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.
Our members are on the look out for talented employees to join their teams and here is a selection of current opportunities.
To view and apply for all available apprenticeships (across all businesses and industries) you need to register at the Government’s Find an Apprenticeship website.
Jess from Jack Hinton’s in Wakefield (part of Edmundson Electrical Ltd) tells you what it’s like to be an apprentice in the UK’s electrical supply chain, and hear from her Manager, Stephen Mooney, on the benefits to his business.
All apprenticeship 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 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.
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).
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.