What's involved

Cable electricians undertake routine cable jointing activities such as repair, replacement and termination to approved, safe and environmental standards. Thia may involve undertaking routine substation activities such as installation, maintenance, inspection and repair of plant and apparatus to maintain assets. These are acquired through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off the job training and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. Apprentices train 'on the job' and will help with reducing their employer's day-to-day workload. the new skills they acquire while training will be directed towards nationally recognised qualifications.

Skills required

You'll need to be good at technical subjects or have an interest in technology to do this job. You'll also need to be good at solving practical problems and have good colour vision to recognise colour coded wires.

Good communications skills to deal with a range of people are important and you'll need to be enthusiastic about your work.

Qualifications required

No qualifications required

Salary ranges

(This is a guide to the average salary and a fully qualified and experienced person might expect to get in excess of this.)

From £14,000 +

Progression routes

Not available