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Electricians test, install, maintain and repair electrical systems and equipment.
There's a wide variety of job opportunities for qualified electricians. Electricians often become their own bosses as a contractor or business owner. Others become employed with power supply companies or work for a business supplying and maintaining electrical products.
A boom in building and construction, along with a staff shortage has fueled the demand for electricians. This makes electricians one of the most in-demand trades.
An electrician may choose to specialise in:
- low-voltage electrical work on houses, and commercial or industrial buildings, or
- high-voltage electrical work (over 1000 volts) on power stations, substations, and other sites.
Learn the foundations to become an electrician by completing a level 3 certificate program, usually about 32 weeks duration, followed by an apprenticeship, and get paid while learning on the job. Electrical apprenticeships usually take 2-3 years to complete.
Start your career in a high-growth industry by becoming a qualified electrician.
Understanding the best way to become a qualified electrician in New Zealand looks complicated but is easy. Here are the steps you need to take to start your career as an electrician.
Choose and enrol with a registered training provider.
Complete a level 3 certificate program.
Gain an electrical apprenticeship.
$50k - $105k annually
Length of training
*TradeMe Jobs, April 2022
Accurate and methodical
Practical and logical
Able to work well alone or in a team
Good at problem-solving.
Transpower on the high-voltage national grid
Self-employed and work for contracting businesses
Run their own business
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