Electrical Installation and Maintenance Apprentice

Job specification

Contract type:
Fixed term contract for the duration of the apprenticeship
£8.36 per hour (age 16 -22) or £8.91 (age 23 plus)
Closing date:
Job reference:
Interview date:
w/c 06/06/2022
Date posted:
At Swindon Borough Council, we want our town to be the best it can be. Our ambitious vision is supported by realistic transformation programmes, with the people of Swindon at their heart. Because that’s who we’re doing it for – the communities and businesses that make our town great. As part of the Council, you’ll support a friendly local authority making decisions with real impact. It’s all for better public services. Better processes. And a better quality of life, for everyone. Join us, and Swindon will be better with you.

We believe that by working smarter and focusing on strategically driven initiatives that we can grow the local economy to build resilience in our communities. 

The success of our vision depends on our fantastic employees and fostering the talent of the future. That is why we have this exciting opportunity for Apprentice Electricians.

The role

The primary role is to support the electrical repair and maintenance of council premises to works associated with other building trades to Swindon Borough Council standards and within Swindon Borough Council training matrix.

•    Carry out repairs to the electrical systems
•    Understand and maintain electrical qualifications (BS7671)
•    Demonstrate and understand the control of resources and stock
•    Understand and demonstrate the principles of planned preventative maintenance
•    Carry out repairs and reactive maintenance
•    Understand the importance of customer service

Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. Electricians might work in both indoor and outdoor settings. Electrical equipment and systems may include switchboards, motors, cables, fuses, thermal relays, fault current protection switches, heating, lighting, air conditioning and metering equipment as well as crime and fire alarm systems and renewable energy technologies. They are able to work on their own proficiently and work without immediate supervision in the most efficient and economical manner.

You must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act “for the effective performance of a customer-facing role”).

For Swindon to thrive in the future, we need to lay the foundations now. It’s why our regeneration and transformation programmes are already underway. So, you’ll be joining us at an exciting time on our journey. We’ll look to you to share your knowledge, influence decisions and drive real, positive change. With your contributions, we’ll achieve our vision of a prosperous, re-vitalised Swindon by 2030 together. And you’ll be proud to say it was made better with you.
About you

We are looking for people who have:

•    4 GCSE’s at grade C or above including Maths and English or able to demonstrate predicted grades
•    Numerate and literate
•    Ability to learn and to apply knowledge in a practical setting
•    Willingness to learn to drive - hold at least a provisional driving license, or will obtain a provisional driving license upon appointment and pass the SBC transport driver assessment
•    Some experience of dealing with the public
•    Ability to communicate effectively with a range of people
•    Can demonstrate the ability to solve practical problems
•    Shows a basic understanding of the work of the relevant trade.

In addition, with our family friendly policies we help you get the most out of your family life by offering the following:

•    Flexible and agile working
•    Parental leave, adoption leave and compassionate leave
•    Career breaks
•    An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), for free advice from trained professionals
•    Stress management programmes
•    A commitment to the health and wellbeing of our employees

As an employee, you will receive a diverse and exciting environment in which to work, encouraging creativity and innovation whilst recognising the need to support ongoing personal development and a flexible work life balance.

Your next steps

Read the role profile and select the Apply button above to start an application.

For further information about the role, please contact Graham Phillips, Electrical Manager, Building Services, email GPhillips@swindon.gov.uk

Please note when providing reference details. For school/college leavers where you have not undertaken any employment, a previous Lecturer will be sufficient as an employee reference.

If you are experiencing technical issues submitting your application please email resourcing@swindon.gov.uk