If you are interested in developing a career as an electrician for life then being an electrical apprentice is the way to go! You will have the opportunity to earn as you learn, gain crucial on-the-job training and experience and have an opportunity to develop workplace skills.
The job of an electrician is often considered one of the best trades. One of the reasons for this is that it pays well yet involves less hands on work than other trades, as much of an electrician's time is spent in planning and analysing solutions. You could choose to work in either domestic, commercial, industrial, or as a specialist. Most electricians will learn the same base set of skills and will then have the opportunity to specialise in a particular area. Once you become qualified you will also have the opportunity to start your own business which could end up giving you more flexibility and freedom.
As an electrical apprentice you could expect to work both indoors, outdoors and at heights. You would need to develop a good working relationship with your trainers and the people who you work with on the job. Understanding wiring systems and learning how to select materials and equipment are two key areas of learning. You will also be inspecting and testing electrical installations and diagnosing and rectifying faults on a range of different circuits and equipment.