The Power of Apprenticeships

The FEA are actively working with Trade Associations, colleges and training providers to promote the Electrical, Electronic Product Service and Installation Engineer Apprenticeship. In order to attract the next generation of talent into the industry it’s imperative that employers know the facts and benefits of taking on an apprentice.



Introducing T Levels

T Levels are a new qualification for students aged 16 to 19 in England who've finished GCSEs.

In October 2023, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced plans to create a new ‘Advanced British Standard’ – a new Baccalaureate-style qualification for 16–19-year-olds which will take the best of A Levels and T levels and bring them together into a single qualification.

At the heart of the announcement is the ambition to remove the artificial separation between technical and academic qualifications, and create a single, unified structure for all 16-19-year-olds. This is being accompanied with £600 million of initial investment.

What are T Levels

T Levels are an alternative to A levels and apprenticeships, giving young people the technical and practical skills needed to be an asset in the workplace. T Levels combine classroom learning with a substantial industry placement.

Each T Level is equivalent in size to 3 A levels and helps young people develop the knowledge, attitude and practical skills to thrive in the workplace.

Register an interest in T Levels and industry placements

T Levels and Industry placement support for employers

Industry placements are at the heart of each T Levels course. The student’s school or college will support you at every stage so you can focus on getting the most out of your placement student. Here’s an overview of the process:

  1. Find a school or college
  2. Find the right student
  3. Plan the placement
  4. The placement itself
  5. After the placement

View the support list in detail.

Find out more about apprenticeship opportunities in your area:

England //  Scotland  //  Wales  //  Northern Ireland

Institute of Apprenticeships website




Resources for Employers

With the government keen to get as many people into apprenticeships as possible they offer many helpful resources to guide you employers through the process.

Fundamentals to employing an apprentice:

Downloadable guides:

Useful Links:

  • SEMTA - Your one stop shop for essential resources and information for delivering engineering, science and technology skills.
  • EAL (part of SEMTA) - A central hub for apprenticeship and training providers. EAL's qualifications are fine-tuned to meet the current and future needs of industry.



Electrical, Electronic Product Service and Installation Engineer Apprenticeship

This apprenticeship offers a perfect grounding for companies who employ anyone that operates in an Installer, Service Engineer, or Service Technician capacity. Apprentices learn how to:

  • Transport and Protect Electrical & Electronic Products
  • Install, Test and Hand Over Electrical & Electronic Products
  • Diagnose Faults and Repair Electrical & Electronic Products

A full break down of the course can be found on the Institute for Apprenticeships website.


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  • Ventilation and Fire Suppression
  • Warewashing

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