Electrical Engineer Apprentice

Looking for your first opportunity in the electrical industry?

Where better to start than with The Prestige Awards’ 2022 winners of ‘Fire Protection Service of the Year’?

If you’re an aspiring electrician with the desire to undertake qualifications and training, or if you’re in the midst of it and need a place to hone in your skill-set, then this could be the opportunity for you!

Safety and compliance is our bread and butter. What this means is, because we’re also a fire and security company servicing commercial customers with the installation and maintenance of fire alarms, intruder alarms, CCTV (and so much more!), you’ll have the chance to dip your toe in to other areas which may interest you.

You won’t have the opportunity to just hone in on your skills as an electrician; you’ll be able to diversify and become a well-rounded engineer – hence, ‘Electrical Engineer’.

Read down the page to learn more about this role and what you need to do to become an apprentice with WFP!

About You:

Learning and the idea of building a career

Taking pride in your work and personal portfolio

Anything electrical/electronic, and problem-solving

The thought of working practically in the real world

About the Role:

Shadowing an electrician/engineer from Day 1

Mon-Fri, 08:00-17:00 (4 days here, 1 day at college)

Working in commercial, customer-facing environments

Serving Customers in Essex, London & Home Counties

Hold Fire for a Second!

Before we take things a little further, if you’re interested in this role, you will need to register with JTL – the organisation we’ve partnered with to make your apprenticeship a reality.

You will need to visit the JTL website and register with them. As part of on-boarding, you’ll need to:

  • Provide your contact details (simple enough!)
  • Complete assessments, including Maths & English (don’t fret, it’s just a minimal skills test)
  • A colour vision screener module (a posh way of saying we need to check you’re not colour blind so you can spot which wire the earth is)

To get started, hit the button below which will open a separate page to register. Keep reading down this page to learn more about what we’re offering and how to apply once you’ve registered with JTL.

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Watch Your Career Fly with WFP!

At WFP, we set the standard for technical prowess in this industry. We don’t walk away when the going gets tough, and that’s why our customers trust us. 

From Day 1, you’ll be shadowing other electricians and engineers before you’re qualified and confident in going out on the road independently.

You’ll be supported by our Electrical Manager, Ricky, and the engineer(s) you’ll be mentored by.

In addition to your day release for college each week for your electrical qualification, you’ll have constant internal training (both practical and theory). 

You’ll become one of the engineers! And we’re a tight-knitted bunch. As well as company socials, you’ll take part in a ToolBox Talk every quarter to enjoy a fry-up with the Engineering Team and put the world to rights!

It’s an exciting time to be in the electrical industry, and with us you’ll have the opportunity to explore anything from electrical installations and EV charging points to LED lighting upgrades and EICRs. Plus, the beauty of this role is that you’ll get exposure to fire and security engineering applications, too, to make you really stand out from the crowd!

You'll Benefit From:

Socials & team-building days

29 days' annual leave, including Bank Holidays

Access to tools, BS 7671 & full IET Guidance Library

Membership enrollment with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

Continual in-house training, plus discounted courses from the Fire Industry Association (FIA)

Essentials We're Looking For:

Desire to work in an engineering role with technical applications

A keen attitude to learn and progress, individually and as a team

Interest in the electrical, fire and/or security industry

A valid UK driving licence (or in the process of learning)

Be enrolled (or about to enrol) on the NVQ Level 3 in Electrical Installation

WFP Fire Protection of the Year Winners 2022

How to Apply...

You’ll be joining a team of people that operate like a family and talk to customers like loyal friends. If you’re driven, ambitious and a solid team player then you will find WFP a fantastic place to start your electrical career!

Ready to apply and kick-start your journey to being a fully-fledged Electrical Engineer?

Send us your CV and let us know you’ve registed with JTL by emailing Careers@w-fp.co.uk or alternatively click on the button below which’ll bring up this email automatically!

Along with this, we’d also like to know a little bit about you, so please send across a covering letter OR better yet, send us a video! (Smart tip – a video will get you bonus points with us!)

Areas We Cover:

We serve businesses and commercial buildings within Essex, London and the Home Counties, across East Anglia and the South East of England.

Based in Stock in Essex, we’re perfectly poised to help customers in a wide area, from Suffolk and Norfolk to Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and even Central London. 

If you’re a little further afield, try us anyway! You never know where we might go, so get in touch and find out if there’s a chance we could cover your location too. 

Request a Call Back!

Get in touch to book your survey or to talk about how we can help protect your business and your people. Whether you’re looking for a repair, an upgrade, or an entirely new installation or maintenance provider, chances are we’re the ones for you. Please fill in the form below and we’ll be in touch asap!