Highways electrician / service operative
Supervising the installation and servicing of electrical equipment and systems on roads and motorways.
3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)
- Typical length
- 24 months
- Current funding band
Up to £9,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
- Entry requirements
Set by employer.
Candidates will usually have completed the level 2 highway electrical maintenance and installation operative apprenticeship.
- What apprentices will learn
- highways operational principles - including operational procedures and planning, resource management and routine and reactive works
- highways operational practices - including installing, maintaining, inspecting and testing equipment and systems and dealing with emergencies such as road traffic incidents
- using electrical components and equipment - including cables, distribution boards and fuses and safety cameras, street lighting and traffic signals
- completing official records - including electrical test certificates and inspection, job and testing sheets
- supervisory techniques - including allocating responsibilities, coordinating activities, effective communication and relationship management
- health and safety practices and legislation within a highways environment - including Highway Electrical Registration Scheme (HERS) requirements and industry safety standards
- level 3 certificate
- level 3 NVQ diploma
Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:
- achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
- Professional registration
On completing their apprenticeship, apprentices can register:
- with HERS so they can be issued with an Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) card
- as a technician member (TMIET) with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
- as an engineering technician (EngTech) with the Engineering Council (EngC)