanent remunerative employment with a Northern Ireland-based company from day one of the apprenticeship; be contracted to work a minimum of 21 hours per week (including day release/off-the-job training) with one employer; and meet all the other eligibility criteria as set out above.

In the event of oversubscription, the College reserves the right to apply enhanced criteria. (Applicants with higher entry GCSE grades may be given priority). See our Apprenticeship page for further details.



Start Date

Wednesday 04 September 2024

End Date

Sunday 27 August 2028

Progression Pathway

Following successful completion of the Level 3 ApprenticeshipsNI you may be able to progress to higher education – Foundation Degree or Higher Level Apprenticeship.

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