Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical wiring, systems and equipment. Electrical projects can take place on industrial sites, large commercial construction sites as well as residential households. As a hands-on trade, electrical apprentices require sound problem solving skills and a good understanding of maths and physics.
The electrical industry is continuously growing and diversifying, due to the many opportunities that technology is driving. Additionally, the Christchurch rebuild and Auckland construction boom mean employment prospects for electricians are likely to remain strong.
An ATT electrical apprenticeship involves 3-4 years (depending on prior experience and qualifications) of on-the-job work experience with your host business, as well as regular block, day or night courses. On completion of the required unit standards you will achieve a New Zealand Certificate in Electrical Engineering.
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