- 4 years
What does an electrician do?
Electricians create electrical installations for household, agriculture, trade and industry. They are also responsible for the technical maintenance of existing systems.
They work in customer service and/or construction and conversion projects. They know their way around challenging building services and automation control systems. Thanks to their extensive training, they are also able to work comfortably with more complex systems, e.g. in the field of telecommunications or the parametrisation of automated building management systems and lighting systems. Their tasks also include the creation of renewable energy generation systems such as photovoltaic systems, state-of-the-art heat pump systems and measurement equipment. Using state-of-the-art measurement equipment, they check and inspect electrical systems in line with the current rules of technology.
They locate and eliminate faults, repair and maintain electrical installations and systems.
To sum up: You are the go-to person for everything from lighting, building automation and communication systems to photovoltaic systems. You advise customers, configure software and keep things running smoothly.
Duration of apprenticeship
- Primarily at the customer’s premises
- Construction and conversion projects
- Service and maintenance
- Four training courses during the apprenticeship
- One to two days of vocational school instruction per week
- 6 school subjects
Requirements: Precision, skill and versatility are needed here!
- Completion of compulsory education, secondary level A or B
- Good performance in mathematics, along with natural sciences and technology
- Interest in technology
- Manual skills
- Basic understanding of technology
- Standard colour vision
- An abstract-logical way of thinking
- Willingness to travel for work
- You enjoy working with customers
- Additional apprenticeship as an Electrical Planning Engineer, Federal VET Diploma, or a Telematics Engineer, Federal VET Diploma (2 years)
- Further training and specialisation (e.g. automation/building automation)
- Higher vocational training (e.g. Qualified Electrical Installation and Safety Expert)
- Courses of study (e.g. Qualified Technician, PEI, in Electrical Engineering or Building Technology)
- Electrical Project Manager in Installation and Safety with a Federal Diploma of Higher Education
- Qualified Electrical Installation and Safety Expert
- Telematics Project Manager (Federal Professional Examination with a Federal Diploma of Higher Education)
- Qualified Telematics Engineer (Advanced Professional Examination with an Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education)
- Qualified Technician, PEI, in Electrical Engineering or Building Technology
- Electrical Engineer BSc FH or BSc ETH
- Bachelor in Electrical Engineering
- Bachelor in Renewable Energies and Environmental Technology
- Electrical – Telecommunications – Building Automation Planning
- Sales – Consulting – Support