Apprenticeship In Street Lighting

  • Health and safety and environmental working practices
  • Establish effective working relationships
  • Prepare for the installation and maintenance of highway electrical systems and Equipment
  • Apply surface protection to highway electrical systems
  • Carry out emergency work on highway electrical systems
  • Identify and correct faults in highway electrical systems, equipment and components
  • Install and connect highway electrical systems, equipment and components
  • Install highway electrical infrastructure equipment
  • Maintain highway electrical systems, equipment and components

The above provide the basis of what is required to become a competent Highways Electrical Operative where you will carry out activities such as attending road traffic incidents, performing cyclic maintenance, testing and inspecting, installing different types of infrastructure and interpreting site drawings.

You will engage with various types of companies that provide services such as civil engineering, electrical, surveying and road surfacing and you will work in companies that will expect you to travel the country and engage with all types of staff members from fellow highways operatives to directors.

Throughout your apprenticeship you will develop your motor skills, interactivity, manner and attitude as well as gaining qualifications such as:

  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Temporary Traffic Management
  • The correct and safe use of Mobile Elevated Working Platforms
  • Abrasive Wheels training

This list and the above list are by no means exhaustive as there are many different routes available within this sector. Contact us!

Throughout this course, you will be assessed using a wide range of techniques such as multiple choice answer sheets, coursework, onsite observations, professional discussions, product evidence and practicals
Further progression is possible in Higher Education including Higher Apprenticeships, Foundation Degrees and Higher National Certificates, registration with the Institution of Engineering & Technology,
HERS registration, and an ECS HERS card.
More information coming soon
City and Guilds Electrical Installation

Careers

You could move into the management and supervision of Highway works, the designing of lighting systems and development of new roadways and tramways.

Potential salaries from to £22000 pa and up for a qualified Highways Electrician

  • £25000 and above for site supervisors, managers and directors
National Careers Advice

Study Programme


All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development