Your role as an electrical engineer
What you will learn in the three-and-a-half-year apprenticeship
As an electrical engineer, you will be trained as a specialist in electrical and electronic systems and devices. For instance, you will install and test control and distribution cabinets, program controllers, lay cables, process materials, repair faults in electrical components and systems and install electrical protection measures. Starting from your time as an apprentice, you will be able to focus on particular areas, which will prepare you to specialize in specific applications later on.
After your training
So you’ve finished your apprenticeship – what next?
As an electrical engineer, you can work for industrial businesses in any sector, such as power supply companies or manufacturers of electrical systems. Electrical engineers are also needed by transport providers, energy suppliers and service companies. Depending on your specialism, you will work in production halls and workshops, at customers’ homes, on building sites or in an office
- Successful completion of the compulsory years of schooling
- Good understanding of technical concepts and manual skill
- Team spirit
- Willingness to learn