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Leave School And Become An Electrician

If you are a practical person about to leave education, a career as an electrician might be for you.

As long as you are physically fit, have normal colour vision and are able to communicate clearly then there is potentially nothing stopping you from starting an electrical career once you leave school.

School leavers looking to become a fully qualified electrician will need to enrol onto an apprenticeship scheme before achieving the level 3 NVQ in Electrotechnical Services, which is the qualification that signals complete professional competency.

Apprentices will typically need to have obtained at least a grade C in Mathematics, English and Science but anyone without these qualifications can pass an aptitude test in order to join a scheme.

Becoming an apprentice is a great way to gain relevant work experience and earn a small wage before starting on the path to gaining the level 3 NVQ qualification in Electrotechnical Services.

Anyone wanting to obtain an electrical courses qualification will need practical experience at some point which is why school leavers aged up to 19 are encouraged to take advantage of apprenticeships.

With a record number of young people becoming unemployed after leaving school, training to become a tradesman is a great opportunity to secure a steady and potentially lucrative career.