Why study Electrical Installation at Weston College?
We are regarded as one of the top colleges in the country. Our location in Somerset, the business links we have forged with major companies in Bristol, and the money we have invested into providing the best facilities in the area put our construction provision ahead of other construction training providers in the region.
Our South West Skills Campus is a £14 million award winning facility where you'll be taught by highly qualified staff with extensive industry experience. We have purpose-built workshops that simulate real-life working situations, and the tools you’ll use are industry-standard.
When you’re not in one of our state-of-the-art workshops, you’ll be in specialist classrooms and modern computer suites getting to grips with construction methods – delivered by supportive lecturers in short, lively sessions.
Thanks to our growing reputation as a leading construction training centre in the Bristol area we have established many working partnerships with employers, builders’ merchants and manufacturers who are keen to host site visits, training days, seminars and workshops. These partnerships also help us to provide our students with plenty of work placements, and work experience opportunities that you won't be able to find with other training providers.
We provide a wide range of courses that carry the weight and respect of the industry. We are an approved provider of City & Guilds – more than meeting the awarding organisation’s requirements for quality assurance, good practice, policies and procedures. We offer EAL industry-led qualifications that match employer needs.
Thanks to our growing reputation as a leading construction and engineering training centre in the south west, we have established excellent partnerships with employers, builders’ merchants and manufacturers who are keen to host site visits, training days, seminars and workshops.
Do you want to learn a trade that could lead to a successful and varied career?
We take electricity for granted, but without qualified people taking care of our electrics, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.
Being an electrician is a varied career that often allows people to be their own boss, work their own hours and earn a lot of money!
Out of all the trades, careers in electrical installation pay the most. In 2015, the average salary for an employed electrician was £30,172 - £,2000 more than plumbers, who rank second in the trades pay scale.
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A qualification in Electrical Installation could provide you with a career for life.
There is shortage of qualified electricians in the UK, particularly in the Bristol and Somerset area where there are massive infrastructure projects which require a lot of building and construction skills. In the West of England the demand for people with construction qualifications will increase by 14% over the next 5 years, and one of the biggest areas of growth is the Electrical Installation sector.
Locally, there are over 12,000 people employed in the industry. In order to replace people in the region who are leaving the industry due to retirement, we have to ensure at least 600 people become qualified electricians every year.
What could you earn?
Salaries in the electrical installation sector are influenced by experience, role, the type of electrical work being undertaken, as well as the geographic location. Salaries in the sector are continuously rising, with an average increase of 4.6% between 2013 and 2015. The average advertised salary for all electrician and electrical fitting roles last year was £20,000 to £29,000.
Some suggested salary ranges for those working in the industry include:
- Electrician - £17,000 to £30,000
- Electricity distribution worker - £20,000 to £45,000
- Electronics engineering - £18,000 to £23,000
- There are an estimated 108,800 people employed in the electrical industry
- Over 5,600 businesses deal in electrical installation and fitting.
It's easy to apply...
You can apply online for any of our Electrical Installation courses in a matter of minutes by selecting the course you’re interested in from the drop-down menu at the top of this page and clicking ‘apply now’. Alternatively, you can find an application form at the back of our prospectus.
There has never been a better time to apply for one of our Electrical Installation courses - and if you apply now you can secure your place on the course you are interested in. Submitting an application isn’t a binding decision and if you change your mind, you can always withdraw your application at a later date.