Career and Apprenticeship Opportunities

June 21, 2018
Photo of Jessica Heppleston winning Retail Week Rising Star Award 2017

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.

Our members (electro-technical wholesalers and manufacturers) are on the look out for talented employees to join their teams.

To view and apply for all available apprenticeships, not just in wholesaling but across all businesses and industries, you need to register at the Government’s Find an Apprenticeship website.

View the video to find out more about being an apprentice wholesaler

Award winner 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.

Apprenticeships in England

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 in Scotland

Modern Apprenticeships are listed on Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) webiste.  SDS is Scotlands national skills body.

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.

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, please do apply.

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

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.

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