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Substation Higher Apprentice, Electricity Transmission, London West

Location: Addlestone
Company: National Grid Wireless
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About the role

The Substation Engineer programme will ensure you understand that delivering energy across the nation takes epic feats of engineering. You will learn whilst you earn, training at our world-class training centre and in our substations - we will show you how National Grid does it. You will train to become a specialist, looking after our electricity transmission system; ultimately helping us keep the lights on across England and Wales.

Commissioning requires a reasoned and considered approach which builds from individual component tests through to full system commissioning which means you will have the opportunity to make the equipment live and monitor equipment integrity when it is first ‘turned on.’ Our engineers are tasked with providing technical support to others about operational procedures and compliance as well as diagnosing problems and rectifying faults.

To be considered for this role you'll need to have enthusiasm and a willingness to learn, be passionate about tackling climate change along with a curious, questioning mind.

What you'll need

To be considered for this role you'll need to have enthusiasm and a willingness to learn, be passionate about tackling climate change along with a curious, questioning mind.

You'll also need:

GCSE Maths and English Language GCSE at a 4/C and above  

In addition to the GCSE requirements, you will also need to have one of the following sets of qualifications

  1. 2 A-Levels - 1 must be in either Maths or Physics (Grade C or above) 
  2. BTEC National Certificate Level 3 in Electrical & Electronic Engineering or Engineering (Merit or Distinction with the Maths modules being Merit or Distinction) 
  3. BTEC National Diploma Level 3 in Electrical & Electronic Engineering or Engineering (Merit or Distinction with the Maths modules being Merit or Distinction) 
  4. ONC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Merit or Distinction with the Maths modules being Merit or Distinction)
  5. HNC/HND in Electrical, Electronic or Mechanical Engineering (Pass, Merit or Distinction) 
  6. Degree in Maths, Physics, Chemistry or Engineering

You must hold a valid full UK car driving licence, or be willing to learn to drive and agree to secure a valid full UK car driving licence 3 months before joining the programme.

If you are relying on a qualification awarded by an educational establishment outside the United Kingdom as eligibility to join the apprenticeship, you will be required to provide evidence of the level of your qualification before we can progress your application. We accept evidence from UK ENIC (National Information Centre for the UK). UK ENIC is the official body entrusted by the UK Government with the provision of information and advice on the comparability of international qualifications with those in the UK.

You will only be able to apply for one role per programme (i.e. one advanced apprentice role) for this campaign. Please ensure you apply to your most preferred role. Those who apply for more than one will be withdrawn and asked to confirm their preference.

What you'll get

We're proud to offer a competitive salary of £24,999

This opportunity will be based in London West, please note you must reside in this area to be eligible to apply for this role.

The closing date will be Sunday 27th February 2022, we advise all candidates to apply as early as possible to ensure you obtain the place you want in the application process.

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