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Apprentice Electrician
  • Employer: Lancaster City Council
  • Reference: 116_20
  • Published: Mon 01/03/2021, 15:06 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/03/2021, 17:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £6.45 per hour
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: White Lund Depot , Lancashire

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Apprentice Electrician

The Repairs and Maintenance team has the responsibility for carrying out responsive and planned maintenance works to Lancaster City Council’s housing and non-housing stock.  In order to improve service levels, meet performance targets and increase the working base, the team is now looking for a motivated Apprentice Electrician to add to our current workforce.

As an apprentice you will work towards an Advanced Apprenticeship in EAL Level 3 Electrotechnical – Installation, which is expected to take approximately 24 months to complete.

The successful candidate will be trained with good working skills and techniques, with an ability to work on your own initiative and with minimum supervision. You will be trained in theory by the JTL training provider, and practically during day-to-day employment within Lancaster City Council’s electrical team. You will also learn other craft-based maintenance skills to meet the demand/variety of our maintenance workload.

You will receive continued work-related training as required to meet the changing needs of the service, client, and industry, and to embrace new technology and practises as is needed.

The working hours are 37 hours per week, working Monday to Thursday, 8.00am to 4.30pm, and Friday, 8.00am to 3.30pm. For operational purposes you are required to work 39 hours per week (as this is in excess of the standard 37-hour week, you will accrue 1 days leave for every 20 days worked). The post is based at White Lund Depot, Morecambe, but you will work across the district as required.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the successful candidate will be appointed to the permanent post of Electrician. The Electrician’s role is 37 hours per week, however for operational purposes you are required to work 39 hours per week (as this is in excess of the standard 37-hour week, you will accrue 1 days leave for every 20 days worked). The Electrician role is on Grade 8 (SCP 17 - 25), which is £24,491 to £29,577 per annum. The starting salary will be SCP 17, £24,491 per annum. The successful candidate will receive an increment on an annual basis until they reach the top of the grade.

As your employment progresses, there is a requirement for you to drive appropriate Council vehicles and you may be expected to work directly from your home address. To be able to carry out these essential duties you will at your own expense be expected to follow an approved driver training course leading to the award of a full UK Driving Licence by the completion of your apprenticeship.

You will be expected to undertake any training and development appropriate to the current and future needs of the post.

As part of the application process, applicants are required to complete an online application and test with the apprenticeship provider, JTL  Training, to ensure they meet the intake requirements for an Electrical Apprenticeship. Please visit to complete the application and test before closing date.

Please note: in order to be eligible for this apprenticeship your current qualifications in the subject area of Electrical Installation cannot be higher than the level of this apprenticeship. If you would like to contact us regarding this please email

Last year Lancaster City Council unanimously declared a climate emergency and will therefore work towards reducing carbon emissions to net-zero by 2030. As part of this role, you will be expected to participate and work towards reducing carbon emissions.

We are a Forces Friendly employer, and an Armed Forces Covenant committed organisation. We welcome applications from defence reserves and other members of our armed forces community.

Excellent benefits include: A Local Government Pension Scheme (the Council makes a 15.5% contribution). Discounted gym membership and discount on days out, activities and retail.


Interview date: TBC