Primary job tasks

As a trained electrician you work with electrical system of all kinds. You have the skills to install, repair and maintain computer-controlled electric systems both in commercial industries and in homes.

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Your motivations and qualifications

  • You have 9/10th grade exam or equivalent + grade 02 in Danish and math
  • Good at IT and physics
  • Ability to work both independently and with others
  • Interest in electrical installations

Job tasks

Electricians can also act as a consultant regarding electrical solutions, and depending on your specialty field you can also work with automation and robots or wind turbines at offshore installations.

The programme

The training programme consists of various components and training can take between 3 and 5 years.

You can choose to train to become Electrician 1, which solely focuses on installation. If you want a broader training choose Electrician 2, where you also work with alarms, communication networks and robotics. 


Throughout the program, you learn how electrical installations and systems work. You will also learn how to install and maintain computer controlled power systems such as computer and industrial robots.

Note that you can also take the training as EUX, which provide you with a vocational training as well as an upper secondary education.

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Career opportunities

A trained electrician can work in many different places and in as many industries. 

This gives you the opportunity to let your personal interests determine your future industry.

4 good reasons for choosing this career path:

  • An exciting education where you have to use both your hands and your brains
  • You will be part of an industry in constant development
  • Danish electricians are in high demand, even abroad
  • You can take the electrician training as EUX

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