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What does a Distribution Electrician do?

In order for electricity to benefit the customer, it is led from a power plant via the large main grid and on to smaller regional and local electricity grids that supply buildings, streets and parks with electricity. As a distribution electrician, it is within the regional and local networks, so-called distribution networks, that you build, repair and maintain pipes, switchgear and substations.

The work as a distribution electrician is free and varied, but at the same time requires a great deal of knowledge. Working physically outdoors is a natural part of the job. Since the distribution network is located throughout Sweden, it also means variation in the environment you work in. The distribution network is located in cities, along the roads and out in the woods and on the ground.

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Common tasks:

As a distribution electrician, you can be employed by electric power companies or by contracting companies that work on behalf of electric power companies.

The tasks of the distribution electrician are to:

  • Build new power lines
  • Route and splice cables, ground cable or overhead line
  • Maintain, inspect and repair electrical networks
  • Troubleshoot and rectify faults in switchgear and transformer
  • Install power stations and cable cabinets
  • Replace wires and other parts that are too old

This is how you study with us

We alternate our training with theoretical and practical parts so that you are well prepared when you enter working life. Our courses include distance learning and workplace-based learning (APL). This means that you get to test your knowledge from school in a real environment and try out your future professional role.

Direction content

  • Mekatronik 1, MEKMEK01 (100 p)
  • Practical e-learning, ELLPRA0 (100 p)
  • Electrical measurement technology 1, ELÄELM01 (100 p)
  • Electric power technology, ELRELF0 (100 p)
  • Electric motor control, INSELS0 (100 p)
  • Lighting net, ELDBEY0 (100 p)
  • Low voltage mains, FIRE LOCK0 (100 p)
  • High voltage mains, FIRE HIGH0 (100 p)
  • Mains and transformer stations,
  • FIRE NETWORK0 (100 p)
  • Network maintenance work in city networks,
  • ELDNÄU0 (100 p)
  • Mains maintenance work on overhead line networks 0.4–24 kV,
  • FIREWORK0 (100 p)
  • Electrical installations, INSELI0 (200 p)
  • Electromechanics, ELRELK0 (100 p)
  • Municipal adult work, KVAREE (100 p)

Prior education

Approved primary school. We also recommend passing the high school's first courses in Swedish, English and Mathematics.


There are a total of 1500 points that you must read in, including the municipal adult work. You read the courses as distance learning, do the partial exams at home online. It is 7 laboratory weeks, spread over the study period that you will be on site in our school activities in Sundsvall and Bispgården for the teacher-led theoretical and practical reviews and final exams. The study planning shows when the meetings are planned.

You will receive a study plan from us stating when you will study each course and when you will come to the school in Sundsvall and Bispgården.

The training also includes at least 8 weeks of internship at a company. You can do the internship in your hometown or in its vicinity.

Would you like to know more?

Contact us for more information

Anna-Lena Lindholm

School administrator

Annette Gradin

School Administrator