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Trailblazers - a review of apprenticeships in England

A revised standard for electrotechnical apprentices


Following a Government review in 2013, apprenticeship standards are currently being assessed to ensure they meet employer needs and provide learners with the right level of competence.

A revised standard for electrotechnical apprentices, drawn up by a group of industry employers and led by the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), was drafted and was up for consultation during February 2014 to allow the wider industry to view the recommendations and comment on their suitability.


Participants were invited to comment on areas such as the duration of the apprenticeship, what an apprentice should be able to do on completion, and the specific knowledge and skills they need to gain during the training programme.

The consultation took the form of a ten-minute online survey to complete after reviewing the two-page revised standard.

“It’s essential that employers take a look at the new standard to see what it involves,” said Paul McNaughton, Managing Director of Oxford based Electrical Contractor Darke and Taylor. “If you employ apprentices, or are thinking about employing apprentices, this new standard will have an impact on your business. A few minutes now could make all the difference to your future workforce.”

This consultation is now closed. The IET would like to thank all who responded.


The following documents formed the consultation review documents, and have been left on-line for historical purposes. 



Government documents