Electrical Apprentice

Location Manchester
Discipline: Apprentices & Graduates
Salary: £6.40 ph
Job ref: 009103
Published: about 1 month ago

About the opportunity 

We have an exciting opportunity for someone to take their first steps into the electrical trade and to join us as an Electrical Apprentice in Manchester (Royton)! This scheme will allow you to learn the vital skills of how to install, maintain, and repair electrical systems which will create a great foundation for a career as an Electrician. 

During the apprenticeship you will gain valuable experience working alongside experienced professionals, gaining hands on experience by learning on the job to develop key skills. Our supportive and professional environment will enable you to quickly learn what we do and build strong working relationships. 

You will have various channels of support including your line manager, Chargehand supervisor, colleagues, and a mentor. You will also connect with other apprentices across the business to create support networks and share experiences. 

Your working pattern will be 39 hours per week, Monday to Thursday 07:45 to 16:30, finishing on Friday at 15:30 (inclusive of lunch breaks). 

If you are looking to start a career in the Electrical trade, then we would be delighted to hear from you! 


Role Details 

  • Starting rate: £6.40 per hour 
  • Role based: Manchester, Royton 
  • 24 days annual leave + bank holidays 


Role Responsibilities 

  • Understanding and applying the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems. 
  • Ensure compliance relevant Health and Safety practices and all applicable legislation to encourage and maintain zero harm environment and culture. 
  • Ensure that buildings are tested to the required standards where necessary whilst under supervision. 
  • To support on supplementary process-based tasks where required, that may not be directly electrical related. 


Benefits & Opportunities 

  • Option to buy 5 days of additional annual leave 
  • A range of dedicated health and wellbeing services 
  • A chance to give back to your community with an annual Volunteering Day Off 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • Employee Benefits Program (Discounts at 100s of shops, gyms, restaurants and even holidays!) 
  • 98% of apprentices retained beyond their apprenticeship 



  • Maths and English GCSEs at Grades 9 - 4 (A*- C) 


Why Portakabin? 

We have lots of fantastic success stories from previous apprentices who have gone on to achieve industry recognised qualifications through their apprenticeships and many of our past apprentices are still working within the business today or have gone onto have successful careers elsewhere. Our workplace culture will allow you to pick up not only the knowledge and skills to be used in your future career but also experience working in a professional but relaxed environment that will give you the confidence to excel in your role and develop as a professional. 

We truly believe that we put our people at the heart of everything we do, and you will have the job security and development opportunities that are rare in the current climate, so why not join us, and be a part of our continuing growth and success? With exciting future ambitions, we couldn’t think of a better time for you to join us! 


Apply Now! 

If you think this sounds like the ideal job for you, please apply by no later than Sunday 7th April.