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Apprentice - Higher Level Power Engineering (Stockport)

18500.00 monthly
Electricity North West

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Do you want to make a difference to the lives of over 5 million people in the North West?

A key part of the UK’s journey to zero carbon is the revolution of our electricity industry – the way electricity is generated, stored, transported and traded.

Are you ready to kick-start your career journey on our apprentice programme, one of the most exciting career paths there is in engineering?

We will provide you with all the hands-on experience and the skills you need to go on and complete your training at one of our depots and at our fantastic purpose-built training academy.

As the demand for electricity is set to double by 2050 our industry has some exciting challenges and important work ahead, so we’re looking for ambitious, aspiring individuals like you.

Our apprentice programme will set you up with the future skills needed to be an engineer and support us in delivering a vital service to our communities as we transition to a zero-carbon future.

Our roles

You will train to help us deliver an amazing service to our customers across the North West and help us create a brighter, more sustainable future.

It’s an exciting opportunity to earn as you learn everything you need to know to launch your future in engineering. After three years, you’ll have completed an industry recognised level 4 Electrical Power Network Apprenticeship and a HNC in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

You will be equipped with enough experience and high-quality training to take on a permanent role with us. Our Apprenticeship Programme has everything you need to start taking control of your future today.

We have apprenticeships available in the following:

Control Engineer - you will spend the majority of the three years apprenticeship learning about our network within our Control hub in Manchester, fully understanding how we manage the network in the North West to keep power flowing 24/7 365 days a year, as it evolves to facilitate the transition to a zero-carbon future.

Design Engineer – you will learn all aspects of electrical network design and how designs meet commercial customers requirements. Working alongside our customers you will understand their needs considering innovation developments in the exciting zero-carbon future. You will be designing the networks that will underpin the electricity system for the next 50 years.

Project Engineer – you will be learning to manage the construction and installation of new projects, including our award-winning innovation projects. This will include project managing activities ensuring projects are delivered on time, meeting customers, planning of resource and staying within the budget requirements. You will learn skills from lots of professionals from across our business. You will be constructing the networks of the future that will support electricity distribution in the North West for the next 50 years.

Operations Engineer – you will be helping to keep the power flowing across our network in the North West, ensuring our 5 million customers have electricity to their homes or businesses every day. We need our future engineers to help maintain and operate all our equipment, so we can keep the lights shining, our electrical gadgets charged and utilising new technology to support our customer’s needs. We need to ensure our electricity network can manage the demand of supply for the next 50 years.

Discover more about becoming an higher level apprentice by watching our video here

What’s in it for you?

A fully funded programme to study for an industry recognised level 4 Electrical Power Network Apprenticeship and a HNC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, with a professional mentor to support your development.

  • A starting salary of £18,500 per year;
  • Holidays starting at 23 days per year plus bank holidays, rising an extra day per year;
  • An employee reward platform offering discounts on high street, retailers, leisure and much more;
  • Membership to our pension scheme offering an employer contribution of up to 14%;

Working within electricity distribution has never been so exciting. Electricity North West is going through significant periods of change with new technologies emerging and being developed. Our apprenticeship programme will provide you with a spring board to an exciting career within the power sector.

About you:

Skills and qualifications

  • A minimum of Maths and English at GCSE at levels 4 - 9 or A* - C;

As well as one of the following -

  • A minimum of two A Levels at grades A* - C (one must be in Maths or Physics), or
  • A BTEC National Certificate Level 3 in Electrical or Electronic Engineering (merit or distinction), or a
  • A ONC in Electrical Engineering (merit or distinction);

We will also be looking for:

  • Self-motivated team player with excellent attention to detail;
  • An interest in driving forward your own career development;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Strong analytical and IT skills.

We welcome applications from all candidates who meet the minimum criteria.

For full information on the selection process and timescales click here. Got any questions? Click here to read our frequently asked questions.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 16 February 2020. We would encourage you to make an early application as we reserve the right to close this vacancy early.

Assessment Centres will be held in March 2020.

As part of the Recruitment & Selection process Electricity North West carries out pre-employment screening to aid in the assessment and overall suitability of an individual to perform a role. If offered a conditional offer of employment you will be required to provide us with additional information to allow us to perform checks in line with our policy.

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