It is a genuine job, with training, meaning you can earn while you learn and gain a nationally recognised qualification.

What’s an apprenticeship?

Average salaries while in training for most energy and utilities-related apprenticeships were higher than the average salary of all apprentices (£12,634 p.a.) Furthermore, the retention and continued employment of energy and utility apprentices is higher than average.

95% of completers of Electricity Industry apprenticeships were still with their employer five years after completing their training, compared to 88% of all private sector apprentices.

On average, once qualified, starting salaries can begin at £18,000 to £39,500.

All apprenticeships include elements of on the job and off the job training leading to industry recognised​ standards or qualifications. There’ll be all kinds of ground-breaking projects to tackle – perhaps helping to build wind farms or working towards net zero carbon.


What are the benefits?

  • Apprenticeships are now available up to degree level and beyond;

  • Earning a salary and paid holiday;

  • Be trained in the skills employers want;

  • Excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace;

  • Increased future earning potential – apprentices enjoy marked salary increases on finishing their training and those completing a higher apprenticeship could see increased earnings of an estimated £150,000 over their lifetime.*


*University education - Is this the best route into employment? AAT and CEBR Feb 2013.