Electrical Engineering Apprentice

Job Type:
Job Sector:
East Midlands
£13,807 to £13,807 per annum
Salary Description:
Western Power Distribution
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Package descriptionAbout Us

Western Power Distribution is the power behind the network - keeping the lights on in big cities such as Birmingham, Nottingham, Bristol and Cardiff, and taking power to the furthest reaches of our rural landscape, across the Brecon Beacons, Dartmoor and the Peak District.

Our electricity distribution network is one of the largest in the UK and serves 7.8 million customers across the Midlands, South Wales and the South West. The network is looked after by our 6,500-strong team of operational and support staff. Vital to our work are our craftspeople at the frontline who are highly trained and include: 

Overhead Lines — work on overhead lines supported by wooden poles or steel towers.

Jointers — work on the underground cable network.

Fitters — work on switches and transformers in substation.

Our industry continues to evolve and innovate, making these exciting opportunities in which to develop a career with a supportive and forward-thinking organisation.

You are applying for Overhead Lines vacancies in Northampton.


Ideal candidateIf you have or expect to receive: 

* 5 x GCSE passes at Grade C / Level 4 and above (must include Maths, English Language and a Science)
* Level 3 recognised qualification in Electrical Engineering plus GCSE Maths and English Language of Grade C / Level 4 and above 

You don’t have to go to university to make the most of your career potential.  If you would like to earn while you learn, are hands on and want to be part of a great team - Western Power can give you the power to achieve this and embark on an exciting journey right now!

Your training will involve 12 weeks intensive training at one of our dedicated Training Centres and continues with "on-job" and technical training to help you achieve the City & Guilds 2339 Level 2 and Level 3 in Electrical Engineering. Please note that we are unable to accommodate any annual leave during the first 12 weeks.

Along the way, you will enjoy a rewards package that includes a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement.

There is no need to apply for multiple apprenticeships. Please only apply for your nearest depot as we will assess the best location for you based on your home address.

Weight restrictions apply to overhead trades based around Personal Fall Protective Equipment, including harnesses and other equipment such as ladders.  If in doubt please contact Employee Relations. 

Contact Details:
Western Power Distribution
Tel: 0200 000 0000
Contact: Jo Mainstone

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