The Apprentice ECS card is for students undertaking any electrical/electronic advanced apprenticeship.
It allows apprentices to be formally recognised and work on site to gain valuable industry experience in support of their training. The cards are issued under the strict understanding that a formal industry training programme is being undertaken and that all work the apprentice carries out is under supervision.
The apprentice should be JIB-registered by their training provider to get the full benefit from industry registration. JIB registration includes an initial ECS card, staged apprentice cards to show progression and the final Gold card at the successful completion of the apprenticeship. The JIB training requirements are listed in the JIB Handbook.
Apprentices registered with the JIB will have JIB Registered printed on their ECS card.
Eligibility and requirements
To be eligible for an ECS Apprentice card, applicants must:
- Be be employed and undertaking an electrical or electrotechnical Advanced Apprenticeship
- Provide a copy of their Training Agreement to support their application
- Hold a current ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment (there are no exemptions for direct ECS Apprentice card applications). For more details visit the ECS H&S Assessment page.
It is recommended that the apprentice is registered with the JIB by their training provider.