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Launch your career in a sector that's worth £billions to the UK economy

The EDA is a trade association representing members in the UK's electrical wholesale and manufacturing sectors. As part of the UK's wider construction industry, the electrical supply chain is worth £billions to the UK economy.

Electricians, or electrical contactors, buy products from the wholesaler, usually via a trade counter. Maintaining good customer relationships is vital to the health of the business.

Our members are on the look out for talented employees to join their teams. There are many more opportunities than we have space to show here, so we've chosen just a few to give you an idea of the roles on offer.

Apprenticeships in England

All apprenticeship in opportunities in England are posted on the Government's National Apprenticeship Service website. You'll need to create an account, but it only takes a few minutes.

Modern Apprenticeships in Scotland

Modern Apprenticeships are listed on Skills Development Scotland's (SDS) webiste.  SDS is Scotlands national skills body. For any Modern Apprenticeship opportunities listed below, we've provided the link to the role so you can apply online.

Get in, get on

What's great about electrical wholesaling is that you can work your way right to the top - no doors are closed to you. Find out how Ryan Peryer at Devondale Electrical went from apprentice to Branch Manager by age 24.

An apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to earn a salary and gain a qualification too. You'll experience how the sector works and, if you work hard, promotion is well within your reach. 

If you're ambitious and keen to get on, our members want to hear from you.

Part of our service to our members is an apprenticeship programme, designed to attract new talent to the sector. We do this through EDA Apprenticeships Plus (also known as EDA Learning & Development Ltd).

You? Friend? Family member?

If you, or someone you know, is looking for an apprenticeship here's a selection of the opportunities available within our member organisations which are closing soon.

No age barrier

As long as you are age 16 or over you can apply to be an apprentice. Contrary to popular belief, there is no upper age limit.

You may find this guide to apprenticeships helpful.

Closing August 2017

Location: Fort William, Scotland
Role: Modern Apprentice Branch Assistant
Salary: £9,300 to £10,900 per year 
Company: Ross Electrical - part of Newey &  Eyre Scotland
Deadline for applications: Friday 18 August 2017
Apply via this link

Location: Kendal, Cumbria
Role: Apprentice Branch Assistant
Salary: £180 - £210 a week
Company: WF Senate - part of Rexel UK
Deadline for applications: Friday 18 August 2017
Apply via this link

Location: Hereford
Role: Apprentice in Warehouse& Trade Counter
Salary: £180 - £210
Company: Lockwell Electrical - join one of their 20 branches through out the UK 
Deadline for applications: Sunday 20 August 2017
Apply via this link

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